Category: Biographical Vignettes

muller

What Did George Muller Think About the Bible?

George Muller loved orphans. By the end of his life in the late 1800’s, he had housed over 10,000 in Bristol, England. Remarkably, throughout his...

nforrest

Vying for the Title “The Chief of Sinners”: Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest had a mean temper. He loved to gamble, often winning and losing thousands of dollars in a single evening....

reed

The Most for the Most Unhappy: Pastor and Philanthropist, Andrew Reed

On the day of his ordination, Andrew Reed must have known that he wouldn’t have an easy ministry. His first pastorate was...

vonbora

The Morning Star of Wittenberg: Katharina von Bora Luther

The reformer Martin Luther said he married for several reasons: to make his father happy, to rile the pope, make the angels laugh and...

drmarystone

The Little Girl with Big Feet: Dr. Shi Meiyue

Mr. and Mrs. Shi knew that their daughter would never marry because of her big feet. Friends and neighbors commented on them constantly, and...

corrietenboom

The Gospel Your Works Are Preaching

In Corrie ten Boom’s famous biography, The Hiding Place, she tells the story of her Tante (Aunt) Jans, a stern, commanding woman who lived with the ten...

lmoon

The Foreign Devil Who Baked Virginia Tea Cakes: The Irrepressible Lottie Moon

John A. Broadus called Charlotte (Lottie) Diggs Moon “the most educated woman in the South.” She came from a wealthy family,...

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The Remedy of Self-Sacrificing Service: The Ministry of Susannah Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon was only nineteen years old when he was called to be the pastor of the New Park Street Chapel, the church...

liliastrotter

The Power of Focus: The Story of Lilias Trotter

Either choice would have been a good one. Lilias Trotter was a gifted artist. So gifted, in fact, that one of the premier art...

carver

The Plant Doctor

If you’d met George walking along a country road or hiking in the woods in the Deep South in the 1930s, it’s likely you would have underestimated him. In his...