In the last episode, we talked about 11 ways to grow spiritually strong this summer, and I mention reading great Christian biographies.
I often talk about the importance of reading Christian biographies as a way to see God’s faithfulness and movement in His people throughout history.
And over the years, I’ve given a variety of lists of my favorite Christian biographies, but in this episode, I want to suggest nine titles for you to consider reading this summer. While there is some overlap, I think these nine Christian biographies are important to read for the days in which we live.
Here’s my suggested reading list (in no particular order):
- Brother Andrew: God’s Smuggler
- Corrie ten Boom: Tramp for the Lord
- Hudson Taylor: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret (by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor)
- C.T. Studd: C.T. Studd: Cricketer and Pioneer (by Norman Grubb)
- George Müller: Autobiography of George Müller
- Richard Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ
- John Hyde: Praying Hyde (by EG Carre)
- Christopher Yuan: Out of a Far Country
- They Found the Secret (by V. Raymond Edman)
Bonus suggestions (honorable mentions):
- Darlene Deibler Rose: Evidence Not Seen
- Jackie Pullinger: Chasing the Dragon
- Brother Yun: Heavenly Man
- Leonard Ravenhill: In Light of Eternity
- Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God
- David Wilkerson: Cross and the Switchblade
Also, consider downloading a list of recommended reading (classic Christian books and other great biographies). While the list needs to be updated, it will give you a great starting point.
You can also check out the seven-part series of “Greatest Biographies” that I did with Eric Ludy on the Daily Thunder Podcast.
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