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Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs

Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs

Saints and Their Stories  

by James C. Howell
Discipleship Generosity

"These vivid and touching accounts are not only inspirational and enlightening, but they also broaden our perspective of what characterizes a hero."

—Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. president, winner of 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

Do you wonder how you can make a difference? Worry whether you have the courage to dare the impossible? Take heart! Everyone has wrestled with thoughts of inadequacy and fallibility at some point in their lives-even spiritual "giants."

Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs gives you a glimpse inside the lives of regular, everyday people who made a profound impact on the world through their service to God.

"This is a book of stories, my personal favorites, really," writes Howell. "These friends of God are not superhuman or the elite. They are flesh and blood, just like you and me. And that is the point. It's important to remember that the most ordinary soul possesses the most extraordinary gift."

Read about Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted their lives to helping those who could not help themselves. Experience the stories of Sojourner Truth and Billy Graham. Learn about singing saints Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, and John Newton. Meet misfit Francis of Assisi and Clarence Jordan, creator of The Cotton Patch Bible.

An engaging page-turner, Servants, Misfits, and Martyrs proves that God blesses every one of us with a special gift we can use to light the world. Discover a world of saints whose faith, hope, and action will encourage and inspire you to make a difference.

Dare to attempt great things for God!

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-0906-1
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 8.5000 x 5.5000

James C. Howell is senior pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC. He is the author of 20 books. Howell holds a PhD and DMin from Duke Divinity School and a BA from the University of South Carolina. He enjoys reading, biking, and hiking in his spare time. He and his wife, Lisa, a photographer and community activist, have three grown children.

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