Christian Biography

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"Hebrews 11 is a divine mandate to read Christian biography. The unmistakable implication of the chapter is that, if we hear about the faith of our forefathers (and mothers), we will "lay aside every weight and sin" and "run with perseverance the race that is set before us" (Heb 12:1-note). If we asked the author, "How shall we stir one another up to love and good works?" (Heb 10:24-note), his answer would be: "Through encouragement from the living (Heb 10:25-note) and the dead" (Heb 11-note). Christian biography is the means by which "body life" cuts across the generations."

Spiritual Journeys of Some Great Christians

Alford, Henry (Henry Alford) (Henry Alford - In "Biographical Sketches" by A J Hare, 1895) (Bio)

Athanasius (Athanasius--Exile) (Athanasius--Creed)

Augustine: The Swan is Not Silent

Baxter, Richard (Writings) ("I preached… as a dying man to dying men") (Writings)

Richard Baxter - Christian History Magazine

Bliss, Phillip (songwriter companion of D Moody)

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship)

Bonar, Andrew

Bonar, Horatius

Corrie Ten Boom

Booth, William

Borden, William

Brainerd, David - Life & Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards (Bio)

Brainerd, David: Oh, That I May Never Loiter On My Heavenly Journey!

Brainerd, David--Conversion (Brainerd, David--Dark Night of Soul)

Broadus, John

Brooks, Phillips

Bunyan, John: The Life of John Bunyan (The Death of John Bunyan)

Bunyan, John: To Live Upon God that Is Invisible (Bunyan, John)

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Calvin, John: The Divine Majesty of the Word

Carey, William (Carey, William) (Life of William Carey)

Carmichael, Amy (by Elisabeth Elliot) (Carmichael, Amy) (Carmichael, Amy) (Songs)

Carver, George Washington

Chambers, Oswald (Bio) (Bio)

Chalmers, James: Missionary to Cannibals (Chalmers, James)

Chapman, J. Wilbur

Charnock, Stephen - author of "Existence & Attributes of God"

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Chrysostom, John

Colson, Charles

Coverdale Bible

Cowper, William (Bio) (Hymns) (God Moves in a Mysterious Way - downcast? Listen to this one!)

Cowper, William: Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Soul of a Saint (by John Piper)

Cranmer, Thomas

Crosby, Fanny (Hymns) (Bio) (Crosby, "Fanny) (Some poetry)

Doddridge, Philip (Hymns written)

Drummond, Henry (Bio) (Website including links to his online books)

Dwight, Timothy

Edwards, Jonathan: The Pastor as Theologian (by John Piper)

Edwards, Jonathan (Great Awakening) (Edwards - Marriage)

Elliot, Jim (alternate site) (Youtube)

Edersheim, Alfred (Writings)

Evans, Christmas

Flint, Annie Johnson (some of her poetry)

Fox's Book of Martyrs

Fox, George: Autobiography (Fox, George - Founder of Quakers)

Goforth, Jonathan (Goforth, Jonathan)

Goodwin, Thomas (Bio)

Guthrie, James

Handel, George Frederic (Handel) (Music for Hymns) (I Know That My Redeemer Lives)

Havergal, Frances Ridley (Frances Ridley's Hymns) (Like A River Glorious)

Havner, Vance (Youtube) ("Jesus Only" - online book) (Online audio sermons) (Quotes) (Biography)

Hodge, Charles

Hus, John (English Bible History) (Bio) (Hour long video)

Hyde, John (Hyde, John) (Praying Hyde by Francis A. McGaw)

Judson, Adoniram

Judson, Adoniram: How Few There Are Who Die So Hard (by John Piper)

Judson, Ann (Judsons in Rangoon)

Knox, John (Preaching of John Knox in the Power of the Holy Spirit)

Kuhn, Isobel

Kuyper, Abraham

Latimer, Hugh (Bio)

LeTourneau, R G

Liddell, Eric (Liddell, Eric) (video documentary)

Lightfoot, J. B.

Lincoln, Abraham

Livingstone, David (Bio) (Bio)("Dr. Livingstone I presume" - Stanley)

Lloyd-Jones, Dr. Martyn (Spiritual Depression-video) (False Believer-video)(Heal Brokenhearted)

Lloyd-Jones, Martyn - Need for Revival and Baptism with the Holy Spirit (Work of the Holy Spirit)

Luther, Martin: Lessons from His Life and Labor (by John Piper) (Everlasting Gospel-youtube)

Luther, Martin (Luther, Martin) (videos)

MacDonald, George

Machen, J Gresham: Response to Modernism (Machen, J. Gresham)

Manton, Thomas (Manton, Thomas) (Bio)

Marsden, Samuel

Marshall, Peter (Sermon on youtube - Contrast of Faith)

Martyn, Henry (Bio) (Short Youtube Bio)

Matheson, George

M'Cheyne, Robert Murray (Bio) (Bio)

Mears, Henrietta = Online book

Melanhcthon, Philip (Melanchthon, Philip) (Melanchthon, Philip)

Moody, Dwight L: His Life & Work (550 page book) (videos)

Moon, Lottie (bio) (bio for kids) (bio)(Video)

Morgan, G. Campbell (271 page book "A Man of the Word: The Life of G Campbell Morgan) (Video from Skip Heitzig)

Mueller, George - Strategy for Showing God (video 1) (video 2) (video 3) (video 4)

Mueller, George (Müller, George -- Scripture Knowledge Institute)

Murray, Andrew (Bio)

Newton, John: The Tough Roots of His Habitual Tenderness

Newton, John (Bio) (Bio) (Wonderful bio by Eric Metaxas - not free)

Owen, John: The Chief Design of My Life: Mortification and Universal Holiness

Owen, John

Packer, J I

Parker, Joseph

Pascal, Blaise (Pascal, Blaise--Conversion )

Paton, John G: You Will be Eaten by Cannibals! (Bio)

Pierson, Arthur T.

Pink, Arthur (critique)

Polycarp (Polycarp--Death)

Puritans - Multiple Listings with short bio and links to writings

Puritans - Christian History

Ridley, Nicholas

Rutherford, Samuel

Ryle, John Charles

Sankey, Ira

Savonarola (Savonarola's Bonfire of the Vanities) (Savonarola)

Schaeffer, Francis

Scofield, Cyrus I

Simeon, Charles: Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering

Simeon, Charles

Simpson, A B

Slessor, Mary (Slessor, Mary)

Smith, Gypsy (book)

Spafford, Horatio

Spurgeon, Charles Preaching Through Adversity (Bio) (Spurgeon's Personal Testimony: must read)

Spurgeon, Charles and Susannah

Stam, John

Studd, C. T. (Studd, C. T.)

Taylor, Hudson (Taylor, Hudson) (Taylor, Hudson)

Toplady, Augustus (List of hymns including Rock of Ages) (Toplady, Augustus)

Tozer, A W (Tozer, A. W)

Trench, R C

Trotman, Born to Reproduce) (Other Writings) Condensed Biography

Tyndale, William (Alternative) (Execution) (God's Outlaw - full movie)

von Zinzendorf, Count Nicholas Ludwig (Moravian Missions) (Hymns-Jesus Thy Blood & Righteousness)

Waldensians (Waldensian - Part 1) (Waldensian - Part 2)

Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge

Watson, Thomas - Puritan

Watts, Isaac (Watts, Isaac) (Watts, Isaac) (Hymns by Watts)

Webster, Noah (Short bio) (bio)

Wesley, Charles (Wesley, Charles)

Wesley, John

Wesley, John--Impact on America

Wesley, John--Revival

Wesley, Susanna (Wesley, Susanna)

Whitefield, George (Whitefield, George) (Whitefield, George)

Whyte, Alexander

Wilberforce, William (Wilberforce - Death) (Wilberforce, William)

Wycliffe, John (Wycliffe, John--Death) (Wycliffe, John) (Movie - Morningstar of the Reformation) (Video)

Zwingli, Ulrich (Zwingli, Uhlrich--Death )

Christian History Magazine

The African Apostles - Christian History

Anabaptists - Christian History

Thomas Aquinas - Christian History

The Gospel According to J.S. Bach - Christian History

Richard Baxter and the English Puritans- Christian History

Dietrich Bonhoeffer- Theologian in Nazi Germany - Christian History

William and Catherine Booth - Christian History

John Bunyan and Pilgrim's Progress - Christian History

John Calvin - Christian History

William Carey - Christian History

John Chrysostom- Christian History

Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation - Christian History

Jonathan Edwards- Christian History

Jonathan Edwards and the Great Awakening - Christian History

Jonathan Edwards - Christian History

Huguenots and the Wars of Religion - Christian History

Adoniram & Ann Judson - Christian History

John Knox - Christian History

David Livingstone - Christian History

Martin Luther - Early Years - Christian History

Martin Luther - Later Years - Christian History

George MacDonald - Christian History

Dwight L. Moody - Christian History

John Newton- Christian History

The Apostle Paul and His Times - Christian History

Casper Schwenckfeld: Forgotten Reformer - Christian History

Charles H. Spurgeon - Christian History

Hudson Taylor & Missions to China - Christian History

The Waldensians- Christian History

The Wesleys-- Christian History

The Wesleys: Founders of Methodism

John Wesley - Christian History

John Wesley- Leader of the Methodist Movement - Christian History

George Whitefield - Christian History

William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade- Christian History

Zinzendorf and the Moravians - Christian History (A Prayer Meeting that Lasted 100 Years)

Zwingli - Father of Swiss Reformation - Christian History

Biographical Sketches of Bible Translators & Reformers

John Wycliffe

William Tyndale

Miles Coverdale

Thomas Cranmer

Venerable Bede

John Huss

Hugh Latimer

Nicholas Ridley

John Rogers

Laurence Saunders

A Brief Summary of the History of the Reformation

Martin Luther

The Burning of the Bibles

Cardinal Wolsey

25 Classic Christian Biographies - Calvin, Luther, Spurgeon, Moody, Wesley and many more!

DISCLAIMER: These links are listed for your convenience and their presence does not necessarily signify that I agree with everything written on each site. The best policy is to "Examine everything carefully. Hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil." (See 1 Thes 5:21, 22-note Acts 17:11-note)