Monday, October 22, 2012

Book Review: 10 Who Changed the World by Danny Akin

A friend of mine, Jarrett Stephens, recommended this book to me and I am glad he did. Danny Akin takes 10 great missionaries are correlates their story with a portion of Scripture that he exegetes as well.  There are many tremendous details of famous missionaries’ stories I had not heard, as well as introductions to missionaries I was not familiar with. Without going into great detail about each chapter, I am going to give you the name of the 10 missionaries and the key takeaway I had from them:

1.     William Carey – Not His Own
2.     Adoniram & Ann Judson – All Good Even When Life Is Not
3.     Bill Wallace – Sacrifice Today for the Eternal Tomorrow
4.     Lottie Moon – Living and Loving Loud for the Gospel
5.     Jim Elliot – Passionate Persistent Pursuit of Proclaiming
6.     George Leile – Slave to the Gospel (True First Modern Missionary)
7.     David Brainerd – Unashamed Self-Denial
8.     Eric Liddell – Surrendered Champion
9.     John & Betty Stam – Courageous Glorification in Life and Death
10. James Fraser – The Prayer Missionary

This is one of the true first books I have read just to read since I graduated from school. It was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about missions, missionaries, passion for Christ or His mission. This is an encouraging and challenging read for followers of Jesus.

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