More Than a Carpenter Bible Study Lessons
ONE SOLITARY LIFE
“He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpentry shop until he was 30, and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. When the tide of popular opinion turned against him, his friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies. He was tried and convicted. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave.
“He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never owned a home. He never went to college. He never traveled more than 200 miles from the place where he was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompanies greatness.
“Yet all the armies that ever marched, and all the governments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, have not affected life upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.”
Mark Water, Hard Questions about Christianity Made Easy, The Made Easy Series (Alresford, Hampshire: John Hunt Publishing, 2000), 28.