May 29, 2017

Let’s Chat: Heroes of the Faith

If you read my last post, you know that I’m planning to share about some heroes of the faith throughout this year. I’ve been mulling over this idea, ever since I settled on my focus for 2014 (Knowing God’s People). Reading biographies and sharing them with you all is a great way to increase my knowledge and understanding of strong Christians who have walked the path before us, and keep me accountable to meet my goal!

I started with Corrie ten Boom, not for any particular reason other than that I’d just finished reading The Hiding Place. I also hope to write about Elisabeth Elliot, Francis & Edith Schaeffer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Charles Spurgeon, Joni Eareckson Tada, Brother Andrew… and others who are yet to be determined.

I want to get you thinking about it too! I may be the one writing these posts, but I would love your input as well. So, I want to know what you think about…

  • how you define a hero?
  • what qualifies someone to be, specifically, a hero of the faith?
  • why is it important to learn about Christian heroes?
  • who are some of your favorite heroes of the faith?
  • how have their lives influenced yours?

I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments! Also, I would love to accept some guest posts about your favorite heroes of the faith! Email me with your idea, and I’ll send you more details.

Let's Chat about Heroes!


Comments

  1. Deborah at the Purple Grandma is posting about some missionary biographies. You might be interested! http://purplegrandma.com/

  2. Faith is being able to see things with the eyes of your heart, even when you can’t see them with the eyes of your . . . eyes. So, I would say that Elisha is a hero of faith for me, as he (in 2 Kings) saw all the unseen warriors of God. Another faith hero is Abraham, who believed God could raise Isaac from the dead, even though he had never seen God do anything like that.

    • The eyes of our eyes… hmm. 😉 I agree that those two men were great heroes of the faith. Everything they struggled through, and yet God graciously chose to use them both in amazing ways!