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.

Cambridge Seven, The, by John Pollock. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

Contending For Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen, by John Piper. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.

David Brainerd: A Flame for God, by Vance Christie. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

David Bussau: Facing the World Head-on, by Janet and Geoff Benge. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 05.27.09 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.

Elisabeth Elliot: Joyful Surrender, by Janet and Geoff Benge. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 04.26.10 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.

Glory in Mongolia, by Rick Leatherwood. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 11.28.07 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.

Hidden Smile of God, The: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd, by John Piper. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 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.

Hudson Taylor and Maria, by John Pollock. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China, by Vance Christie. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, by Geraldine Taylor, revised by Gwen Hanna. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 11.28.07 edition.

In the Land of Blue Burqas, by Kate McCord. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 06.27.12 edition.

Isobel Kuhn: On the Roof of the World, by Janet and Geoff Benge. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 04.26.10 edition.

Jacob DeShazar: Forgive Your Enemies, by Janet and Geoff Benge. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 05.27.09 edition.

John and Betty Stam: Missionary Martyrs, by Vance Christie. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

Journals of Jim Eliot, The, by Jim Eliot. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 01.14.09 edition.

Konnichi wa Kiwi, by Warren Payne. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 08.27.08 edition.

Legacy of Sovereign Joy, The: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin, by John Piper. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.

Like Breath and Water: Praying with Africa, by Ciona D. Rouse. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 11.25.09 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.

Mary Slessor: The Barefoot Missionary, by Elizabeth Robertson. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 01.28.09 edition.

Missionary Stories from Around the World, by Betty Swinford. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 04.26.10 edition.

Mountain Rain, by Eileen Crossman. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 09.28.11 edition.

Peace Child, by Don Richardson. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.29.07 edition.

Point Me to the Skies: The Amazing Story of Joan Wales, by Ronald Clements. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.27.08 edition.

Pursuit of a Thirsty Fool, by T.J. MacLeslie. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 07.13.11 edition.

Reckless Abandon, by David Sitton. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 09.26.12 edition.

Roots of Endurance, The: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce, by John Piper. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.

Smoking the Mango Trees, by Martin Hayworth. 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.

Thirty Years among South Seas Cannibals, by John G. Paton. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 1.25.12 edition.

Threads: One Family’s Unlikely Adventure in Business, Mission, and Church Planting, by Arlene Richardson. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 07.25.12 edition.

Through Gates of Splendor, by Elisabeth Elliot. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 01.14.09.

Translating Christ: The Memoirs of Herman Peter Aschmann, Wycliffe Bible Translator, by Hugh Steven. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 08.29.12 edition.

Warriors of Ethiopia, by Dick McLellan. Reviewed in Missions Catalyst 10.24.07 edition.

Women of Faith and Courage, by Vance Christie. Mentioned in Missions Catalyst 06.22.11 edition.

 

One Response to “Resource List: Biographies”

  1. Dave says:

    Bonfoeffer: Prophet, Priest, Martyr & Spy by Metaxes was excellent and motivating to all those who wish to shape, escape, or remake cultures.

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