John Bunyan

    “Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.” John Bunyan was born in England on November 30, 1628. He was sixteen years old when England was going through a civil war in 1644. He became a soldier. One …

Elisabeth Elliot

    “Today is mine. Tomorrow is not my business.” Born to missionary parents in Belgium on December 21, 1926, Elisabeth Elliot was only a few months old when her family moved to the United States. Her father was the editor of the Sunday School Times – a Sunday School paper …

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

    “I am deeply persuaded that there will be no full, soul-filling, heart-ravishing, heart-satisfying outpouring of the Spirit of God till there be more praise and thanking the Lord.” Robert Murray M’Cheyne – one of Scotland’s greatest preachers – lived a very short life. His influence, however, would live on …

Fanny Crosby

    “To weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t!” Fanny Jane Crosby was born in southeast New York on March 24, 1820. When she was just six months old, she got a cold in her eyes that had to be taken care of by a doctor. …

Oswald Chambers

    “We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” Oswald Chambers was born into a pastor’s household in Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 24, 1874. When he was in his teens, after hearing Charles Spurgeon preach, Oswald was walking home with his father. He told his …

Billy Sunday

    “Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his.” Born November 19, 1862, on a farm in Ames, Iowa, Billy Sunday would become one of the most popular American evangelists in history. His father was a Civil War soldier who died …

Susanna Wesley

    “There are two things about the Gospel – believe it and behave it.” Susanna Annesley Wesley was born in London on January 20, 1669, as a pastor’s daughter and as the youngest of 25 children. Her experiences growing up, then, prepared her both for life as a pastor’s wife …

J Gresham Machen

    "The more we know of God, the more unreservedly we will trust him.” John Gresham Machen was born into a wealthy, well-known family on July 28, 1881. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a writer, which meant John had every ability to “do something important” with …

Susannah Spurgeon

    “It is a mercy that our lives are not left for us to plan, but that our Father chooses for us.” At the beginning of his ministry in the mid-1800s, most of London seemed to love 19-year-old Charles Spurgeon, but Susannah Thompson was not impressed. She thought he got …

Eric Liddell

    "I don’t need explanations from God. I simply believe Him and accept whatever comes my way.” He crouched at the starting line of the Olympic track, waiting nervously for the starting gunshot to go off. He was competing in the Paris Olympics of 1924, but his chances for winning …