Stories of faith and service
The close of another year is a good time to reflect on the ways God has been at work in the lives of people in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and beyond. Here are two sources of inspiring stories about people whom God has used to make a difference:
Living History, a project of the Presbyterian Historical Society. Former mission workers, former General Assembly moderators and other Presbyterians tell their stories in this series of 5- to 10-minute filmed interviews. New videos are to be added monthly. For more information and to view the first videos in the series: www.history .pcusa.org (select the link to “Living History”). For additional historical videos, including the stories of several Presbyterians who participated in the civil rights movement (in Marching Toward the Dream) and lectures on Presbyterian mission in Egypt and China: www.youtube.com (search for “Presbyterian History”)
Finding God: A Treasury of Conversion Stories, edited by John M. Mulder (Eerdmans, 2012). This book contains first-person accounts from 60 people, from the first century to the present, describing how their encounters with God affected their lives and world. People featured range from John Calvin to Mother Teresa to Bono, of the rock band U2. Women and people from Asia, Africa and Latin America are widely represented.