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We are proud to add the following comments about our book to other recent entries:
“Despite personal opinions one might have about certain theological beliefs as well as the various denominations some may be associated within, I felt this book did a good job of not sounding bias and I think this is a very positive quality. The only thing I wish this book was better about is simply for it to have been a bit longer so I could have learned even more. Based on what I’ve read, I cannot help but believe Top Ten Most Influential Christians is a good, introductory look at various figures within Christian history; especially for those who are beginners.
TCP Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.” – Ben Umnus (host of radio program ‘The Christian Perspective’)
“From heroes to heretics, Ken Lambert and Abby Matzke’s “Top Ten Most Influential Christians Since the Apostles” lives up to its goal of answering the question: “Which self-professed Christians have had the most influence on today’s Christianity? And what happened in their lives that may have earned them this honor?” In a clear, down-to-earth fashion, Lambert and Matzke attempt to make sense of the messy business that is Church history by sharing the stories of those who have left a lasting impact upon the face of Christianity. Designed to serve as a basic introduction to Church history, the authors have done a phenomenal job of presenting a fair, balanced picture of Christianity’s legendary figures, leaving individual readers to draw their own conclusions about the theology which they espoused. As such, the book sometimes leaves us with more questions than answers. Readers are encouraged to examine their faith from new angles and ask sometimes difficult questions about their own beliefs. I found the book to be a delightful read and can easily recommend it to anyone who is interested in Church history, but isn’t entirely certain where to begin. The book is available for $9.95 in print edition at http://www.truthbookpublishersstore.com/product_details.php?productid=85&catid=22 and $4.95 in electronic edition at http://www.truthbookpublishersstore.com/product_details.php?productid=81&catid=37 To view excerpts and further reviews, please visit: https://toptenchristians.wordpress.com/ ” – Anna Green (2012 Th.D Candidate, Lighthouse Theological Institute)
“I was pleasantly surprised by what an easy read this was. Not one to love history or the boring details of things and lives, this was well done. It is easy to follow and you all certainly did achieve your goal of not being judgmental of the individuals but only reported on their actions and the resulting influences. I will certainly encourage a variety of people to read it. This is a great way to get an overview of the history of the people of the church.
This book will undoubtedly become a standard possession for seminary students and pastors as the years go by. It is a blessing to have references to church history and characters without the usual judgments inserted. In an age where public opinion (pooled ignorance) seems to rule the day, this work reports and the reader decides. Well done!” – Rev. Dr. Paul C. Hunsicker, Sr.
“Ken Lambert and Abby Matzke’s “Top Ten Christians” covers the vast terrain of Christian History in a slim 136 page volume. Admittedly, this was no easy task.
Surveys were sent to “some of today’s Christian thinkers,” writers, preachers, teachers and theologians from various denominations across American. According to Abby: “Those that made the list are not the “best” Christian, they are simply those people viewed as having a greater influence.”
Each chapter is written by a different author and provides an interesting quote, the subject’s main contemporaries, chief mentor(s), and bio.
Among those included are the expected, the unexpected and one still living. The list is dominated by men like the very prolific St Augustine whose influence is still widely acknowledged. Christians of all denominations should welcome this one. Even people who don’t care a whit about religion will find this collection interesting.
A handy reference addition.” – Patricia Punt (Owner, The Writing Company)