To make progress accurately as believers it is needful to travel back in history and examine how the 'Fathers of the Faith' hewed paths and charted courses.
It is important that we learn how they laid the foundation upon which our convictions would be built.
It is to this end that acclaimed author and Pastor, Robert Liardon has written the book series God's Generals. A book series in which he diligently discussed and revealed to us the lives and ministries of the great men and women God used in times past.
God's Generals by Robert Liardon covers in great detail the life, background, ministry, successes and failures of the individuals whom God used as building blocks and pillars for what we now know as Christianity today.
The book series is divided into:
- God's Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why They Failed
- God's Generals: The Martyrs
- God's Generals: The Roaring Reformers
- God's Generals: The Missionaries
- God's Generals: The Healing Evangelists
- God's Generals: The Revivalists
Each of this series contains the biographies of men and women who were pioneers of the Gospel. Here's a snippet of what each series contains.
God's Generals: Why They Succeeded and Why They Failed
This series is a project on the lives of twelve (12) great Pentecostal leaders of the twentieth century. Among the twelve generals discussed in this series are John Alexander Dowie, Maria Woodworth-Etter, Smith Wigglesworth, Aimee Semple McPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, A.A Allen and others.
In this series, Robert Liardon writes on the reasons which accounted for their successes and failures.
Our journey would be easier when we know the things that made these God's Generals successful and those that made them fail. The knowledge shared in Why They Succeeded and Why They Failedwould help us not to repeat the negative sides of history.
God's Generals:The Roaring Reformers
This God's Generals series is on six different men who were similar on the strength of the motivation behind their ministries which was the spread of the Gospel come what may.
The Roaring Reformers includes:
John Wycliffe – who translated the Bible from Latin to English
John Hus – who is nicknamed 'The Father of Reform'
Martin Luther – a monk turned Reformer who preached that man is saved by grace
John Calvin – the teaching Apostle
John Knox – a Scottish Reformer who battled queens to gain the right to preach what he believed
George Fox – The founder of the Quakers.
This series promises to incite in you a burning desire to reach out for Christ.
God's Generals: The Martyrs
In 'The Martyrs', Robert Liardon writes about how the church has continuously come under the impact of persecution. Christianity and Christendom happen to be the most persecuted group in the world today.
From the first martyr in church history, Apostle Stephen to Dietrich Bonhoeffer to Perpetua and Felicity to Williams Tyndale to believers persecuted by Islamic sect, ISIS, Robert Liardon thoroughly explains the impact of persecution on the church and how men and women were willing to lay down their lives for what they believed.
These set of generals lived by Matthew 5:11-12
God's Generals: The Missionaries
We must be willing to pay any price and go any mile to see the Gospel of Jesus spread to the ends of the Earth.
This is what the lives of 'The Missionaries' was about. They were completely sold out to reaching the lost and expressing the love of Christ.
From Von Zinzendorf who ushered the Moravian revival in the 1700s to David Brainerd to Briton, William Carey to David Livingstone who laboured in Africa to the 'Father of American Missions', Adoniram Judson to Hudson Taylor, pioneer of the China Inland Mission to the first Protestant missionary, Hiram Bingham to Amy Carmichael, Feisty 'Rescuing Mother' of India and Canadian, Jonathan GoForth..
Read about the sacrifices of these generals and get provoked to evangelize and win souls for Christ.
God's Generals: The Healing Evangelists
The Healing Evangelists series is on the lives of men who extended the message of Christ with mighty healings and the baptism of fire.
Through the hands of the Healing Evangelists God wrought special healing. In their stories, you would discover they were healed first and the healing they enjoyed built their faith for healing.
Their message was simple: Jesus the Saviour, Jesus the Healer, Jesus the Baptizer in fire and Jesus the Coming King. Their preaching inspired faith for healing in the hearts of their listeners.
Discover how God worked through this men to make healing available to His children.
God's Generals: The Revivalists
The Revivalists is a compendium of men who woke and shook the world in their day and time. They were men through whom the Spirit of God was able to birth revival.
Men and women were plunged out of lukewarmness and spiritual coldness through the ministries of The Revivalists.
Find out how the Wesley Brothers, George Whitefield, Billy Graham, Dwight L. Moody, Charles Finney, Williams and Catherine Booth caused revival to break out.