Christian Growth


Andrew Murray


Biographies are by far my favorite kind of book. I learn so much from these men and women of God, and am challenged to give all of my life to Christ.  Part of what makes biographies so real is that I have met two of the authors, know people that met some of the other authors, and people that knew people that knew the authors. These aren’t just stories that someone made up. If these men and women could be used by God like this, so can I. So can you.

All of these are worth reading, but the ones with ***** are the ones I consider must reads.

Horrible cover. Awesome book. 



The Life and Diary of David Brainerd
Jonathan Edwards (editor)


Hudson Taylor 
J. Hudson Taylor

This is Taylor’s A Retrospect…his only autobiography, telling the story up to the formation of the CIM.


Goforth of China
Rosalind Goforth


My boys have read this as part of their studies, and enjoyed it. 

Borden of Yale
Mrs. Howard Taylor

I prefer this one to Mountain Rain, but Mountain Rain is easier to read. Both are great.


Written by his daughter

God’s Smuggler
Brother Andrew

First read this before I was 10 years old. It’s still one of my favorites.


The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom

Shadow of the Almighty
Elisabeth Elliot

Through Gates of Splendor
Elisabeth Elliot

Chasing the Dragon
Jackie Pullinger

Adventuring With Christ
Lester Sumrall

The Life of D.L. Moody 
William R. Moody (D.L.’s son)

A Diary of Signs and Wonders
Maria Woodworth-Etter

Samuel Morris
Lindley Baldwin

Short book, awesome story

In the Arena
Isobel Kuhn

Completing her story begun in “By Searching”

They Found the Secret
V. Raymond Edman

They Knew Their God (Complete)
Edwin and Lillian Harvey

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