What are your favorite Chrisitan Biographies?

United States
April 16, 2007 7:44pm CST
I'm always on the look-out for good quality and uplifting books to read, after all, "by beholding you become changed." If you have any such books that are your personal favorites, please share here. I'll kick it off with a few that are my favorites. * The Hiding Place: by Corrie Ten Boom. A Story about a Dutch family that hid political refugees during that second world war. They were eventually caught by the Nazi's and Corrie and her sister were sent to concentration camps.* God's Smuggler: by Brother Andrew. Another brave Dutchman who smuggled Bibles behind the iron curtain. * A Thousand Shall Fall: by Susi Hasel Mundy A Story about a Christian German family and how they survived World War II. * A Trip Into the Supernatural: by Roger Morneau. A Story about a French Canadian who became involved with Satanists and later was converted to Christianity. * "That Kind Can Never Change!"Can They...?: by Victor Adamson. A story about an American Christian who walked away from Christianity and became a homosexual and then gave up his homosexuality and became a Christian pastor. He is now married to a woman and they have several children together. He also has a ministry for homosexuals (the website is www.victorjadamson.com).
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@AmbiePam (45035)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have read "The Hiding Place." It was so touching and inspiring. I saw the movie they did based on the book, and it brought it even more home how much was sacrificed but then how much they 'gained.' Have you ever read "90 Minutes in Heaven?" It's not quite a biography, but so many people I know just love it. I haven't heard one person say they didn't like it. My favorite Christian biography was on Amy Carmichael. I can't remember the author, but I know they have several written on this missionairy to India. It is so inspiring.
• United States
6 Jun 07
I haven't had the opportunity yet to watch "The Hiding Place" movie. I'll have to keep an eye out for it, your description makes it sound really good. I read the Amazon reviews for the other books you mentioned and they sound really interesting as well. I happen to agree that the New Jerusalem will have actual streets of gold and gates made from pearl. The Amy Carmichael story looks like really riveting reading too, there have been some incredible people who have gone out into the mission field.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
The only one I read was "the Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom and when I was a girl, I got one called, "Mary Jones's Bible" which was about a girl called Mary who wanted a Bible in Welsh. I have not read any other. I am more interested in fiction in which the main character is a Christian, and also non-fiction showing the Christian lifestyle, taking apart a book of the Bible, but right now, I do not have that much money. I would like to get a biography of John Calvin, and John Knox and St. Augustine.