Recommended Biographies for your summer

As we’ve studied Hebrews 11 on a Sunday, among other things, we’ve been moved and inspired by Biblical examples of faith as they’ve pointed beyond themselves to Jesus – “the pioneer and perfecter of faith” (12v2). Therefore, this summer why not pick up a Christian biography or two, to see more examples of how God has worked in and through regular people for his glory?


Here are book recommendations from the staff team (click on any title to go to to make a purchase):


On My Way to Heaven, Mark Ashton, £2.99

Mark talks frankly and movingly about facing death with Christ as he experiences terminal cancer.  Very good to give away to friends and neighbours.  Length: very short.


Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, John Piper, £3.94

Read how Wilberforce was driven by the gospel to bring out the end of the slave trade and great changes in the moral life of Great Britain.  Length: short.


Shining Like Stars, Lindsay Brown, £5.99

A heart-warming look at the spread of the gospel amongst and by students around the world.  Length: medium.


A Fistful Of Heroes, John Pollock, £7.19

28 short inspiring biographies of Christians from the 16th to 19th Centuries.  Length: medium.


Secret Believers, Brother Andrew, £7.55

Written as a novel but based on true stories, a fascinating insight into life of Christians who have converted from a Muslim background.  Length: medium.


Run Baby Run, Nicky Cruz, £7.55

The compelling testimony of the work of Christ in saving a former New York street gang leader.  Length: medium


Out of the Black Shadows, Stephen Lungu with Anne Coomes, £7.55

The wonderful story of a troubled and violent young man in Zimbabwe who was converted when he went to fire bomb an event in town with a travelling evangelist.  Length: medium.


Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, John Foxe, £7.64

Stories from the 1st to 16th Century of Christians who have been called to make the ultimate sacrifice for Christ.  Length: medium.


The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, £8.54

Read about the dramatic conversion of a well-off English professor.  Length: medium.


The Unquenchable Flame, Michael Reeves, £7.89

Not strictly a biography, however, a brilliant read.  Mike takes us through a brief look at the Reformation – what happened and why it matters.  Length: medium.

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