They Knew Their God Series
Does the series, They Knew Their God, written by Edwin and Lillian Harvey and published by Harvey Christian Publishers,present a standard of Christianity so high and so seemingly unattainable to most of us mortals, that it discourages rather than encourages the reader to get to know God in a more intimate way? We read in these six volumes of men and women who frequently spent half nights and whole nights in prayer, fasted regularly, sacrificed their own comforts in order to spread the Gospel, and considered suffering for Christ’s sake a pleasure rather than a cross. In the light of their devotion, our own seems painfully lacking. At other times, however, reading of these saints whets our appetite for more holiness, more purity, more zeal, and more love.

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