On Sunday I encouraged our congregation to increase their faith by reading biographies of men and women God has used in mighty ways, and then I mentioned a few that have had an impact on me. I was asked to repeat that list. So here are the ones I mentioned Sunday.
You can read my post from a few years ago called “Ten Influential Books” here. It lists most of these with a few comments about them.
Through Gates of Splendor by Elizabeth Elliot is the story of Jim Elliot and four other men who were martyred taking the gospel to a tribe in South America. George Muller, Man of Faith and Miracles by Basil Miller is the story of a man who built a huge orphanage on nothing but trust in God. I’ve read three biographies of William Tyndale, who is my hero in Church history. The best was the longest one by David Daniell. Finally, I have recently read Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan, a powerful story of one woman’s life in communist Romania.