One of the most popular RFPA books ever published, Portraits of Faithful Saints tells in gripping narratives the lives of people who actually lived and died for the Savior. The author knew his subject well, having taught church history on the seminary level for more than thirty years.
Although Portraits was written to educate adults, experience has shown that parents have successfully read this book to their children, and teachers to their students. Many customers purchased a second copy to give as a gift.
These are no sentimental, fictionalized accounts. They tell what believers in the new dispensation have said and done in difficult times, and they prepare the saints of today to face opposition. The united testimony of many different saints from different times and countries witness to the grace of God in the lives of His people. Reading them in historical order gives the reader a grasp of how God revealed his truth in stages, and how and why the battles over truth were fought.
Timelines for each historic period help the reader to place a person in the age in which he lived. Head and shoulder sketches or photographs of each subject fix them in the reader's memory.