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Monday - Friday: 4:45 AM, 12:15 PM, 10:00 PM


Christian Classics is a program unique to BBN, and a favorite of our listeners. You will hear fiction and non-fiction Christian stories read by Lynn Brooks. Lynn is a natural communicator who infuses various voices and accents to bring each story alive with realism and emotion. You won't want to miss a single chapter!

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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 21

MEL TROTTER

Mel Trotter's father was a drunkard who owned a saloon. His son followed in his footsteps, becoming an alcoholic before he was 20. His mother was a godly woman but Mel followed his father's example. On his way to Lake Michigan, intending to drown himself, Mel Trotter passed by the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. That night following a testimony, Mel was gloriously saved.

The story was written by Fred C. Zarfus and published by Zondervan Publishing House.
NOVEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 29

TO CHINA WITH LOVE

The inspiring story of one man's love for God and his unflinching commitment to present the Gospel of Christ to the Chinese. This book recounts the thrilling story of Hudson Taylor and the eventual formation of the China Inland Mission.

Hudson Taylor left England on September 19, 1853, and did not reach China until spring of the following year. The long and arduous voyage, persecution, poverty, and the difficulties of culture and language did not deter Taylor from the divine task of his calling. Few men have been such an instrument in God's hands for proclaiming the gospel to a vast population and bringing so many Christian churches into being.
OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 10

MY HEART IN HIS HANDS

Ann Hasseltine had received a proposal of marriage from Adoniram Judson, who was shortly to leave for Asia as one of America's first overseas missionaries. And thus commenced one of the greatest dramas of church history - a saga of love, courage, suffering and perseverance.

In this biography Ann is allowed to speak for herself. Sharon James has skilfully woven together extracts from her Memoir and other first-hand accounts with linking narrative in a way that brings Ann's story alive for today and is a powerful testimony to the love, grace and faithfulness of God.

My Heart in His Hands is written by Sharon James and published by Evangelical Press, 1998.
SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 30

FANNY CROSBY'S STORY

Frances Jane Crosby (1820-1915) was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8000, with over 100 million copies of her songs printed. She was also committed to Christian rescue missions, and was known for her public speaking.

The book is retold by S. Trevena Jackson and published by Baker Publishing Group, 1981.
AUGUST 4 - SEPTEMBER 20

WEE SIR GIBBIE

George MacDonald was one of the most captivating writers of the 19th century. Wee Sir Gibbie is the story of a young orphan boy in Scotland who, although mute, has a heart of gold. His greatest joy lies in helping others. Wee Sir Gibbie was edited by Michael R. Phillips and published in 1990 by Bethany House Publishers. Used by permission.
JULY 15 - AUGUST 3

GRANNY BRAND

This is the story of Evelyn Harris Brand, born in 1879 in England. She went to India as a missionary around 1909. About 3 years later, she married fellow missionary Jesse Brand and they began pioneering work in the southern mountains of India- the "Mountains of Death"- dispensing medical treatment, building roads and schools, adopting abandoned children and teaching about Christ. They served together for 16 years until Jesse died of blackwater fever. After her husband's death, Evelyn continued the work God had given her until her death in 1974 at the age of 95.

Granny Brand was written by Dorothy Clarke Wilson and was published by Christian Herald Books, 1976.
MAY 25 - JULY 14

THE HIDING PLACE is a 1971 book on the life of Corrie ten Boom, written by ten Boom together with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. It was later made into a film of the same name, along with a comic book adaptation. The title refers to both the physical hiding place where the ten Boom family secreted Jews from the Nazis, and also to the Scriptural message from Psalm 119:114, which states, "Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word."

Used by permission of Chosen Books LLC.
The Chosen publishing enterprise began in 1971. In 1985, the company was absorbed into the Fleming H. Revell publishing Group. When Revell was bought by Baker Publishing Group, the Chosen imprint remained as a distinct unit within the newly expanded company.
APRIL 27 - MAY 24

ERIC LIDDELL

This is the story of the Scottish hero of the 1924 Olympics. Eric Liddell followed God's call to missions in the land of his birth, China, and was known as "God's athlete".

The story of Eric Liddell was written by Catherine Swift and published by Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, copyright 1990.
MARCH 22 - APRIL 26

HINDS FEET ON HIGH PLACES

Hannah Hurnard's Hinds' Feet on High Places is a family classic. Hurnard writes with elegance and interest, telling a parable or allegory of Christ shepherding a terrified child on the journey of faith. Her encounter with her two guides, Suffering and Trials and Christ's explanation of their purpose in her life, teach a life lesson every person, regardless of age, must learn.
MARCH 2 - MARCH 21

ADONIRAM JUDSON

This is the story of America's first foreign missionary. Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) spent 38 years in Burma- now known as Myanmar. He was not only a missionary, but also a preacher, writer and composer of 2 hymns.

Adoniram and Ann Judson went through many hard times in Burma. The poor food, unbearable heat, and widespread diseases made life difficult. Two of their babies died in the terrible climate, and both Ann and Adoniram were imprisoned during the war with Britain. But when Adoniram Judson died in 1850, there were 7,000 baptized believers, 63 Christian congregations and 163 missionaries in Burma. To this day, over 150 years later, his Burmese Bible translation is still in use.

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