As Different As Chalk Is from Cheese Volume 3

As Different As Chalk Is from Cheese: They Knew Their God Vol. 3

Continuing our study into the variety of characters cited in the series, They Knew Their God, here is Volume 3, noting, as with previous volumes, the nationality, denomination, vocation, and the century in which they were born as relating to each character.

 

Volume 2. 13 characters described in 13 sketches.  

Nationality: 2 French, 8 English, 2 Scots.

Century: 1 from 17th century; 5 from 18th century; 7from 19th century.

Denomination: 1 RC, 1 Quaker, 2 Baptist, 3 Methodist, 1 SA, 1 Faith Mission, 2 inter-denominational, 2 Anglican.

Vocation—original and final.  

Nobleman—philanthropist

Nobleman—itinerant evangelist

2 Ministers/prayer-warriors

Prayer-warrior

Brick-layer/colporteur

Salvation Army colonel

Founder of the Faith Mission/Bible School Director

Preacher/author/chaplain

Secretary—editor

Vicar/Bible expositor

Missionary/nurse

Minister—bishop

 

Sex: 3 women; 10 men.

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Flooding

Thanks to Hurricane Florence, flooding is on most of our minds just now. Evidently, however, flooding in North Carolina has been happening for a very long time. In the children’s book, Asking Father, we read of how God used a flood to answer prayer!  Many years ago, a group of believers wanted to build a church in downtown Swan Quarter, NC.  but the owner of the  building lot refused to sell it to them because he knew a business would be willing to pay more money.  The believers reluctantly built their wooden, whiteboard Church on the edge of town. During a flash flood, however, this little building was lifted from its foundations. It floated downtown, landing on the disputed building site. The owner acknowledged the hand of God in this situation and let the church remain.  Asking Father contains other encouraging stories of answered prayer, written especially for children.

As Different As Chalk Is from Cheese Volume 2

As Different As Chalk Is from Cheese: They Knew Their God Vol. 2

Continuing our study into the variety of characters cited in the series, They Knew Their God, here is Volume 2, noting, as with Volume One, the nationality, denomination, vocation, and the century in which they were born as relating to each character.

 

Volume 2. 20 characters described in 17 sketches.  

Nationality: 1 Latvian, 1 German, 1 Chinese, 3 Irish, I Welsh, 3 Scots, 3 English, and 7 American.

Century: 1 from 17th century; 2 from 18th century; 15 from 19th century; 2 from 20th century.

Denomination:  1 Baptist, 1 Pietist, 3 CIM (China Inland Mission), 1 YWCA, 2 Quaker, 3 Methodist, 2 Anglican, 2 Presbyterian, 3 AEB (Africa Evangelistic Band), 1 JEB (Japan Evangelistic Band, 1 Christian Brethren.

Vocation—original and final.  

Anglican curate

Author and hymn-writer

Book-keeper—traveling Quaker evangelist and philanthropist

3 Deaconesses

Farmer—Methodist bishop

Homemaker—author, and preacher

6 Missionary pastors/evangelists

2 Pastors/authors

Philosophy professor—Quaker mystic.

Presbyterian minister

Ribbon weaver —Pietist recluse

Scholar— pastor

 

Sex: 7 women; 13 men.

 

 

 

As Different As Chalk is From Cheese

As Different As Chalk Is from Cheese

They Knew Their God Vol. 1

One thing that hits you as you begin to read any of the books in the They Knew Their God series is how varied the stories are. I thought it might be an interesting study to note the nationality, denomination, vocation, and the century in which they were born as relating to each character, using a different blog for each volume.

Volume 1. 18 characters described in 18 sketches. 

Nationality: 2 Swiss; 2 German; 1 Welsh; 6 English; 5 American; 1 Irish; 1 African.

Century of Birth: 1 13thcentury; 1 14th century; 4 18th century; 12 19th century.

Denomination: 2RC; 1 Baptist; 6 Methodist; 1 Reformed; 1 Christian Brethren; 1 Quaker;

1 A .M. B. (Algiers Mission Band); 1 S.A; 1 Presbyterian; 2 non-denominational; 1 S. I. M. (Sudan Interior Mission).

Vocation—original and final:

African prince—student preacher

Army sergeant—philanthropist/pastor/divine

Artist—missionary pioneer/author

Bible teacher

Home-maker/evangelist

Lawyer—preacher/counselor/Bible teacher

Merchant—lay preacher/mystic/martyr

Merchant—preacher

Minister

Missionary pioneer

Missionary/prayer-warrior

Noblewoman—deaconess

2 Preachers/evangelists

A. Colonel/preacher/writer

Scholar—mystic/preacher/author/divine

Servant-girl—prayer-warrior

Teacher—Christian educator

Sex: 7 women; 13 men.