Robert J. Morgan does a good job in On This Day In Christian History of whetting our appetite to learn more about Christian History. This book is not going to make you a scholar in Church or Christian History, but I don’t think that is the purpose. This book introduces some of the more important, and inspiring people and stories in the history of the Church in a 365 day-by-day format.
I am personally notorious for not keeping up with day-by-day systematic devotionals and studies, but what I found very helpful in this work was it’s topical guide in the back of the book. From aging, to parenting, to time management, and many other themes in between, you can learn from and be inspired by faithful saints that have gone before us, and emerged victorious in the Christian life. I particularly enjoyed, and was helped most by using the book in this way. There is also related Scriptures that correlate to whatever theme is being talked about for each day, this too is very helpful.
For the scholar looking for some real meaty reading, this book is not what you are looking for. If you are looking for some light reading before bed, or to get your mind going in the morning, I think this would be a very helpful book. Also, as I said, the topical guide can also be a great benefit while dealing with many of the issues that so often come our way in our walks with Christ. All in all, I would say this is a solid book that I would recommend to others, keeping the things I’ve already pointed out in mind. So if you’re looking to be inspired by some of the saints that have gone before, or looking for some daily encouragement in your walk with the Lord, this book just might be for you.
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