Your People: Stories From Church History
Through 37 easy-to-read chapters, you’ll meet exciting characters like the little girl with big feet who helped prepare the Chinese church for persecution, the man with the “butterfly mind” who bought an election to parliament and then spearheaded the fight against slavery in England, a lonely child-laborer who ended up in the story she read about in the newspapers and many more exciting, unlikely heroes of the faith. If you are a believer, these vignettes tell the stories of men and women who are part of your family; they are your people.
Review: “In Matthew 13:52, Jesus said, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.’ That’s what reading Your People is like. Susan Verstraete brings one treasure after another out of the pages of church history. Some of the stories will be new to you; some may be familiar. But all of them are interesting, easy to read, and edifying.” —Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Senior Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
Susan Verstraete is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Faith Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri, and has been a teacher in the church for many years. Susan and her husband Mike have two grown sons, Patrick and Christopher.