I have enjoyed the books I have read by Os Guinness. In this one, he is merely the editor and introduces four biographers who write on George Washington, William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The four biographies are divided among about 150 pages. I enjoyed the book for two reasons: You get a quick but comprehensive view of each man’s character, and you get a lot of excellent illustrative material and quotations for teaching and preaching. It is a quick read and you will learn some good things you didn’t know.
Observations: One Hundred Years In Christian HistoryJune 1, 2016
Over the last 23 years that I have been writing this paper, and the last 50 years that I have been connected with Christian ministry, many things have come and gone and many things have changed. If I think of the men I’ve known, heard, sat under, or known about, you might say that I’ve […]
Corrupting Good MannersApril 1, 2016
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head. It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]