For me, the two most helpful books i've read in the last 12 months have been the biographies of Hudson Taylor and Jonathan Edwards. They, like Abel, even though they are dead can still speak to us through their faith. I need to learn from such men, how they lived with their wives, how they raised a family, how they preached, how they communed with God. There is a weight in old things which we risk losing, and losing respect for today. i'm looking forward to hanging out with jim Elliot soon.