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Discussion in 'Books / Publications Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Aug 22, 2007.
Can you tell me of a good Biography to read?
Carl Sagan - A Life in the Cosmos by William Poundstone
My Life by Bill Clinton
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
I didn't know the meaning of 'biography' was leftist propaganda.
Have you actually read any of these?
Biographies are written about people you may disagree with politically, you know.
"My Life by Bill Clinton" OH did Hilllllarry allow him to have one :laugh:
Some old good ones
Some 19th century good ones
Some 20th century good ones
Nate Saint/Jim Elliot
Most of these have a short summary on this link.
I just noticed, I forgot to add John Newton, his is great.
Ben Franklin by Walter Isaacson
His Excellency a biography of George Washington by Joseph Ellis
both are excellent - the Franklin Bio is more of a page turner. It is interesting to go back and read about some of the founding fathers as an adult
This is one of my favorite books! The bio of Joel Sonnenberg by Joel Sonnenberg and Gregg Lewis. I cried and cried while reading this. Couldn't put it down!
==Jefferson of course is always an interesting study. An excellent religious biography of Jefferson is Edwin Gaustad's "Sworn on the Altar of God". It is historically accurate and theologically fair. Gaustad does not try to push Jefferson to the right or to the left. Rather he allows Jefferson's religious story to play out naturally. Another biography, that I have not had a chance to read, is "American Sphinx" by Joseph Ellis.
I also liked Edmund Morgan's "The Puritan Dilemma" which is the life of John Winthrop. Winthrop was a Puritan and an important player at the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Morgan has written several fine books on the Puritans ("The Puritan Family", "Visible Saints").
I just got a copy of "Just As I Am" the Billy Graham AutoBiography. I look forward to reading that when I get a chance.
This is a fellowship forum. Take your political fist-fighting outside, please.
John Toland's Biography on Adolph Hitler
John Adams by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Anything by Corrie Ten Boom
Adrian Rogers biography --- www.lwf.org
Stephen Olford's biography --- www.olford.com
Man Sent from God (bio of John R. Rice, the "20th Century's Mightiest Pen"), by Robert Sumner
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, by Taylor
The Life of Adoniram Judson, by his son--very rare, extremely good
Builder of Bridges (Bob Jones Sr. bio), by R. K. Johnson--life of a tremendous evangelist and man of God
"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is still one that haunts me. I love almost all non fiction. Nothing is more compelling than a true story! I even wrote a book myself about our time homesteading in CO, complete with photos, to pass on to our kids one day.
90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper was a good read.
This 2 volume set was some of the best reading I have ever done. Contrary to his morality, Hitler was a genius at manipulation.
I would recommend reading WILLIAM TYNDALE A BIOGRAPHY by David Daniell that was published by Yale University Press in 1994.
The autobiography of George Mueller is a personal favorite. Also, I enjoyed the autiobiography of Jung Chang, a woman who grew up during the communist revolution in China.