Monthly Archives: August 2012

ANNA B. WARNER and JESSIE POUNDS

ANNA WARNER       Born AUGUST 31, 1820 One of the 20th Century’s leading theologians was asked to sum up in a few words what he’d learned from 30-plus years of writing books to explain Christianity. He answer-ed “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the … Continue reading

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WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

Born AUGUST 24, 1759 England’s great Christian reformer in Parliament felt weary from the long battle to stop his country’s slave trade. He carefully opened and read the creased letter he’d taken from his Bible. He let the words soak in: “Unless God has … Continue reading

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E. M. BOUNDS

Born AUGUST 15, 1835 Edward McKendree Bounds needed to know how to pray. Why? Because of his involuntary involvement in American Civil War politics. Afterwards, because of his voluntary service as a military chaplain. Because of his pastoral duties after the war. Because of his role as … Continue reading

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ADONIRAM JUDSON

Born AUGUST 9, 1788 When the guards opened the door of the Burmese prison,  Adoniram hoped it meant his freedom from the sights, sounds, smells, and physical discomfort of the place. So far, he’d endured eleven months of torturous treatment. The guards … Continue reading

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