Strong- A Book Review

“This book tells the stories of eleven men who were all strong in different ways, but every one of them knew his strength had to come from God.” (xiii)

Catherine Parks has studied her subjects and carefully centers each chapter on the strength of its character.  The unique forte she presents is not what may be initially perceived. But the stories deliver a clear message of how each man was motivated to achieve God’s purpose.
It is easy to read. The stories flow well. There is enough action to keep the attention of any age reader.
These are not modern-day heroes. Parents will find this book a rewarding historical resource. The stories reveal how former champions of faith responded to adversity. For example, Parks writes how Alvin York’s generosity showed his faith. How George Liele modeled compassion.
There is a Bible-centered application at the end of each chapter.  Questions on the content of the stories allow parents and readers to go deeper into understanding each man’s character and spiritual drive.  The author’s aim is to draw attention to the God who made these men renowned.  She hits the mark.

I received this book from B&H Publishing through the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


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