Biographies Worth Reading

For whatever reason (maybe because of the DG Pastors’ Conference) I tend to read biographies in January and February.

Just Finished:

Prophet of Purpose: The Life of Rick Warren by Jeffery L. Sheler Comments:  Worth a quick read– a definite hagiography (the person being written about can do no wrong) where it seems at times as if Rick Warren is determined to solve all the world’s problems.  I was encouraged to read how committed Rick Warren is to evangelism and to hear his heart long for the lost to be saved.

Just Started:

The Narnian:  The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs Comments:  Recommended by Piper.  Good read so far.

Favorite Biographies

To The Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson This is my favorite biography of all time.  I used to sneak down to the basement library and read it when I needed a break during seminary.

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson Great pastoral encouragement and biography about a pastor of a small church.  Very encouraging and perspective giving.

Memoirs of Mc Cheyne by Andrew Bonar (I have the 1912 edition I bought second-hand)  Excellent biography on a man who was passionate for Christ, died young and is probably best remembered for his bible reading plan.

John G. Paton:  Missionary to the New Hebrides by John G. Paton I have the Banner of Truth Edition, but I assume it is the same since it is an autobiography!

John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken (Link to Kindle edition–Which is FREE right now!)  Great biography that is worth reading.

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