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BIOGRAPHIES

 

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith 1939-1981 by Iain Murray

This biography about “The Doctor” gives a vivid account of his early years, his call into the ministry from the medical profession, his first pastorate, and his first year at the famous Westminster Chapel in London. His unwavering commitment to the truth will give you a host of practical insights to help you in your daily walk with Jesus Christ. —Doug Main



Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography by Iain Murray  

This book gives us Murray's view of both the first and second great awakenings. He was a mighty theologian and a great evangelist at the same time. No thinking person who loves theology and experience, revival and evangelism should pass over this masterful work. ~CBD Books 

Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elisabeth Dodds


Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elisabeth D. Dodds  

"When I read Elisabeth Dodds' Marriage to a Difficult Man, I already stood in awe of Edwards. But here I saw more of the man and his domestic side. I desire that all the theology I embrace makes me a better husband and a better father. Elisabeth Dodds helped me see this more clearly in her portrayal of the Edwards family..." —Dr. John Piper

 

The Hidden Smile of God by John Piper



The Hidden Smile of God by John Piper  

Commencing with the suffering of man and culminating with the wonder of God, John Piper reveals the mysterious ways in which God turns tragedy to triumph. So join Piper in his latest adventure as he examins the lives of William Cowper, John Bunyan, and David Brainerd. ~GBI Books 

John Calvin: Revolutionary, Theologian, Pastor  -             By: Williston Walker             John Calvin: Revolutionary, Theologian, Pastor by Williston Walker
"Greater than any other Reformation era figure, John Calvin stimulated the debate, thoughts and ideas that have come to dominate Western culture and society.  Dedicated to the reform of the church, and insistent on a literalistic reading of scripture, his influence radically changed the face of Protestantism and Society.  Society's abhorrence of corruption in government, and the correspondent lack of it in Western Democracies, is largely down to his work.  He was the first major political thinker to model social organization on Biblical principles, one of his most important innovations being the incorporation of the church into city government.  As a result, Geneva became the most important Protestant centre of Europe in the 16th Century...
Williston Walker produced this benchmark biography in 1906: it is till the best.  Gripping, enlightening and authoritative - you will learn of a man whose theological stance and political philosophy has done much to shape modern Western culture and continues to influence millions of people in the 21st century." 



The Legacy of Sovereign Joy by John Piper  

In his book, ‘The Legacy of Sovereign Joy,’ Piper has published his gleanings from three of these yearlong studies: Augustine, Luther, and Calvin. This book goes beyond the facts of these men’s biographies, and harrows the grace that worked in their strengths, weaknesses, and sins. ~GBI Books

Martin Luther:  The Man Who Started the Reformation by Thomas Lindsay

"Martin Luther's father was a miner with ambitions - he wanted to better himself and provide his children with a good education.  Martin upset his father's plans by becoming a monk rather than a lawyer, but by the age of 29 he was a Professor of Theology.  In addition to his college duties he preached almost every day and visited people on pastoral duties - he kept two secretaries very busy.  Luther's father, meanwhile, became a town councillor, the part owner of six mines and two foundries and owned a large house in the main street.  What happened to make this son of the upwardly mobile establishment into a revolutionary who nailed 95 Theses onto the church door at Wittenberg, affecting not only the whole of the Christian Church but also breaking the power of a European superstate?  This is the story of a passionate, flawed and courageous man who loved his family and the people around him; a man who went further in challenging the status quo than any other in history, the man who started the Reformation."

 


William Tyndale by David Daniell  

Daniell's illuminating, in-depth biography reveals the literary genius of the man whom biblical scholars view as the Bible's Shakespeare. You'll gain a greater understanding of Tyndale and appreciation for the master Bible translator's contribution to Christian literature and the spreading of God's Word. ~CBD Books