Books have always mentored me, especially biographies.
I'm reading missionary biographies with my granddaughter, and it's like sitting at the feet of saints from the past and letting them be our "cheerleaders" in our personal walk with the Lord.
Their stories prove:
1. Godly people suffer.
2. God's strength is enough for any adversity.
3. Sacrifice and hardship produce incredible faith in people who trust God.
One huge advantage of these "book mentors" is our ability to see the "big picture" of their lives--a picture they weren't able to see themselves.
And this helps us remember we can trust Jesus with the big picture of our lives too.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith." Hebrews 12:1,2
Check out my devotions about George Muller & Gladys Alyward
or check our my "Inspiring Saints Archive."