Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Nonfiction Review: They Were Christians

"They Were Christians" includes the bios of a great selection of Christian men - some of whom most readers will have never heard. However, Cristobal Krusten only includes one woman (Florence Nightingale), and, as a writer, I could not help but cringe in frustration at his occasional change in writing style. Krusten cannot seem to decide whether he wishes to write in narrative story or in usual biographical third person. I honestly do not mind either style - it was a quick and easy read - I just wish Krusten were consistent. Personally, I did not find Krusten's chapter introductions and closings relevant or needed, but many readers will enjoy the chance to know the author's own life story better. Also, the histories presented were inspiring, but did not include as many reflections on the faith and what these people believed as I would have liked to have read. A quick word of caution to more conservative, traditional readers - Krusten does briefly imply he has a Pentecostal background and that he "heard" from God at a young age.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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