Biography

In the Land of Believers by Gina Welch

Recommended by Trevin Wax.

Investigate reporting that might repel some, but well worth the time and effort.

John Bunyan by Kevin Belmonte

Not recommended by John Bird.

Bunyan's Christianity is sidelined throughout the book, resulting in an unbalanced portrait. A decent introduction to Bunyan's life, if not his God.

Robert Murray M'Cheyne by Andrew Bonar

Recommended by John Bird.

The compelling biography of a Scottish preacher who lived close to the heart of God.

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle by Kent Annan

Recommended by Mark Tubbs.

Brings the poverty and scarcity of the Western hemisphere's poorest nation front and center. Warning: some shocking material.

Last Words by George Carlin

Not recommended by Tim Challies.

An account of a selfish life lived for no one but the individual, ending in nothing more than a whimper.

Refuge by John & Bessie Gonleh, Bruce Beakley

Recommended by Leslie Wiggins.

A difficult-to-read but compelling true story of God's sovereign faithfulness.

Patience with God by Frank Schaeffer

Not recommended by Bob Kellemen.

For all his insights into the new atheism, Schaeffer's views on God, the Bible, Evangelicals, and salvation leave much to be desired.

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

Recommended by Bob Kellemen.

Sarah Palin’s fast-paced, well-written, personal account of her American life from her relative obscurity in Alaska to her meteoric rise as John McCain’s vice-presidential candidate.

Patron Saints for Postmoderns by Chris Armstrong

Recommended by Trevin Wax.

A book of saints' lives written on the premise that "there is no essence of Christianity that is not clothed in history."

John and Betty Stam by Vance Christie

Recommended by Tim Challies.

Heart-rending account of a martyred missionary couple.