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Since our monthly giveaway for this month (July 2015) is The Revival We Need , it seems an appropriate time to find out more about the book's author, Oswald J. Smith. Born on November 8, 1889 in Odessa, Ontario, Canada, Smith was the eldest of ten children. His father was a telegraph operator with the Canadian Pacific Railyway, so he...
Ian Thomas was born in London, England, and raised in a respectable middle class home. At the age of 12 his life was radically changed when he was born again at a Crusader's Union Camp. At the age of 15 he felt sure he was being called by God into full time Christian service, and promptly began preaching in the open air at Hampstead Heath....
Marie Monsen has been called “the mother of the Chinese house churches.” Although she left China in 1932, never to return, her name is held in high honor among Chinese Christians. She was used mightily by God as an instrument of revival. Yet she remains barely known in the West, even in her native country. Anyone who has read...
Before Jesus left this earth to return to the Father, he told his followers to wait in Jerusalem for an enduement of power, after which they would become witnesses in ever widening circles--beginning at Jerusalem and finishing at "the end of the earth." He had also told his followers to "make disciples of all nations." Mission...
The opposite of love is hate, right? Philip Keller thinks not. "The opposite of love is not hate but indifference," he says. That statement has been bouncing around in my head for a few days and the more I think about it, the more I believe it is correct. Love is commitment. If I love someone I'm committed to them. If I'm indifferent to...
If you've never heard of William Wilberforce, Britain's great abolitionist, you probably will before the month is out. That's because February 23, 2007 marks 200 years since the House of Commons voted to abolish the British slave trade, the culmination of a twenty year struggle on the part of Wilberforce. A major film biography of...
Another of the Lifechange series of books is called The Grace and Truth Paradox . In this easy to read but powerful little book, popular author Randy Alcorn shows that Jesus Christ was full of BOTH grace and truth--full of grace, and full of truth--that's 100% of each! This little volume will open your eyes on the balance that we as...

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