Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives
Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives was written by Charles R. Swindoll. Swindoll has written many books including the Great Lives series that have detailed the lives of Biblical characters. The characters included in this book are some of the lesser known people who show up in the Old Testament. Some of them are already fairly well known while others are included in only few verses.
This is an excellent book. Swindoll details the lives of these Old Testament characters and then shows us how we can use the same lessons learned so many years ago to strengthen our own walk with God.
To illustrate how Swindoll uses the characters stories to impact our lives read this quote from the chapter about Abraham:
“What is it that you are gripping so tightly?...... The Lord may be in the process of taking it from you. He’ll gently tug on it at first, giving you the opportunity to release your grip. If you resist, He’ll eventually have to pry your fingers away, and I can assure you that it will hurt. My advice? Voluntarily release it. Trust the Lord to provide. He has another ram in the thicket. You can’t see it right now but He has it waiting. Only after you have placed your sacrifice on the altar will you be ready to receive God’s provision.”
To help bring the Old Testament alive and relevant to your life give Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives a read.
Often-Overlooked Lives of Significance
Cain: The Farmer Who Murdered His Brother
Abraham: The Father Who Released His Son
Esau: The Son Who Couldn’t Win
Achan: The Man Whose Sin Brought Calamity
Samuel: The Boy Who Heard God’s Voice
Saul: The King Who Refused to Bow
Abigail: The Woman Who Saved Her Husband’s Neck
Absalom: The Rebel Prince Charming
Rehoboam: The Reckless Phony
Jabez: The Unknown Who Became Well Known
Naaman: The Officer Whose Leprosy Was Cleansed
Gehazi: The Servant Who Got Greedy
Uzziah: The Leader Who Became a Loser
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