I want to use this blog to periodically recommend books that I think will be edifying to you. I thought it would be good to break up these suggestions into categories so the first category is biographies. I love biographies. They are interesting and you learn so much that can be applied to your life. I particularly enjoy biographies of Christians that have been used greatly by God, exemplifying great dedication to the cause of Christ. So, if you want to read more biographies and want a good place to start, here are some suggestions for you:
1) To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson
This book is one of my favorites. It tells the story of Adoniram Judson who was a missionary to Burma. God’s call on his life is compelling and his endurance in taking the Gospel to the Burmese is inspiring. He went through much hardship while seeing very little fruit and yet his legacy is still influencing Burma today. Keep an eye out for his letter to the father of NancyHasseltine asking for her hand in marriage. It’s gripping!
2) Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows by Ravi Zacharias
This autobiography is another one of my favorites. It’s a fascinating story of his upbringing in India and its an amazing story of the providence of God. Zacharias is one of the premier evangelists and apologists today in the body of Christ and this book will help you to see how God raised him up for this purpose. It’s a great book!
3) Jonathan Edwards by George Marsden
I have long been fascinated by Jonathan Edwards. He was a pastor/theologian in the 18th Century. He was one of the catalysts that God used for the first Great Awakening and he was one of the brightest minds that America has produced. This book tells the story of his life well, exploring the many factors that shaped him. The picture of Edwards that emerges is of a pastor that cared deeply for his people. He possessed a keen mind that he used to think deeply and write prolifically about the glorious God that he treasured above all else. This is a long book but rewarding for those that will take the time to read it.
That’s all for now. I will make some more book recommendations soon. Happy reading!