Harold Bell Wright – "Shepherd of the Hills", "The Calling of Dan Matthews", "That Printer of Udell's" and others. In 1984 Ronald Reagan wrote in a letter to the Wright family: "[At age ten or eleven] ... 'That Printer of Udell's' had an impact I shall always remember. After reading it and thinking about it for a few days, I went to my mother and told her I wanted to be baptized."

Charles Coffin – "Story of Liberty", "Sweet Land of Liberty" and "The Boys of '76." Traces America's roots of liberty from the Magna Carta in 1215 through the War for Independence in this trilogy.

"Tortured for Christ" by Richard Wurmbrand and "God's Smuggler" by Brother Andrew -- Portray the persecuted church, the love of God for man and the love of man for his fellow man.

"A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter" by Miriam Rockness -- Instead of solely pursuing an art career, Lilias followed God's call to share His love to the Muslims in North Africa.


Rusty Benson, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is associate editor of AFA Journal, a monthly publication of the American Family Association.  This article appeared in the February 2005 issue.

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