32:7 Remember the days of old,
Psalm 143:5 I remember
the days of old; I meditate on
Here is a collection of random bits of history that are often lost
"By the help of history, a young man may,
in some measure, acquire the
experience of old age."
Great Hymn Stories History of where we got some of our hymns.
Legends of Rough Necked Bible Thumpers Great stories about real Christians, these will take the place of those worldly "heroes."
Recommended Reading List Here you will find a list of books that give the life stories of various Christians as well as general history books that are not the usual "party line" type.
William Wilberforce - Fighter of slavery by Biblical means instead of by "civil war".
Untung - The story of a native boy and what the Bible meant to him.
O.L. King - The Price of A Coconut A missionary story with a different twist.
According to an Associated Press release dated 09-09-97, a Norwegian anthropologist named Ivar Bjoerklund has claimed that he discovered a tribe of forgotten nomads in Siberia. The tribe of about 200 reindeer herder living in the tundra, do not appear in government registries and have no papers, therefore, they do not exist according to the Russian authorities.
Bjoerklund says, "These people have done the incredible. They succeeded in hiding from Lenin and Stalin, Gorbachev and Yeltsin.''
The Nenster, as they are called, live south of the Novaya Zemlya Islands in the vast area of northwest Russia. They determined to avoid the Soviet government's collectivization when they learned that their children, along with those from related tribes, would be forced to attend boarding schools. Rather than lose their children, they disappeared into the Siberian wilderness to pursue their simple life of hunting, herding and fishing. These Asiatic people chose to do without modern medical help and Marxist education rather than give their children up to the Communists. Many wear reindeer hide clothing and they guard their herds with wooden lances, but they have maintained their families and avoided the large-scale disruption caused by the Communist regime.
Isn't this amazing?
Someone needs to take these people the Gospel.
THE LITTLE KNOWN STORY OF THE JAPANESE MASSACRE OF NANKING, CHINA- 1937: http://www3.justnet.ne.jp/~ymasaki/NAME.HTM
THE ONLINE BOOKS PAGE-- Find an amazing selection of complete books from this site. Some books are heretical, and some ancient trash may be found, but historical and spiritual out-of-print books abound also: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/books.html
A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God
(In Edwards' Ministry)
By Jonathan Edwards: http://www.dallas.net/~trigsted/text/Narrative.htm
THE HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO: http://www.bbslaguna.com.mx/Conquest/
This is a secular writer, so use caution.
and graphics by Mary Stephens