10 Christians Everyone Should Know (Book Review)

10 Christians Everyone Should Know (Book Review)

10 Christians Everyone Should Know

I wasn’t raised in the church and did not learn much about church history and leaders during my upbringing. Most of what I know I learned by reading and researching as an adult. I love reading about other believers throughout history and I find their stories inspiring and enlightening. I recently had the chance to read 10 Christians Everyone Should Know (edited by John Perry) and I wanted to share it with you.

The book includes ten mini-biographies of people who vary in their backgrounds and influence. They include:

Saint Patrick
Anne Bradstreet
John Bunyan
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jane Austen
D.L. Moody
George Washington Carver
Sergeant York
William F. Buckley, Jr

Each of these ten chapters is written by a different author so at times the flow can be uneven if you read more than one chapter in a sitting. In addition, there were some people included in the book who seem like wonderful people, but would not make my list of Christians everyone should know. I was, however, exposed to a few people I did not know much about including George Washington Carver, who I only knew as the inventor of peanut butter (for which he has my eternal gratitude). His biography was so engaging and I grew to really admire this man.

Some chapters were a little dry and insignificant to me but others were amazing.  My three favorite chapters were the biographies of Saint Patrick, Galileo, and George Washington Carver. I was so inspired and intrigued by how they stayed true to their faith in the face of catastrophic challenges.  I learned quite a bit from these three chapters and would recommend the book based on these three chapters alone.

This book is available in both paperback and Kindle format.

I received an electronic copy of this book from BookSneeze to facilitate an honest review.  All opinions are my own.



About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Debra Wagner says

    Wow, what a wonderful bunch of people! Wouldnt it be nice to even have met and knew even one!!

  2. Interesting, I didn’t know many of these people were Christian.

  3. Ali Gilbert says

    Interesting, I didn’t know a lot of these people were Christians. Very cool.

  4. katrina c. says

    Wow, I just happened to stumble upon your blog, and when I read this, I knew I had to get this! Sometimes my daily devotional reading can start to feel “stale” to me…and this would be a nice supplement to my reading! Thanks for sharing!

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