History and Biography

Histories and Biographies Every Christian Should Read

Note: This list is a “work in progress.” Watch for new titles to be added in the future!

Titles are listed in chronological order.

1550   Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
1650   Of Plimoth Plantation by William Bradford
1666  Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
1682   The Sovereignty and Goodness of God by Mary Rowlandson
1776   The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson
1840   Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
1845   Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by F. Douglass
1879   The Story of Liberty by Charles Coffin
1950   Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther by Roland H. Bainton
1955   Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
1956   To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson
1957   Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot; AND
1958   Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot
1965   Five Pioneer Missionaries: David Brainerd, William C. Burns, John Eliot, Henry  Martyn, John G. Paton by John D. Legg
1967   God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill
1970   Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward, with Christine Hunter
1971   The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill
1974   Peace Child by Don Richardson
1976   Joni: An Unforgettable Story by Joni Eareckson Tada
1985  Spurgeon: A Biography by Arnold A. Dallimore
1990   George Whitefield by Arnold A. Dallimore
1997   Just As I Am by Billy Graham
2003   One Nation, Under God by David C. Gibb
2006   Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle by Bruce Olson
2007   Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas
2010   Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

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