This book is a celebration of God's Grace which transforms even those who suffer painful handicaps and disabilities. He offers no glib remedies. He tells the truth, the some of God's heroes and heroines have been eccentric and neurotic, and have suffered repeated breakdowns. He is well read and his book is well written. Its message in the end is Christ's word to Paul: "My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness"(2 Cor. 12:9)
John Stott, (1921-2011), Rector Emeritus, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
"[Dr Gaius Davies] writes knowledgeably about some fascinating individuals - gifted, troubled Christians, whom he brings brilliantly to life."
J. I. Packer, Well known author & Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
... a deeply moving book, written with real love for these men and women for whom God's strength was made perfect in their human weakness.
Gauis Davies has done us a great service in sketching the real lives of a number of great Christians.
"Highly readable, and very encouraging."
Davies writes well and in our suffering we can feel that we are not so far removed from the experiences of these 'giants' of the faith.'
Christianity and Renewal
"By teaching us not to be afraid of the scars and hang-ups that ran alongside the burning faith of twelve great Christians, Gaius Davies has taught us to love them even more."