On This Day in Christian History. Morgan, Robert J. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997. 385 pp. $12.99. Purchase at Amazon for $9.35 or less.
Robert J. Morgan is pastor at Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN. He has written numerous best-selling titles including Then Sings My Soul, Vol. 1 & 2 and Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes and many other books. He also conducts parenting and marriage retreats and Bible conferences throughout the United States.
On this Day is a compilation of 365 events that have happened since Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. It is written in a story like manner so that you are not reading cold hard facts. Instead, you find yourself somewhat involved each day. It is not exclusively Protestant in nature nor is it skewed towards the Roman Catholic Church. Rather, it looks at all of Christian history.
I appreciated the insight gleaned as well as the illustrations that will undoubtedly find their way into sermons and lesson plans. The index in the back is extremely helpful to show the reader just where that one story was located.
For the church history buff, this book is a must own. While Morgan does offer mostly highlights, there is still enough information here to keep the interest of any reader – not just for a year, but for years to come. I learned quite a bit and would recommend this book to any student of the church wanting to know more about her great and magnificent history.