Biographies

Seeing something more of Christ in other saints, whether in their living or in their serving of Christ, always stirs us up to pursue Christ more ourselves. One of the best ways to see how other saints have experienced Christ throughout church history is by reading Christian biographies.

 

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Watchman Nee — A Seer of the Divine Revelation in the Present Age

I consider Watchman Nee to be a unique gift given by the Head to His Body…. I fully respect him as such a gift….I am more than grateful to the Lord that immediately after being saved I was brought into.. read more

 

 

BOOK-RTZ-Sparks-175T. Austin Sparks

Only a few Christians today have heard of T. Austin-Sparks (1888-1971), who was a minister of Christ in England. However, his writings were of great help to Watchman Nee, especially in the matters of the resurrection read more

 

 

 

Barber-175-CMM. E. Barber

M. E. Barber served the Lord as a missionary to China from 1896 until her death in 1930. During the first period of her service she was associated with a missionary society, but in the second period, which began in read more

 

 

 

RTZ-Darby-CMJohn Nelson Darby

This book gives a brief account of the family history, childhood, and ministry of J. N. Darby, the leading brother among the Plymouth Brethren of the 19th century. ..read more

 

 

 

George MullerGeorge Mueller of Bristol

George Muller (1805-1898) was one of the outstanding servants of the Lord in the 19th century. The great work of his life was to testify to the reality of a prayer-hearing God to a society that was becoming increasingly skeptical toward God. To this end he founded an orphanage in England read more

 



kathrina-von-boraA Reformation Life: Kathrina Von Bora

In this accurate historical biography, the Markwalds trace Kate’s background, childhood and early  adult years, and her marriage to Luther. They reveal “an extraordinary woman – a genuine servant whose faith and courage stand as an example today.” They also document Kate’s final years, portraying the faith and legacy of a woman who held steadfast to Christ in great adversity and need.

 

brainerdThe Life and Diary of David Brainerd

David Brainerd (1718-1747) was an early American missionary whose selfless life of prayer and devotion continues to inspire Christians today. Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was an American Puritan theologian, preacher and prolific author. Philip E. Howard, Jr. (1898-1963) was for nearly thirty-three years associated with the Sunday School Times.

 

 

isobel-kuhnBy Searching

My journey through doubt into faith.

Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as her college graduation approached and her marriage engagement was broken, she questioned that decision. “If You will prove to me that You are, and if You will give me peace, I will give You my whole life.” God heard Isobel’s prayers. He reached out to her, ending her years of searching.

 

 

martin-lutherMartin Luther: The Triumph of Truth 

It is possible that more studies have been written about the life of Martin Luther than about the life of any person except Christ Himself. This biography is actually an excerpt from A History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by the Swiss historian d’Aubigne (1794-1872). The back cover states: The liveliness of Merle’s style, his extensive and remarkable use of original quotations, and the rich biographical color of his work make it enjoyable to read. More than that, Merle’s evangelical fervor, his commitment to biblical truth, and his fundamental sympathy with the spirit of the Reformation strike a responsive chord in the heart of the Christian.

 

Nee-Nee_CMWatchman Nee’s Testimony

Watchman Nee (1903-1972) served the Lord in China, spending the last twenty years of his life in a communist prison camp there as a witness to Christ. The Lord has used his books to bring many around the world into a deeper relationship with Himself  read more

 

 

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John Wicliffe

The preface states that while John Wycliffe is not as well known as the reformers who followed after him, his faithfulness to the word of God and his courage in opposing the ecclesiastical powers of thirteenth century England had such an read more