by Lawrence Kimbrough

Broadman & Holman Publisher

Nashville, Tennessee

2003 US $14.99

Reviewed by Claire L. Eva, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

Lawrence Kimbrough has compiled a fine work in Men of Character: One Minute Bible, 90 Refreshing Readings on Honor and Integrity. This new revision of the 1999 work begins with the lives and struggles of biblical personalities like Noah, and moves through both Testaments, ending with John, the disciple.

Each two-page spread is what it claims to be—about a minute in length, although the reader will take more than a moment to ponder the Spirit-inspired writings found throughout the book. Kimbrough has gathered many of the best Christian authors, from C. S. Lewis and Charles Spurgeon to Charles Swindoll and Henry Blackaby—just a sprinkling of the many contributors.

A sample reading, perhaps, will best illustrate the compiler’s thoughtful organization. ?Jacob—Hanging Tough? begins with a selection of Scripture from Genesis 32. The first page of the reading also gives an overview of the biblical character and the life experience focused upon. The second page, always entitled, ?Look at it this Way,? shares an excerpt from the featured author. The reading ends with a personal application.