For the first 15 years of my life, my family had no TV. But we had books; lots of them, thanks in part to a nearby library. Our entire family grew up to be book worms. Then, when Amy & I began raising our three daughters, we decided we would live a TV free life during their early years, so we stuck the TV in the closet and made the reading of great stories central to our family times. I must confess they also have ended up being a bit bookish as a consequence.
Some years later while pastoring a church I discovered the writings of F.W. Boreham. This British-Australian pastor and writer wrote around 50 books and published 3,000 articles besides. But it was his 5 volumes subtitled, “Texts that Made History” that made me a life-long fan of his. The books are titled, A Bunch of Everlastings, A Handful of Stars, A Casket of Cameos, A Faggot of Torches, and A Temple of Topaz. They 5 books contain the mini-biographies of 125 people who made significant impact upon their communities, their nation and the world. Being nudged by this man who became my mentor, I too began telling stories in the pulpit.
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