It’s time for our fourth month of the reading challenge! And of course, before we discuss this month’s book about George Muller, we need to see who completed last month’s challenge. Who read A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 or another book?
Anna and Bethany read A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller.
Carolyn read An Asian Harvest by Paul Hattaway.
April’s Book: George Muller
For April, I decided to do something a little different. I decided that instead of assigning one book for us all to read, I would choose a person for us to read about. The man I chose was George Muller, one of the great heroes of the faith.
The autobiography is a little long, but it’s neat getting to read the accounts actually written by George Muller rather than by someone who studied his life. Much of the book is taken from his journal, and not only tells about his life but also shows what his spiritual life was like. It was a real blessing to me when I read it.
The other book is one I read several years ago, so I don’t remember much about it. But it is a well-written biography and should be interesting to read.
George Muller’s Ministry
The life story of George Muller is so encouraging, a man who did so much for the Lord, all by relying solely on the Lord to meet his needs. And not his own needs but the needs of the thousands of orphans that he cared for.
He began an amazing ministry, helping the poor, preaching the Gospel, supporting missionaries, providing Bibles to those who needed it, and opening several orphan homes to keep the children out of the workhouses.
I hope you join me in learning more about this great man of God. I’m giving myself a little extra challenge this month. I’m going to be reading a Spanish biography about George Muller. My Spanish is tolerable, so this will be a challenge.
When I do the Reading Review later this month, I’ll let you know how it’s going. I will be reading the book Padre de Huerfanos: La Vida de George Muller (Father of Orphans: The Life of George Muller), one of the YWAM Heroes of the Faith series.
What’s the Reading Challenge?
If you’re new to the monthly reading challenge, the first of the month I choose a book for us to read together. It might be a biography, fiction story, or non-fiction work. Of course, if you would rather, you can choose a book of your own to read. That is always an option.
If you want to participate, just leave a comment and let me know. Sometime around the middle of the month, I will do a post where I discuss the book, sharing what has stood out to me. You can share your thoughts then, too.
If you join the challenge and complete it, let me know because the first of every month, when I tell what our new book is, I will be telling who completed the previous month’s reading challenge.
If you’re finding this post and it’s not the beginning of the month, feel free to go ahead and jump in! Or you can subscribe to the blog by email and get notified when next month’s reading challenge rolls around.
So are you interested in joining our reading challenge? All you have to do is leave a comment below and let me know, or send me an email at email@example.com. I hope you join!