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Can anyone recommend any good biographies of either missionaries or preachers? I am a member of 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


 2007/3/7 14:14Profile

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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Re: Biographies

Can anyone recommend any good biographies of either missionaries or preachers?

Here are a few I would recommend:

The Life and Memoirs of Robert Murray McCheyne by Andrew Bonar
Praying Hyde
Grace Abounding the the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

I also recommend this resource:

[b]Home Fires Publishers![/b]

He has a 6 part book series available simply titled "they knew their God" I have to say personally its the best biography resource I have found yet:


[b]They Knew Their God Volume 1[/b]

The rest are here.

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 2007/3/7 14:19Profile

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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


 2007/3/7 14:26Profile

Joined: 2006/11/23
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 Re: Biographies

Some auto-biographies of sorts: Jackie Pullinger's Chasing the Dragon. You can find it on Then Art Katz' Odyssey of a Modern Jew. Both are good.


 2007/3/7 14:33Profile

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 Re: Biographies

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.


 2007/3/7 14:49Profile

 Re: Biographies

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar-

2. [url=]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=]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=]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=]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=]Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb[/url] - This man's prayer life was staggering.

7. [url=]Behind the Ranges: J. O. Fraser by Mrs. Howard Taylor[/url] - Missionary to Lisuland.

8. [url=]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=] Abandoned to God: Oswald Chambers by David McCasland[/url] - I really enjoyed this biography.

11. [url=]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!

 2007/3/7 14:50

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