To some God gives the gift of courage, to others the skill of invention. Some Christians spend their life in study, others risk their lives to spread God’s Word. Men and women throughout the centuries have traveled far and wide, lived at home, died in prison all because of the Bible. Many have lead and inspired others to discover the truth of God’s Word. They have provided Bibles where there were none. They have taught people to read when they couldn’t. They have even invented alphabets when there were none to begin with. All this with the one aim that people would know God and receive the free offer of salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ.
The history of the world is full of battles and swords but in the end it is the spiritual victories won by the pens and printing presses that have left an eternal impact. God has used men and women to spread his truth across the world. Believers and even unbelievers have played their part. When a powerful King learned to read, his people came to understand the true value of God’s Word.
* A German printer, Johan Gutenberg, invented movable type and changed the church and the world.
* William Tyndale translated the Bible into English and had to risk his life to smuggle it into the country.
* A young woman’s challenge during the Second World War meant one less to fight Hitler but one more to make sure the people of Guatemala received Bibles.
* And in 1982 a young girl peered intently towards the skies, as an airplane was due with some very precious cargo. This plane had boxes and to find out their contents go to chapter one!
Author Linda Finlayson is a Canadian who now lives in Philadelphia, PA. She has enjoyed working with children in schools, churches and children’s clubs. Bringing together her love of books, children and history has given her the opportunity to write the adventure stories of real people. Linda is married and has one son.
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