Darin Lenz contributes to a devotional combining faith and history

Darin D. Lenz, Ph.D., associate professor of history, contributed “Stones of Memory: Joshua 4:7, 21-24” to Faith and History: A Devotional, edited by Chris Gehrz and Beth Allison Barr (Waco, TX: 1845 Books/Baylor University Press 2020) 27-30. His chapter deals with Anabaptist persecution in Zurich, most notably Felix Manz.

According to Amazon.com: “Join over forty Christian historians as they journey through the biblical and historical past, reading God’s word in light of the experiences of those made in God’s image. Along with an invitation to study Scripture from Genesis through Revelation, Faith and History: A Devotional provides a link between modern Christians and faithful believers from the past―reminding us of all we share in our faith in the present day, as well as how different were the past worlds of our sisters and brothers in Christ. With Faith and History, you will read the Gospels in light of the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust and pray the psalms alongside Frederick Douglass and Isaac Watts. Learn more about well-known Christians such as Billy Graham, C. S. Lewis, Aimee Semple McPherson, John Perkins, and St. Patrick, and meet historical figures who are less known but no less significant, such as faith healer Kathryn Kuhlman, Anabaptist martyr Felix Manz, and medieval mystic Margery Kempe.” Contributors include Mark Noll, Grant Wacker, Margaret Bendroth, Shirley Mullen and other leading Christian historians. More at amazon.com/Faith-History-Devotional-Christopher-Gehrz/dp/1481313460


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