Biographies, anyone?

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Can you tell me of a good Biography to read?
     
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    I didn't know the meaning of 'biography' was leftist propaganda.
     
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    Have you actually read any of these?
    Biographies are written about people you may disagree with politically, you know.
     
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    "My Life by Bill Clinton" OH did Hilllllarry allow him to have one :laugh:
     
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    Some old good ones

    William Tyndale
    Martin Luther
    John Bunyan
    George Whitefield
    John Wesley
    Jonathan Edwards
    David Brainerd

    Some 19th century good ones

    Charles Spurgeon
    D.L. Moody
    Hudson Taylor

    Some 20th century good ones

    Eric Liddell
    Billy Sunday
    H.A. Ironside
    John Rice
    Nate Saint/Jim Elliot

    Some Ladies

    Fanny Crosby
    Francis Havergal
    Harriet Tubman

    Most of these have a short summary on this link.

    http://www.swordofthelord.com/biographies.htm


    BGTF

    Late edit:
    I just noticed, I forgot to add John Newton, his is great.
     
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    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
     
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    ==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.
     
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    This is a fellowship forum. Take your political fist-fighting outside, please.
     
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    John Toland's Biography on Adolph Hitler
     
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    John Adams by Catherine Drinker Bowen
     
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    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
     
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    "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.

    love,

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    90 Minutes In Heaven by Don Piper was a good read.
     
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    This 2 volume set was some of the best reading I have ever done. Contrary to his morality, Hitler was a genius at manipulation.
     
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    I would recommend reading WILLIAM TYNDALE A BIOGRAPHY by David Daniell that was published by Yale University Press in 1994.
     
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    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.
     

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