Resource List: Biographies
In the days when the information age was a newer, our previous editor lovingly developed, maintained, and published an excellent indexing system. You can still find many of the topics and resources that came up in the ezine in the Mission Mobilizer’s Database.
Although today’s tools would make this easier, it’s a practice we haven’t continued.
For your convenience, though, we will try to compile a few resource lists that gather like items in one place. This one includes all the biographies that have been reviewed or mentioned here in recent years.
A couple of things worth noting:
1. Because this list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of such books, we recognize some biases and omissions. For example, we tend to feature books that are new or recently republished. Feel free to give a shout-out to other favorite or timeless titles in the comments section of this post.
2. This list is alphabetical by title. If the book was mentioned more than once, only a link to the most helpful comments is included.
3. This list includes items going back to 2004.
4. Links on each title are meant to direct you to someplace where the book may be purchased, but we encourage you to check other retailers as well.
Biographies Mentioned or Reviewed
Behind the Veils of Yemen: How an American Woman Risked Her Life, Family, and Faith to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women, by Audra Grace Shelby Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 09.28.11 edition.
Beyond the Ranges: the Autobiography of Kenneth Scott Latourette, by Kenneth Scott Latourette. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 04.21.04 edition.
Don’t Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees: The Adventures of an American Surgeon in Nepal, by Thomas Hale. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.22.07 edition.
Famines & Face Packs: The Realities of Relief Work, by Emma Stratton. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 11.23.05 edition.
Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton, by John Piper. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.
Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously, by Kent Annan. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 01.27.10 edition.
Growing Up Yanomamo: Missionary Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest, by Michael Dawson. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 01.28.09 edition.
Heavenly Man, The: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun, by Brother Yun with Paul Hattaway. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 05.25.05 edition.
Home Keeps Moving: A Glimpse into the Extraordinary Life of a Third Culture Kid, by Heidi Sand-Hart. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 07.28.10 edition.
Mary Slessor – Everybody’s Mother: The Era and Impact of a Victorian Missionary, by Jeanette Hardage. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 01.28.09 edition.
Point Me to the Skies: The Amazing Story of Joan Wales, by Ronald Clements. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.27.08 edition.
There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub: Birth of a Mongolian Church Planting Movement, by Brian Hogan. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 11.28.07 edition.
Threads: One Family’s Unlikely Adventure in Business, Mission, and Church Planting, by Arlene Richardson. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.
Translating Christ: The Memoirs of Herman Peter Aschmann, Wycliffe Bible Translator, by Hugh Steven. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.29.12 edition.