Stand-Up Guys: 50 Christian Men Who Changed the World by Kate Etue and Caroline Siegrist

Stand-Up Guys:

Authors Kate Etue and Caroline Siegrist employ engaging storytelling, biblical insights about seeking justice and walking with God, and thought-provoking questions as they relate the narratives of 50 Christian men from around the globe—men whom God called to specific tasks and who answered God’s call.

The introductory comments to this inspiring, informative collection ask young readers, “What do you think it means to be a Christian? Some say it means always being nice, always being good. But if you look at the life of Jesus, you’ll see that loving God means you sometimes must be daring, adventurous, and bold. Sometimes, we’re asked to love people so radically it can even be ... dangerous. When we chose the men to include in this book, we thought about that type of love.”

The collection includes vignettes of well-known men like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Rogers, and J. R. R. Tolkien. It also contains the stories of lesser-known men like Eddie Aikau, Norman Borlaug, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, and Janani Luwum.

Each compelling story includes an illustration and ends with two questions. For example, the story of Martin Luther King Jr. concludes with these questions: “Have you witnessed racist comments or actions at your school or in your community? What is the right thing to say when someone makes a joke or comment that mocks another person because of their skin color, religion, or other feature?” Christian parents and educators will find in this book a great resource to encourage and engage children. (Zonderkidz)

About the Author

Sonya VanderVeen Feddema is a freelance writer and a member of Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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