Rarely does a book arrest me, stopping me, holding me, inviting me to imagine the better version of myself more fully conformed to Jesus Christ, but that is the experience of reading Revealing Snapshots.
Ralph MacKenzie dusts off and opens for the reader the family album that’s been 2,000 years in the making. Page by page, in 500 words or less (in good 21st century blogging style), Christians meet their brothers and sisters in the faith. Some the characters have names you’ve heard before, most do not.
If professor MacKenzie’s goal was to make learning church history fun, he should consider the goal achieved. Both the selection of characters and the vignette approach make Revealing Snapshots an excellent resource for the preacher, Christian education teacher and disciple who desires to catch a glimpse of Jesus’ fully devoted disciples have looked like and lived like over the centuries.
This book is a worthy addition to every Christian’s reading list. But I warn you, each page will introduce you to a brother or sister in the faith who will both inspire and humble you. I found myself asking frequently, “Do I love Christ like that? Would I do that? If a Church historian writes another such book in the year 4000, who among this generation would be worthy of a page?”
You can order Revealing Snapshots on Amazon for $13.49. After you read it, let me know who you met from our Christian family tree that inspires you.