Lives of Faith Reading List

ImageThis is a recommended list for those interested in the biographies of heroes and heroines of faith. These individuals have impacted us greatly in our walk towards holiness and finding joy in good and in suffering. They are sure to encourage you!

I will add to this list in the future, so check back!

  • A Chance To Die by Elisabeth Elliot
  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
  • Appointment In Jerusalem by Lydia Prince
  • Blood and Fire: The Story of William and Catherine Booth and The Salvation Army by Roy Hattersley
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy By Eric Metaxas
  • Bruchko By Bruce Olson
  • C.S. Lewis A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Convert by Alister McGrath
  • Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose (Find the audio of her story here-A regular and reviving listen for me)
  • Faithful Women And Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper (A moving intro to the lives of Sarah Edwards, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, Lilias Trotter, and Helen Roseveare)
  • Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward
  • God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
  • Hudson Taylor: The Growth of a Soul by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
  • If I Perish by Esther Ahn Kim
  • Jonathan Edwards: A Life by George M. Marsden
  • Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis
  • Always Enough by Rolland & Heidi Baker
  • Marriage To A Difficult Man by Sarah Edwards
  • Mary Slessor by Elizabeth Robertson
  • No Compromise by Melody Green
  • Ruth by Ruth Bell Graham
  • Seven Men by Eric Metaxas (A great intro to the lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, George Washington, William Wilberforce, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson)
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  • The Savage My Kinsman by Elisabeth Elliot
  • The Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth ElliotImage I would love to know, what books have made an impact on your life?


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4 responses to “Lives of Faith Reading List

  1. some of these listed here are my favorites~ i love reading about great christians of the past. and Darlene Diebler Rose.. yes! her testimony is one i never tire of hearing. so incredible. love it when she talks about God providing the banana’s when she was in prison. that’s the kind of woman you listen to and think, “man! i want a faith like THAT!!” :))

    thanks for sharing. ~

  2. LOVE this list!! A Severe Mercy is one of my favorite books of all time:) I think we would be good friends!! xoxo Katie

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