Today’s Heroes Series

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Take an up close and personal look into the lives of some well-known Christians who are successful leaders in their careers. The Today’s Heroes series features everyday people who overcame great adversity to become modern-day heroes. Kids ages 8 to 12 will be inspired by the compelling stories of courageous individuals who are making a real difference.

Brother Andrew

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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In Today’s Heroes: Brother Andrew read about the courageous and often danger-filled story of a man who became known round the world as “God’s Smuggler.” Through determination and only his faith to lead him, Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors ministry, has taken millions of Bibles into countries closed to the gospel and risked his very life to spread the Good News. Learn the heroic story of one man’s quest to share the gospel abroad—from Communist Bloc countries to the war-torn Middle East.

Ben Carson

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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In Today’s Heroes: Ben Carson learn the inspiring story of an inner-city kid who went from “class dummy” to a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. Many had given up on Ben, including himself, but his mother never did. She encouraged him to do better and reach higher for his dreams. Just when things seemed like they were going well, in a fit of rage, Ben does the unthinkable and nearly kills one his best friends. Read how Ben Carson, through faith and determination, was able to accomplish his dream.

Dave Dravecky

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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In Today’s Heroes: Dave Dravecky learn the dramatic story of an all-star major league pitcher for the San Francisco Giants who courageously faced the greatest challenge of his life—cancer! When doctors removed half of his deltoid muscle in his left arm and told him his pitching career was over, Dave found the faith and courage to prove them wrong. This is the incredible story of his comeback to the major leagues, his battle against cancer, and his struggle to maintain his faith no matter what curves were thrown his way.

Joni Eareckson Tada

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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In Today’s Heroes: Joni Eareckson Tada learn the inspiring story of a complex and strong-willed woman. At the age of seventeen, Joni broke her neck in a diving accident, and she would never move her arms and legs again. Strengthened by her faith, family, and friends, Joni learned how to draw with her mouth, speak to large audiences, and even drive a specially equipped van. Read the remarkable story of how Joni’s tragedy ultimately became her greatest triumph.

Colin Powell

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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In Today’s Heroes: Colin Powell, learn the inspiring story of how an average kid from the Bronx grew up to become the first African-American ever appointed as Secretary of State. In fourth grade Colin Powell was put in the slow class, and in high school he only got Cs, but when he joined the ROTC while in college, his life changed. Through hard work, faith, and perseverance, Colin Powell rose through the ranks to become the first African-American to ever serve as the nation’s top military commander—chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read the compelling story of a true pioneer and an American hero in Today’s Heroes: Colin Powell.

David Robinson

by Gregg Lewis & Deborah Shaw Lewis, 2002

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David Robinson, MVP center for the San Antonio Spurs, seemed to have it all—fame, success, wealth, and a wonderful family—but something was missing. That something was Someone—Jesus Christ. In Today’s Heroes: David Robinson read the dramatic story of how an academic whiz became an NBA superstar.

Heather Whitestone

by Daphne Gray with Gregg Lewis, 1995

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This is the inspiring account of how Heather Whitestone overcame deafness to win the Miss America crown. Heather offers inspiring proof of what a physically-challenged person can accomplish when she puts her faith in God into action.

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