My dad had me read this book and while it is full of historical figures and I don't like history, at all, I found this book to be interesting, although long. I was fascinated by how young some of the people were when they felt the call of God on their lives, some were preaching as young as 9. It was intriguing that all of them placed high importance on reading the Word and they all had such a driving passion to see the lost saved. It seemed to me that these are things we don't strive for as much any more and have suffered because of it. Our pastors are pulled in so many different directions that they don't have the time to spend quietly studying the Word. Or we fight over lighting, paint color, music and such that we forget why we gather together and how many people need the love of Jesus. Sometimes we just need to get back to the basics and let God do the rest. This isn't a speed read and I did skim through some parts but it was interesting to learn about historical people who laid the groundwork for our faith.