Most of us live in a bubble. We experience the people, perspectives, and circumstances of our particular time and place in history. I know some of my readers are well-traveled to countries and cultures that are substantially different–that has an eye-opening and broadening effect. Even so, we’re all living in the 21st century, dealing with the Church in its current place in time.
I love reading Christian biographies because I get outside my bubble. I get to learn about the Church in a different place and time. Moreso, I learn about the sacrifices others have made for the cause of Christ. Kingdom living isn’t easy. I find it so encouraging to read the stories of other men and women who kept their eyes on eternity, chose to abide in Christ (John 15:1-17), and ran the race well.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV) says: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”…. Continue reading