Can anyone recommend any good biographies of either missionaries or preachers? I am a member of Amazon.com and if anybody uses it, they know that you can enter a wishlist of any books you would like to get. I entered 40 or so from Leonard Ravenhills list and have read roughly half. Now I would like to read more biographies but I dont know of a good place to start. I have a few of Finney,Brainerd,Keith Green and others.GOD Bless
Can anyone recommend any good biographies of either missionaries or preachers?
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I actually have this first volume and it is great! I also have a book entitled, I believe ,"10 Pentacostal Pioneers" or something to that effect.Thanks for the other ones you recommended!GOD Bless
Some auto-biographies of sorts: Jackie Pullinger's Chasing the Dragon. You can find it on Amazon.com. Then Art Katz' Odyssey of a Modern Jew. Both are good.Jordan
I recently read 'Evidence not Seen'which is the testimony of Darlene Deibler Rose, a missionary during WWII. It was excellent and recommended to me by someone here at SI. I also picked up 'Tortured for Christ' by Richard Wurmbrand, but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
Here are some of my favorites:1. Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar- http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/item_detail.php?43972. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Whom-World-Was-Not-Worthy/dp/0871232502/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173295675&sr=1-1]Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy by Marie Chapian[/url] (This is the biography of Jakob and Jozeca Kovac, Jakob was an evangelist in Yugoslavia, this is one of the most powerful and riveting stories, I highly recommend it!) - 3. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Die-Gain-Triumph-John-Betty/dp/0964755211/ref=sr_1_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173295830&sr=1-1]The Triumph of John and Betty Stam by Mrs. Howard Taylor[/url] - Missionaries in China where they died as martyrs at the hands of the Communists.4. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Memories-Missionarys-Rosalind-Goforth/dp/0934998590/ref=sr_1_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173295932&sr=1-1]Climbing by Rosalind Goforth[/url] - Jonathan and Rosalind Goforth were missionaries to China, Mrs. Goforth's book are very interesting and enjoyable to read.5. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Vanya-True-Story-Myrna-Grant/dp/0884190099/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173295991&sr=1-2]Vanya by Myrna Grant[/url] - This is the story of a young Christian who stood firm for Christ in the Russian army. This a must read to encourage your faith in God - be prepared to cry...6. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Rees-Howells-Intercessor-Norman-Grubb/dp/071883027X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173296094&sr=1-1]Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb[/url] - This man's prayer life was staggering.7. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Behind-ranges-Fraser-Lisuland-Southwest/dp/B0007JQC6K/ref=sr_1_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173296174&sr=1-1]Behind the Ranges: J. O. Fraser by Mrs. Howard Taylor[/url] - Missionary to Lisuland.8. [url=http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/102-5288588-4871356?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=hudson+taylor+by+mrs.+howard+taylor]Hudson Taylor, The Growth of A Soul and The Growth of a Work of God by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor[/url] - you might have to do some searching to find this one. :-)9. George Muller of Bristol and His Witness To A Prayer-Hearing God by Arthur T. Pierson - My copy of this book was republished by IBLP, it was originally printed in 1899.10. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Oswald-Chambers-Abandoned-Author-Highest/dp/1572930500/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-5288588-4871356?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1173296710&sr=8-1] Abandoned to God: Oswald Chambers by David McCasland[/url] - I really enjoyed this biography.11. [url=http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0884191338/ref=s9_asin_image_3/102-5288588-4871356]Bruchko by Bruce Olson[/url] - If you're looking for a fascinating story on the life of a daring missionary to South America read this one!---Well, there's a few of my favorites ;-) . You might have to search around for some of them. I see that Greg also listed The Memoirs of Robert Murray M'Cheyne...I forgot John Hyde...the list goes on!