When parents ask me what they should do to raise their children to be the sort of people that change the world I tell them that they
ought to frequently read Christian biographies to their children. I know the profound impact Christian biography had in my own life; early and often my parents had me read the stories of Hudson Taylor, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, William Carey, Amy Carmichael, and many others and this cast a vision for the blessedness of following and honoring God. Obviously, this isn’t the only thing parents should do, but it is one very important thing; give your children a template for how they ought to live as they grow into adulthood.
Well, biographies have simply become a constant companion for me along the way of life, and I usually read through a couple every year. I must say that “William Tyndale” by David Daniell was certainly the most scholastically intense biography I’ve ever read (and as a result it took me about 2 years to get all the way through this one). I’m not a fast reader, but I’m not slow either; so this one is certainly not for the faint of heart, or the small of vocabulary, or short of attention span! [Read more…] about William Tyndale: A Book Review