In addition to telling the faith stories of people living today, I enjoy looking into history to find those same qualities of faith in people who have gone before us. So, I am pleased to welcome Kevin Belmonte back to FIRST PERSON this week with the story of William Borden. Kevin’s biography, Beacon-Light, The Life of William Borden (1887-1913), was just released and introduces us to this remarkable man who had dedicated his life to Jesus Christ, but who died very young.
Borden, born into a wealthy Chicago family, attended the Chicago Avenue Church (later named Moody Church) where he was influenced by the preaching of Dr. R.A. Torrey. He was ordained at the church in 1912, but tragically died a year later on his way to becoming a missionary to China.
Borden’s biographer, Kevin Belmonte, has also written about the life of William Wilberforce and others. He was with us previously on FIRST PERSON talking about the life of D.L. Moody. That interview can be heard here.
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