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Henry G. Bosch (1914 to 1955)
Founder of Our Daily Bread

Birth of Henry G. Bosch, soloist and founder of the devotional guide, Our Daily Bread. He contacted tuberculosis as a small child, and was plagued by the after effects the rest of his life. Despite life threatening illnesses, he he produced some 6000 radio programs in Chicago and Grand Rapids. When Dr. M. R. DeHaan began his radio ministry, Bosch had charge of the music and sang with the men's quartet. In 1956, suggested to Dr. M. R. DeHaan that they publish Our Daily Bread --"to help people establish a pattern of daily Scripture reading and prayer." The idea was that Dr. DcHaan would write the articles and Henry Bosch edit them for publication. Brother DeHaan, however, said Henry should write half the articles, and also do the editorial work. From the first issue of 17,000 pamphlets, the publication has grown to some seven million copies each month, distributed around the world. When he retired a quarter century later, Henry Bosch had written some 4,500 articles. Many of these have been reprinted in book form (Rainbows for God's Children in the Storm is one of them). After his retirement, he suffered two strokes and had repeated operations for problems such as cancer, and yet, right up until the time of his passing he was busy writing personal letters and notes of encouragement to hundreds of personal friends.

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