Review: They Were Christians
`They Were Christians` is about several influential people of history. One thing they all had in common is they were all Christians. This biography is meant to inspire and entertain the reader as their faith deepens. This book is authored by Cristobal Krusen and is dedicated to Cristobal's father, William A. Krusen, Sr. Cristobal studied English Lit. at Harvard University which brought him up close and personal to many of these people, which makes his writings believable.
The reader may be familiar with some, but probably not all those mentioned. As the reader opens the pages the first person they read about is Dag Hammarskjold who was killed during one of his peace making trips. He was Secretary General of the U.N. He had a miscegenation relationship. He lived in the south, and many didn't like him because of his relationship. He was one of the first to have a miscegenation relationship, before it was acceptable.
I was inspired by Florence Nightingale and all she did to help mend our military. She is the first woman ever to receive the "Order of Merit Award" for her extraordinary achievements in the field of medicine. In 1860, she established the Nightingale Training School for nurses which is still in operation today.
This book was written to the awareness of some historically famous Christian leaders in their own right, it is also political history. Even though I learned much in this book I would recommend it to the most well-versed, as it gives much to think and ponder over. I think this book would be of interest to the most astute Christians.
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