Sunday, July 3, 2011

biography suggestions

Here's a list, in no special order, of some good biographies to read:

Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis

The Swans are not Silent (series), by John Piper

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, by Roland Bainton.

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God, Noel Piper

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael, by Elisabeth Elliot

Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliot

Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor and George Verwer

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, by Eric Metaxas

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, by Eric Metaxas.

Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown.

Francis Schaeffer, An Authentic Life, by Colin Duriez.

Lee: The Last Years, by Charles Bracelen Flood

Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision, by H. W. Crocker

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: the First Forty Years (Vol. 1), and The Fight of Faith (Vol. 2), by Iain Murray.

Jonathan Edwards: A Life, by George M. Marsden

The latter two entries are more in-depth, and have been personal favorites of mine. 



Rev. Dr. Neil Damgaard said...

I loced Lee: The Last Years. And to think he was only 63 when he died... What a life!

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Elizabeth said...

I have been trying to read more this summer; thanks for the suggestions!