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Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs (Print Book)

Saints and Their Stories

James C. Howell

$ 13.99
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  • 12/9/1999
  • 906
  • 978-08358-0906-1
  • Print Book
  • 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • 192
  • 0.75

Overview

"These vivid and touching accounts are not only inspirational and enlightening, but they also broaden our perspective of what characterizes a hero."

—Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. president, winner of 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

Do you wonder how you can make a difference? Worry whether you have the courage to dare the impossible? Take heart! Everyone has wrestled with thoughts of inadequacy and fallibility at some point in their lives-even spiritual "giants."

Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs gives you a glimpse inside the lives of regular, everyday people who made a profound impact on the world through their service to God.

"This is a book of stories, my personal favorites, really," writes Howell. "These friends of God are not superhuman or the elite. They are flesh and blood, just like you and me. And that is the point. It's important to remember that the most ordinary soul possesses the most extraordinary gift."

Read about Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted their lives to helping those who could not help themselves. Experience the stories of Sojourner Truth and Billy Graham. Learn about singing saints Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, and John Newton. Meet misfit Francis of Assisi and Clarence Jordan, creator of The Cotton Patch Bible.

An engaging page-turner, Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs proves that God blesses every one of us with a special gift we can use to light the world. Discover a world of saints whose faith, hope, and action will encourage and inspire you to make a difference.

Dare to attempt great things for God!

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