Pine Grove Baptist Church Library

Christian Biography Ages 8-12

The Sowers Series


  • Abigail Adams – First Lady of Faith And Courage "The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but the God of Israel gives strength and power unto His people.”
  • Robert Boyle - Trailblazer of Science He lived a devout Christian life, using his science to glorify God.
  • William Jennings Bryan - Golden-Tongued Orator While still a youth, he determined to use what eloquence and power he might attain, not for himself, but for those who were oppressed. A great Christian and a great American, Bryan left an indelible mark on America and on the world.
  • George Washington Carver – Man’s Slave Becomes God's Scientist "Without my Savior I am nothing," declared Carver.
  • Johnny Appleseed: John Chapman - God's Faithful Planter His father handed him a parting gift and said, “As long as you carry God's Word, your path will be straight." To Johnny, the Bible was a fitting treasure.
  • Christopher Columbus - Adventurer of Faith And Courage Columbus felt that God wanted him to explore the world and find new land and people so that Christ could be proclaimed.
  • George Frederic Handel - Composer of Messiah Handel composed as much music as the combined works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig Beethoven. Much of his music still lives to glorify the God whom Handel served with his great talent.
  • Mahalia Jackson - Born to Sing Gospel Music Her favorite Biblical quotation was "Make a joyful noise to God, all ye lands" from Psalm 66. Mahalia saw this Psalm as her mission in life.
  • Stonewall Jackson - Loved in the South, Admired in the North Jackson was a great general, a noble Christian and a pure man.
  • Johannes Kepler - Giant of Faith and Science Kepler considered his vast scientific studies as another way of looking into God's magnificent creation. He often became so excited that he would write songs of praise to God along with recording his findings in his scientific journals!
  • Francis Scott Key – God’s Courageous Composer Key constantly offered his thanks to God by writing hymns of prayer. His thoughts have become a part of our spiritual, musical and patriotic heritage. His life was lived in service to God.
  • Jason Lee - Winner of the Northwest He went to Oregon to bring the Book of Heaven to the Indians.
  • Robert E. Lee - Gallant Christian Soldier "I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation.”
  • Abraham Lincoln - God's Leader For a Nation “I believe in God, the Almighty Ruler of nations, our great and good and merciful Maker, our Father in heaven, who notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs of our heads.”
  • Samuel F. B. Morse - Artist with a Message "What hath God wrought." Numbers 23:23
  • Isaac Newton - Inventor, scientist and teacher The true God is a Living, Intelligent and powerful being
  • Florence Nightingale - God's Servant at the Battlefield Throughout her life, Florence remembered the entry in her diary when she was still a girl: "God spoke to me and called me to His service.”
  • Louis Pasteur - Founder of Modern Medicine If you listed the top ten scientists of all time, Louis Pasteur would be near the top of the list. Yet this man was a Christian. Many times he stated his belief that religious and spiritual values go beyond scientific knowledge.
  • Samuel Francis Smith – “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee" Samuel was more surprised than anyone else when the words rang across the country and around the world.
  • Billy Sunday - Homerun to Heaven A professional baseball player who dedicated his life to spreading the gospel and became one of the most influential religious figures of the early twentieth century.
  • Mother Teresa Of Calcutta - Serving the Poorest of The Poor She founded the Missionary Sisters And Brothers Of Charity, working with the destitute and dying in the streets and slums of Calcutta and other cities.
  • George Washington - Man of Prayer and Courage