My heroes are dead…

but they can still be my heroes as their legacy lives on!

“Get yourself some heroes, but make sure they are dead, because that is the only way we KNOW that they finished well.”
-John Piper

My faith heroes include (*click to see links) Eric Liddell, Keith Green (above) and Susanna Wesley. Individuals such as these three, glorious examples of faith, courage and conviction no matter the cost, give me hope and inspiration to keep running the race, especially in the valleys.


Do you have faith heroes? If so, WHO??? (AND BY THE WAY, I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT AND WHILE I LIKE THIS QUOTE, I DO THINK AS I’M SURE MANY PEOPLE WOULD THAT WE CAN HAVE HEROES WHO ARE STILL ALIVE TOO!:)

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6 Responses to My heroes are dead…

  1. Grace says:

    Hey! Keith Green looks like Johnny Cowle…

  2. Johannah says:

    Grace:Oh my goodness, Keith Green DOES look like John!!! I actually thought it was him at first, or one of your relatives on that side.I haven’t read many biographies so few heroes of the faith are near and dear to me. I tend to migrate towards those in the here and now. And, really, they are those around me who are examples of Christlikeness in their daily walks.

  3. Susanna Rose says:

    “And, really, they are those around me who are examples of Christlikeness in their daily walks.”Ya, good point JO! As I said at the end of this post, after further reflection, I sort of think it is good to have both those from the past and those as the present as spiritual heroes. Thanks!

  4. Anna says:

    Elisabeth Elliot, Amy Carmichael, Betty Stam, Susanna Wesley :), and Phillis Wheatley.

  5. everythoughtcaptive says:

    The life of Keith Green inspires me too.There are many, many others with Jesus at being at the tippy top. I want to be like Him.

  6. The Matriarch says:

    Charles Spurgeon, John Knox, because they wouldn’t stop saying things that were true even as they got older and more tired….

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