I purchased this to read with my kids as part of our Bible time. We cover one person each week. Some weeks have been very dry and difficult to read through. We like the biographies that include family information and growing up information. It is also interesting to see how the paths crossed for many of these people.
My children are 4th-7th grade. Based on each of their personalities is how they react to the stories. It gives us great examples we can learn from. We can learn from these Christians about how we should pursue Godly choices and a Godly life.
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I gave it a 4 based on the biographies that are really difficult to read through because there isn't much information to build them up to a relatable character. 5 stars on the fun to read people.
I have, for many years, enjoyed Warren Wiersbe's warm and easy to follow writing style. "50 People Every Christian Should Know," is another in a long line of great books by Wiersbe. This book makes a great reference source for key individuals of church history. The chapters devoted to each person are only about 8 to 12 pages or so and can easily be read in one setting. A chapter can easily be read as a suplement to a daily devotional time. My only criticism of the book would be that there are a lot of key people ommitted. He incudes several individuals that are minor when compared with many he did not indlude. I understand that his intent was not to write an exhaustive work, but still it seems a bit unbalanced in favor or the slightly lesser known to the expense of some of the greater contributers of church history over the last few hundred years.