The inner fire

Renee Ann Smith —  October 19, 2011 — 20 Comments

“In everyone’s life, at some time, the inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner fire.” ~Albert Schweitzer~

C. S. Lewis

Corrie ten Boom with Billy Graham

Darlene Deibler Rose

Jim Elliot

J. R. R. Tolkien

Elisabeth Elliot

Amy Carmichael

Who would you add to this list?

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

20 responses to The inner fire

  1. That is some list if hero’s you have there, Renee. Some of my all time favorites.

  2. Awesome post.

    What a great question!

  3. You’ve listed my heros! Corrie Ten Boom, Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, C.S. Lewis 🙂 The only others I can think of are George Washington, Susanna Wesley, and William Carey. Have a blessed week!

  4. I love your list. Another favorite is George Mueller for me. He had such an inspirational prayer life.

  5. I love your list! Those are amazing people to look up to.

  6. Great list of amazing people who have blessed my life with their words of wisdom and love for God. I would add Charles Spurgeon and Oswald Chambers to my list. 🙂

  7. Great list! I would add George MacDonald, the writer who influenced C.S. Lewis. His stories helped me through a time of crisis.

  8. When I read that quote the first person who popped into my mind was MLK Jr. He seemed to rekindle an inner fire in a lot of people.

    How’s your school year going?

  9. Mother Teresa

  10. Oh how I LOVE this post 🙂
    Maybe Gladys Alyward…Hudson Taylor…Adoniram Judson…

    • Love them, too, Kara! Hudson Taylor was the first missionary I learned about when I became a Christian as a teen. Have you seen the Hollywood version of Gladys Alyward’s life–The Inn of the Sixth Happiness? It’s a good one.

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