First Line Friday #60

I'm back! What a crazy beginning of the New Year with the flu and other health issues, company, and a conference, etc. But I'm getting back to my routine now.

The book I'm featuring this week is actually a devotional. It's called The Christian History Devotional by J. Stephen Lang. It contains 365 readings and prayers. If you love history, you will greatly enjoy this devotional. I am learning so much about Christian history that I was unaware of. It's a fascinating devotional.

Introduction––History With a Heart

Say the word "history" and many people immediately think the word "boring." Why is this so, when the past is a vast and colorful world full of fascinating people and events?

January 1 – Battle For Life

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

404: Blood flowed, men died, crowds cheered––such was the "entertainment" enjoyed by the ancient Romans, which is familiar to us thanks to movies such as Gladiator and Spartacus. In the gladiatorial contests, combatants greeted their emperors by shouting, "We who are about to die salute you!"

This devotional goes on to explain how Christian influence eventually brought an end to this gruesome sport. The entire book is filled with fascinating historical facts about how Christians have made a difference in this world.

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. If you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured on their blogs by clicking on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post.

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January 19, 2022