Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Review–Christian Heroes: D.L. Moody

D. L. Moody: Bringing Souls to Christ (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

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Our family has just recently been introduced to the most amazing books.  For Christmas our kids received a couple Christian Hero books.  These books are biographical sketches of men and women of faith. 

Last night we (actually I) finished the life of D.L. Moody.  I have heard of Moody my whole life.  I knew he was a good preacher and that there is a Moody Bible Institute because of him, but didn’t know much beyond that.  As a family we started out reading one chapter a night for family time, but soon were reading 2-3 chapters at a time because we couldn’t put it down.  I will have to admit that last night after the kids went to bed I had to finish the book without them because it was so interesting.  We will go back and read the remaining chapters with them another night. 

This book written by Janet and Geoff Benge has been wonderfully put together.  They have done an excellent job of putting Moody’s life into story form.  I highly recommend this book.  For me, it is a life changing book.  To see what God can do through a life that is uneducated is beyond my comprehension.  God is the lifter up of our name so He can lift up His Name! 

Life is so short and we only have one chance at it.  I have been challenged more than ever before to live each day as if it were my last.  There is no imagination big enough to imagine what God can do through someone yielded to God’s work and His will!  I want to be that kind of person. 

You can find this book by following this link to Amazon:  D.L. Moody Book 

Or, You can also find all the books in this series by visiting: YWAM Publishing

There are also many other books in this series including biographies of:

 Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf: First Fruit

 John Wesley: The World His Parish

 William Carey: Obliged to Go

Adoniram Judson: Bound for Burma

 John Williams: Messenger of Peace

George Müller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans

 David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer

 William Booth: Soup, Soap, and Salvation

 Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China

 D.L. Moody: Bringing Souls to Christ

 Lottie Moon: Giving Her All for China

 Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar

 Florence Young: Mission Accomplished

 Jonathan Goforth: An Open Door in China

C.T. Studd: No Retreat

 Wilfred Grenfell: Fisher of Men

 Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems

 Ida Scudder: Healing Bodies, Touching Hearts

 Rowland Bingham: Into Africa's Interior

Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt

 Sundar Singh (Sadhu): Footprints Over the Mountains

 Corrie ten Boom: Keeper of the Angels' Den

 Cameron Townsend: Good News in Every Language

 C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller

 Clarence Jones: Mr. Radio

 Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World

Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold

Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

 Jacob DeShazer: Forgive Your Enemies

 Rachel Saint: A Star in the Jungle

 Paul Brand: Helping Hands

 Betty Greene: Wings to Serve

 Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer

 Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender

 Jim Elliot: One Great Purpose

 Brother Andrew: God's Secret Agent

 Loren Cunningham: Into All the World

 David Bussau: Facing the World Head-on

I know you will be blessed to read these books.  These are a wonderful way to bring the family together at night.  I will always remember growing up hearing my dad read from books while sitting on my parents bed at night.  They are memories I will treasure forever.  I do remember some nights we wouldn’t be able to continue reading because we would all get to laughing at the silliest things.  By setting aside even a small amount of time daily a family can grow together and make lasting memories. 



  1. That is so good! I wish we could get these books soon. I love these kinds of stories. Thanks for sharing these titles with me maybe we could find some at our local library.

    1. We have a small Library so they don't carry them, but a bigger Library might! We are getting ready to start Hudson Taylor and can't wait. I hope you have an awesome weekend!

  2. Hi Valerie - thanks so much for this review. I hadn't heard of this author but she has written about so much from Christian History. I have forwarded your post to our church librarian, and just purchased the book about George Muller for my Kindle and can't wait to read it.

    There are a lot by this author listed in the Kindle Store on Amazon, just go to Kindle Store and type in the author's name to search.

    Thanks again for sharing info about this valuable resource.


    1. You are welcome! I can't wait to read all of them. I am so thankful to the person who introduced us to them. I couldn't wait to share how impacting this one was to our lives. I hope you have an awesome weekend!!