In our current issue, "The Ten Most Influential Christians of the Twentieth Century," we had some fun with the "Did You Know?" page. We dug up little-known photos of each person and asked readers to identify them. Unfortunately, we can't include the photos in this newsletter, but we'd still like to give our newsletter subscribers (most of whom don't get the magazine … yet) a chance to play the guessing game. With the following hints, see how many of the notables (listed in no particular order) you can name:
1. After graduating from high school, he became a Fuller Brush salesman. He later remarked, "Selling those brushes became a cause to me. … I felt that every family ought to have Fuller brushes as a matter of principle." By summer's end, he was the leading salesman in his two-state area. (Hint: The one man no CTi publication could possibly leave off its list.)
2. He was one of the first pastors in his region to own a bicycle, which he used to peddle to ministerial meetings. There, he later said, he and his colleagues would "talk and brood a lot; sometimes we would mock other people and laugh at them. We would smoke a variety of cigars." (Hint: He revived orthodoxy when mere moralism and humanism had seemingly won over the theological world.)
3. As a child, he once became convinced that a pot of gold was buried beneath the path to his house. He dug a big hole, which his father unhappily fell into after a long day at work. (Hint: He was an atheist scholar who became an Anglican, an apologist, and a "patron saint" of Christians everywhere.)
4. In her youth, she played the mandolin, was described as "plump, round, and tidy," and was given the nickname "Flowerbud." (Hint: She stirred a generation by touching the untouchables.)
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