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LEW WALLACE

Born APRIL 10, 1827 In 1876, former Civil War General Lew Wallace and other Union veterans were on a train on their way to a soldiers reunion. A man who, like Lew, was also a lawyer, invited him to a conversation. That man, … Continue reading

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CHARLES SHELDON

Born FEBRUARY 26, 1857 The sermon ended. Singers prepared for the final song. A voice from the back of the church startled the congregation. The stranger in shabby clothes talked his way up the center aisle to the front of the church. … Continue reading

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AMY CARMICHAEL

Born DECEMBER 16, 1867 It began with Preena. The 7-year-old girl fled the Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu, India in fear. She found Amy Carmichael, an English missionary. Hearing Preena’s story and learning the truth about female temple slaves gave Amy’s ministry new … Continue reading

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CHARLES FINNEY

Born AUGUST 29, 1792 Charles Grandison Finney played a pivotal role among American revivalists. His contributions served as a bridge between the ministry of Jonathan Edwards in the 1700s and the revival campaigns of D. L. Moody in the late 1800s. Born three years after George Washington’s … Continue reading

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OSWALD CHAMBERS

Born JULY 24, 1874 “We will all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus the areas of our lives He has asked us to yield to Him. It’s as if Paul were saying, ‘My determined pur-pose is … Continue reading

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ANDREW MURRAY

Born MAY 9, 1828 Andrew was born in South Africa. His Scottish father pastored the Dutch Reformed Church in Graaff Reinet. The combination of geopolitical environment and spiritual experiences prepared young Andrew for his life’s work. God would use him to draw people of varied ethnic back-grounds around the … Continue reading

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DWIGHT L. MOODY

Born FEBRUARY 5, 1837 Dwight Lyman Moody had a limited formal education and was never ordained into the ministry. Still, he became the most successful evangelist of the Nineteenth Century. He left his mark in Christian education and Christian publishing and set standards for both one-on-one … Continue reading

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R. A. TORREY

Born JANUARY 28, 1856 As a student at Yale, Reuben Archer Torrey startled awake one night. He felt a heaviness due to some recent disappointments. Overcome by a sense of hopelessness, he decided to end his life. He crawled out of bed, went to his washstand, … Continue reading

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ALEXANDER WHYTE

Born JANUARY 13, 1837 He grew up in poverty with a slim education. Even so, he rose to the stature of an erudite, eloquent preacher. He specialized in Biblical biographies. His solid understanding of the Scriptures and human nature helped Alexander Whyte portray men and women of the Bible with … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS

Born NOVEMBER 29, 1898 He read, thought, prayed, and lived through life’s ups and downs for nearly sixty-five years, helping the rest of us in the process. As an adult, C. S. Lewis converted from atheism to become the leading Christian apologist of the 20th … Continue reading

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