Monday, November 8, 2010
On This Day in Christian History by Robert J Morgan states it is a compilation of “365 amazing and inspiring stories about saints, martyrs and heroes”. Each page is a short historical entry with an accompanying Bible verse. In the back there is a topical index so you can search for similar historical accounts. Overall the book offers a quick and easy read to get small glimpses into how others of faith lived.
I like history and I especially enjoy reading accounts of believers, so after reading the title of this book I was immediately drawn to it. I have enjoyed reading though the accounts and I have marked numerous entries for future reference. While it does not label itself as a devotional it is laid out in that manner, but I would not recommend this book as such. The accounts vary greatly in how “faith” is portrayed and I would not recommend them as all being good examples to model. As is the case with church history, much was done in the name of Jesus, but it doesn’t mean it was right. I was pleased that for the most part the accounts were written in a historical and objective style. In addition, I found many of the scriptural references to be a stretch with the entries. But in all, it is an enjoyable read.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program