How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of History
Imprint: Cascade Books
"When the cynics tell us that Christians can make no substantial difference in the public arena, we need accessible, in-depth studies that demonstrate the opposite. With a historian's eye for detail, Baer introduces us to the hearts and minds of eight figures who shifted the trajectories of our culture. A superb read."
--Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
"Marc Baer has written a book that is as thoughtful and insightful as it is encouraging. Mere Believers documents the ordinary humanity of individuals who made extraordinary contributions. It is biography at its best."
--Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
"With the scholarly rigor of a historian and the humble piety of a Christian disciple, Marc Baer masterfully tells us stories of people who the toxic 'presentism' of our times tempts us to forget. He believes, with Charles Malik, that 'it is communion with others across the ages that is more sorely needed today than even communion with others in our time.' The book is a very, very good read, as in good for your soul."
--Ben Patterson, Westmont College