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On This Day in Christian History

Robert J. Morgan has written a very interesting book entitled On This Day in Christian History, which details specific movements, people, and martyrs who have shaped the Christian faith from its beginning.  The unique apporach to this book is that it reads as a 365 day devotional.  Each day you get a glimpse into the lives of people like Erasmus, Zwingli, Jan Huss, Isaac Watts and others.  This book would be a great addition to the daily study of the Bible, giving the reader a picture of the dynamics of Christian history alongisde the Word of God.  Secondly, this work also provides for the reader a context in which these men, women, and movements sprang from.  We need to know history in order that we don't repeat, but we also need history to see the way great men and women lived faithfully before God under great struggle and temptation.  Morgan has provided a Scripture verse on the bottom of the page as a way of combining the them of the story with the Word, another example of the…