Janet Benge: Count Zinzendorf: First Fruit (Christian Heroes: Then Now)

When we lived in northeast Ohio many years ago we had several occasions to visit the area around New Philadelphia Uhrichsville Dover Schoenbrunn Tuscarawas and Gnadenhutten where there was a lot of Moravian Church history and the Moravian Church is still fairly strong As a minister I have always been interested in religious history Though descended from the followers of early reformer Jan Hus and based upon the principles which he taught the modern Moravian Church is primarily the result of the work of Count Nicolaus Ludwig Nice account of a man of God who bridged many social divides and dismissed many conventions to reach the list and unite divided believers Easy to read 35 stars BiographyW 275 P 3 T 45 Exact rating 342 8 in enre out of 28Stunning truth in a fast read about a German nobleman using his whole life for Christ and working towards Christian Unity in the world His Moravians prayed non stop for 100 years worked alongside slaves in the Caribbean and Native Americans. Count Zinzendorf opened his estate to persecuted Moravian Christians and under his leadership this vibrant.

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D and we understand each other What stops us from being friends Seizing the opportunity Ludwig began to share the ospel with Rabbi AbrahamUmmmmAnother concern is his neglect of his marriage Rarely Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf a pietist nobleman in Saxony followed God s call to become a preacher hymn writer and patron to the persecuted Moravians He was also a missionary who had the vision and inspired many to take the ospel around the world Speaking to missionaries Ludwig said The missionary must seek nothing for himselfeach of you must wear blinkers that blind you to every danger and to every snare and conceit You must be content to suffer to die and be forgotten Many did die but the church and its mission live on An easy read loaded with action and missionary adventure Really an inspiring read Would recommend it to home schoolers Count Zinzendorf s legacy lives on in the recent upserge 247 prayer movements Very interesting read This book was both challenging and inspiring. A and Russia the bold believers of the Moravian Church planted seeds that continue to bear fruit even today.

In Pennsylvania were imprisoned by Germans and Dutch were massacred by Americans and Native Americans and yet stood up to take the place of the fallen every time and o out into the nations Children s book about a reat man of the faith and some of the things he experienced I thought it was a The Horse in Celtic Culture good review of his life succinct easy to read reasonably factual I assume and well written Naturally it was interesting too GoodNot my favorite book but definitely aood one to read for anyone ten years or older You should definitely read it Concerning the repeated focus and oal of dismissing all differences and becoming one unified church pg 41 119pg 83 IN places they visited they were forbidden from preaching directly to the congregation Instead they athered together small roups of like minded Christians and told them about Herrnhut and all God was doing among them They then encouraged the people to put aside their differences and act as one united churchpg 113 We worship the same Go. Community launched the modern missions movement Beginning at Herrnhut and traveling as far as Africa Americ.

Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience They are best known for the books in the two series Christian Heroes Then Now series and Heroes of History Janet is a former elementary school teacher Geoff holds a degree in history Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation Originally from New Zealand the Benges make their home in the Orlando Florida area