A Fistful of Heroes
Weak People Made Strong
Author John Pollock is well-known as a historian with a flair and skill for telling a story well. He has used this talent to write many biographies. This is his most acclaimed book.
God’s ways are not our ways. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the lives of some of his servants; to change a man like John Newton from slave-trader to abolitionist, R. A. Torrey, the great bible teacher was on the verge of suicide, the polished Earl of Shaftesbury became someone who changed the fortunes of the less well off. We shouldn’t be surprised when we have the examples in the Bible of David and Paul of Tarsus!
John Pollock’s deft biographical pen sweeps over the lives of 28 individuals whom God used in striking ways, including great reformers, liberators and evangelists of the 18th & 19th centuries. He shows their spiritual development, often from unpromising beginnings, and encourages us to believe that God can use us too.
Among the 28 biographies, in five sections, are included:
* Setting the Prisoners Free – John Newton, William Wilberforce
* Make the Foulest Clean – Sir George Williams, 7th Earl Shaftesbury
* Soldiers for Christ – Sir Henry Havelock, Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson
* Assist me to Proclaim – Brownlow North, D.L Moody
* Into All the World – Hudson Taylor, Mary Slessor
The full list of those covered are: John Newton, William Wilberforce, James Ramsey, Sir Charles Middleton, Sir George Williams, The 7th Earl of Shaftsbury, Robert Raikes, Elizabeth Fry,
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Sir Henry Havelock, Sir Herbert Edwardes,
D L Moody, Brownlow North, R A Torrey, Bramwell Booth, Lord Radstock,
Hudson Taylor, Adoniram Judson, Mildred Cable, Stanley Smith, Rosalie Harvey, James Chalmers, Ernest Presswood, John and Betty Stam, Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Mary Slessor and Rowland Bingham.
About Author John Pollock
The late John Pollock, an award-winning biographer, had a flair for telling a dramatic story. He used this talent to write many biographies including ones on D. L. Moody and Major General Sir Henry Havelock.