Recommended Biographies

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  1. Monergist

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    What biographies have you found enjoyable?

    Some of my favorites:

    Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography- Iain Murray

    Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend- James Robertson

    LEE- Douglas Southall Freeman

    C. H. Spurgeon Autobiography

    Jonathan Edwards : A Life- George Marsden
     
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    I highly recommend biographies of the following heros of the faith:

    George Mueller - one of the greatest books on faith that I've ever read in my life. A.T. Pierson wrote a book about him. There are several other good biographies about Mueller.
    Billy Sunday
    David Livingston
    D.L. Moody
    William Carey
    Charles Spurgeon
    Jonathan Edwards
    John/Charles Wesley

    We may not agree with these men on all issues but no one can dismiss God's Providential hand on their lives and their love and service for the Lord and His work.

    I highly recommend Bounds & Murray for books on prayer.
     
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    I would recommend the following:

    George Muller by Roger Steer

    Charles Spurgeon: The Great Orator by J.C. Carlile

    Robert Murray McCheyne by A.A. Bonar

    Only One Life: The Biography of Stephen F. Olford by John Phillips
     
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    Any bigoraphy by Iain Murray or Dallimore. That would include the biographies of Spurgeon, Whitefield, the excellent two volume bio of Martyn Lloyd Jones, and Jonathan Edwards. I second the recommendation of the "Memoirs and Remains of Robert Murray McCheyne" by Bonar.

    Start with Lloyd Jones. I try to read these two books at least once a year.
     
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    McCullough's John Adams was wonderful, as was 1776. I look forward to reading Ketcham's bio of James Madison and James Grant's recent John Adams: Party of One. I must confess, though, I'm not much of a biography reader.
     

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