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Written by : J H Alexander
Published by Zoar Publications 1993
ISBN: 0904435660

This book is about the experiences of a remarkable group of people [around the small village of Pulverbach, Shropshire during the first half of the 19th century]. They did not belong to a sect or denomination or even a congregation, but the author discovered as she was led from one memoir to another and from diaries and letters that there was a divine interweaving of the lives of persons as diverse in occupation as an art tutor, clergyman, a tea merchant, a farm labourer’s wife, a French court musician, a shoemaker and others. Of course, their experiences were varied, but a mutual love in the unity of the Spirit bound them together under the teaching of Christ in their hearts. “There are some books of which it can be said that to read them is an experience, and one is never the same again. The extracts out of the lives of these various people who came in varied ways to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ are, at one and the same time, convicting and encouraging.” (Dr. M. Lloyd-Jones)

Written by: Brother Andrew, Elizabeth Sherill, & John Sherrill
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton 2008
ISBN: 0340964928

With over ten million copies sold, God’s Smuggler has thrilled and inspired readers for more than forty years. It tells the true story of how a young Dutchman risked his life to bring faith and hope to believers behind the Iron Curtain. Now updated with new material from interviews with Brother Andrew, he tells of his adventures as his ministry took him to the Middle East, Africa, China, Israel, Pakistan and other places of great danger and extraordinary opportunities. With new relevance, and at such a poignant time for persecuted Christians, this book is set to inspire a whole new generation of readers.

Written by: Rev. A George Ashdown
Published by: The Protestant Alliance 1985

In the valleys of the Cottian Alps in North Western Italy is a district which comprises the valleys of the Pellice, the Angrogna, the Luserna and the Prali together with their
subsidiaries. It is the home of the oldest Evangelical church in the world, the Waldensian. Driven by persecution into the rugged mountains, these wonderful mountaineers adopted methods of agriculture and a hard laborious way of life by which they maintained themselves. They were subjected to terrible persecutions and in 1686 were driven from their homeland into Switzerland. They fought their way back, however, in a series of incredible engagements under Henri Arnaud during 1689-90.

Written by: Neil Babcox
Published by Multnomah Press 1985

A must read for all those who are not afraid to ask difficult and searching questions about what they consider to be some of the fundamental tenets of their faith. Pilate
asked “What is truth?” The Lord Jesus said “The truth will make you free.” The author was fully immersed in what he believed to be genuine gifts of God’s Holy Spirit until
he experienced nagging doubts about their authenticity (tongues, prophesying, healing & deliverance). Babcox explains from Scripture his journey to find the truth.

YOU’LL GO DOWN TO LONDON – The Autobiography of Lionel Ball
Written by: Lionel Ball
Published by Christian Focus Publications Ltd 2008
ISBN: 9781845503147

Lionel Ball served as a London City Missionary most of his working life. A whole generation of London City Missionaries are grateful to God for the encouragement given to them by him. Even today, some years after his retirement, missionaries regularly meet people who ask, ?Do you remember Lionel Ball?’ Through his chaplaincy with the police, he was so highly regarded that he was appointed a Freeman of the City of London. This meant that he could drive sheep across London Bridge without paying. There is no record of him ever taking advantage of the privilege. Instead Lionel was to undertake a different sort of shepherding! The key place he worked was at the Covent Garden Mission but Lionel was also involved in
mission activity in the London theatres. Blessed with a fine voice, and himself a gifted pianist, he related well to performers and won their confidence and love. There are
many who can trace their early Christian influence back to Lionel Ball.

Prepared by W. Grinton Berry
Published by Baker Book House 1988
ISBN 0801034833

They were men that triumphantly donned the armour of God–the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith, the sword of God’s Word. They faced torture and death in their
fight of faith, willing to stand for their beliefs and Word of God regardless of the price.

Written by: Andrew Bonar
Published by the Banner of Truth trust 1960

Bonar’s Life of M’Cheyne is uh more than history and biography in the usual sense; it is the portrayal of one so absorbed in the love of his Redeemer that the authority of his preaching and the beauty of his life were but a reflection of Him who spoke as no man ever spoke and lived as no man ever lived.

CHARLES H SPURGEON – The Saint and His saviour
Written by: Tony Capoccia
Published by Evangelical Press 2001
ISBN: 0852344392

In The Saint and His Saviour, the “Prince of Preachers” Charles Spurgeon takes you through the whole process of the Holy Spirit’s work in a believer’s life. Beginning with
one’s first experience of the Lord, these classic sermons also discuss various issues such as conversion, your completeness in Christ, and the purpose of trials. Extremely practical for the believer, Spurgeon’s passion also serves as a challenge to the non- Christian. Spurgeon’s words are lightly edited for today’s readers, and the volume comes complete with a helpful overview of Spurgeon’s life.

Written by: Jonathan Carswell
Published by 10publishing 2015
ISBN: 1910587117 Paperback

Every one a Winner is a collection of true stories about sportsmen and women past and present, including cricketer Henry Olonga, sports presenter Dan Walker, rugby international Euan Murray, and Olympian Eric Liddell. All the contributors, famous and not so well known, have at some time been involved in sports as diverse as pool, American football, fencing, tennis and hockey. Each one however, has found something that means more to them than sport – a meaning and a purpose that goes beyond the track and the field. An engaging, very real and ultimately challenging read for anyone interested in sport and the people who play it.

MARTYN LLOYD-JONES – The Man and His Books
Frederick & Elizabeth Catherwood
Published by Evangelical Library of Wales 1984

From 1938 onwards Dr D Martyn Lloyd Jones was intimately involved in the work and development of the Evangelical Library, London, continuing as its President until his death in 1981. It was fitting, therefore, that the Library’s Annual Lecture for 1982 should be on the subject, ‘Martyn Lloyd Jones: the man and his books.’ The lecturers on that occasion were Sir Fredrick and Lady Catherwood, the Doctor’s daughter and son-in-law This book contains the substance of their lectures.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN – God’s Leader for a Nation
Written by: David Collins
Published by Mott Media 1983
ISBN: 0915134934

The life of Abraham Lincoln is well recorded for history – through his own journals and the detailed research of countless historians. But sadly enough, the spiritual side of
Abraham Lincoln has been seldom reported. Because he held no formal church membership, he has even been labelled “anti-Christian.” There is, however, little doubt
that Abraham Lincoln was a most devoted Christian. His entire life reflects a deep personal faith in God. This book will attempt to explore the spiritual side of Abraham
Lincoln, relying on his own words and the observations of his family, friends, and historians. Abraham Lincoln endured much suffering in his lifetime, but he was a true
sower of faith and freedom.

Written by: Faith Cook
Published by The banner of Truth Trust 1992
ISBN: 0851516351

The primary aim of this short biography is to cast light on Rutherford’s genius as a faithful counsellor and spiritual guide. We are introduced to the depth and beauty of
his Letters and brought to share in the wisdom and consolation of his pastoral ministry. In the troubled and controversial days in which Rutherford lived, he learned
that ‘God has many flowers, but the fairest of them all s heaven, and the flower of all flowers is Christ’. Fascinating stories of some twenty of his correspondents are

GEORGE WHITEFIELD – Vol 1 The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18 th Century Revival
Written by: Arnold Dallimore
Published by The Banner of Truth trust 1989
ISBN: 0851510264

Volume 1 brings the story of Whitefield’s life and of the evangelical revival up to the end of the year 1740. A biography, popularly written, and with an urgent message for the present day.

GEORGE WHITEFIELD – Vol 2 The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18 th Century Revival
Written by: Arnold Dallimore
Published by The Banner of Truth trust 1980
ISBN: 085151300X

Volume 2 follows events onwards until his death in 1770. An outstanding biography, popularly written, and with an urgent message for the present day.

THE GLORY MAN- A New Biography of Billy Bray
Written by: Cyril Davey
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 1979
ISBN: 0340244623

Though Billy Bray died a century ago he became and has remained a folk hero in Cornwall. He was a simple, self-educated tin-miner, an eccentric if charismatic lay-preacher. What has caused him to be so well remembered and loved? Is it because thousands of conventional Christians wish they had the gaiety and assurance, the uninhibited faith and courage, from which his presentation of the Gospel was drawn?

Written by: Anita & Peter Deyneka
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 1976
ISBN: 0340206616

A first-hand account of life in Russia, by missionaries Anita and Peter Deyneka, Jr., of the Slavic Gospel Association, who meet Russians – students, workers, professionals, atheists, Jews, Christians – and find that faith survives. The Russian Communist regime has been unable to extinguish the flame of Christianity despite decades of concerted effort. Churches have become museums. Christians are harassed and Marxists have tried to create a godless state. But deep hunger and spiritual interest are evident throughout the Soviet Union.

Written by: Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner
Published by Marshall Pickering 1969
ISBN 0551027606

Tells the story of a Dutch girl’s childhood in Berlin during the 1930s, how her Jewish family went to a concentration camp and she became the sole survivor. It carries on to tell how her escape from the evils of fascism drew her eventually to embrace Christianity.

JONI – The Unforgettable Story of a Young Woman’s Struggle Against Quadriplegia and Depression
Written by: Joni Eareckson
Published by Pickering & Inglis 1980
ISBN 0720804124

Here is the unforgettable autobiography of Joni Erickson Tada and her struggles to adjust after a diving accident that leaves her paralyzed from the neck down.

Written by: George M Ella
Published by Go Publications 2000

ISBN: 0952707454

Toplady is among the most neglected and forgotten of the great men of the Evangelical Revival. Most of those who know anything of him today are aware that he wrote Rock of Ages and possibly that he was in contention with John Wesley – Wesley being the ‘good guy’ and Toplady ‘the baddie’. They might also be under the impression that he was an extreme ‘hyper-calvinist’ and therefore not worthy of further consideration. Even Bishop Ryle under-valued him. Dr Ella sets the record right, with ample proof from the publications and letters of the period. The result being that Toplady shines as one of the great lights of our English evangelical history, not only in the example of his life, but also in the wealth of his writings.

Written by: Philip H Eveson
Published by Day One 2004
ISBN: 1903087589

Travel with is both a carefully researched biography and a valuable travel guide. With over 150 colour photographs, drawings and maps, it will guide the traveller to many of
the key locations associated with the life and ministry of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. A detailed timeline and recommended further reading adds to the value of the book. By the time of his death in 1981, Martyn Lloyd-Jones had occupied one of the most influential pulpits in London for 30 years, and his ministry had changed the spiritual
direction of thousands of people worldwide. Those who heard and respected him included C. S. Lewis, and eminent Cambridge historian, G. M. Trevelyan. Hundreds of students and young pastors found their minds and ministries molded by his powerful preaching and persuasive wisdom. The largest halls in the land could not hold the people who gathered to hear him.

THE WOLF FROM SCOTLAND – The Story of Robert Reid Kalley Pioneer Missionary
Written by: William B Forsyth
Published by Evangelical Press1988
ISBN: 085234256X

This is the gripping story of Robert Reid Dalley, telling of the work of God in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Portuguese island of Madeira and to the people of Brazil. Kalley’s work, largely unknown, rightly takes its place amongst the great missionary endeavours of men such as William Carey, David Livingstone and Adoniram Judson. His evident love for his hearers and his simple everyday witness in the course of his work will be a stirring challenge to the reader.

Written by: Esther Goodridge
Published by Our Inheritance Publications 1999
ISBN: 1902817010

Christian biographies can take time to read; here is a collection of 21 short biographies by Esther Goodridge first published in ‘Our Inheritance’ quarterly magazine. All Christians should be interested in believers who, by divine grace, grew to outstanding holiness and usefulness in the church. We can learn so much from their lives, although separated from us by their own time and greatness. Names as varied as Fanny Crosby, Gypsy Smith, Billy Bray, Lady Jane Grey and Alfred the Great.

C. T. STUDD – Cricketer & Pioneer
Written by: Norman Grubb
Published by Lutterworth Press 1978
ISBN: 0718819950

A fascinating biography of an English country gentleman and cricketer who becomes a devoted missionary. Contents Include Foreword by Alfred B. Buxton, Author’s
preface, A visit to a theatre and it’s consequences, Three Etonians get a shock, An all England cricketer, The crisis, A revival breaks out among students, C.T. becomes a
Chinaman, He gives away a fortune, An Irish girl and a dream, United to fight for Jesus, Perils and hardships in inland China, On the American campus, Six years in
India, A mans’s man, The greatest venture of all, Through cannibal tribes, The very heart of Africa, C.T. among the natives, Forward ever Backward never!, The God of
wonders, When the holy ghost came, Bwana’s house and daily life Hallelujah!, God enabling us, We go on!

REES HOWELLS – Intercessor
Written by: Norman Grubb
Published by C L C Publications 2002
ISBN: 0875081886

Rees Howells was a man of little worldly fame, yet through Norman Grubb’s best-selling biography, his life story is known to millions. Born in a Welsh mining village, he left school at twelve and worked in a tin mill and a coal mine. As he came to know the redeeming power of his Lord and Saviour he faced the implications of an entire surrender, learned to love the unlovely and found the key to the power of prayer. As a result he became a man of great Christian inspiration to others in both Britain and Southern Africa where he became the channel of a mighty revival. Norman Grubb describes all this, but also the foundation of the Bible College of Wales at Swansea, perhaps the greatest monument of his work, and the intercessory prayer that became the hallmark of Rees Howells, impacting as it did on national policy and international affairs. Rees Howells’ life was so great that the Church of Christ still feels the impact of his truths of the Spirit and the Scriptures in a unique and amazing way. Every chapter in this biography is full of drama and light. Rees Howells: Intercessor is an enthralling story, told with simplicity, humanity and humour, and it has proved an inspiration for nearly half a century.

A CAUSE WORTH LIVING FOR – My Journey out of Terrorism
Written by: David Hamilton
Published by Highland Books Ltd 2008
ISBN 9781897913796

At 22, the young loyalist David Hamilton was locked into a powerful cycle of paramilitary violence from which release seemed unthinkable. He would know first-
hand what – and often who – was behind that breaking news item: his own barrister told David he was lucky to get only 11 years. Hamilton shows how fraught with
danger quitting a terrorist group can be. Yet, even in that dark place, God was waiting for David, whose story details his journey into new life. Turning his life around,
Hamilton is now an ordained minister who pastors a growing independent congregation outside Manchester. Since prison, he has also been involved with prison
evangelism and drug rehabilitation programmes throughout the UK and Europe.

Written by: Frank Mott Harrison
Published by The banner of truth trust 1995
ISBN: 0851511058

In this imaginative biography, Frank Mott Harrison (once described as ‘the greatest living authority on the subject’), traces Bunyan’s own pilgrimage as a Christian and a preacher.

“TO HONOUR GOD” – The Spirituality of Oliver Cromwell
Written by: Michael A G Haykin
Published by Joshua Press Inc 1999
ISBN: 1894400038

This selection of texts relating to Cromwell’s spirituality has no intention of being hagiographical. That would be both false to the facts and a betrayal of the intent expressed in Cromwell’s confessional remarks, namely his desire to live a life of Christian integrity. On the other hand, it does seek to recommend certain aspects of Cromwell’s spirituality as a model for believers today, for the author is convinced that his spiritual vision, and that of the Puritans in general, still possesses ongoing value for the contemporary church.

JUNGLE PILOT – The Story of Nate Saint Martyred Missionary to Ecuador
Written by: Russell T Hitt
Published by Discovery House 2016
ISBN: 9781627075930

Even after 60 years, the account of missionary pilot Nate Saint and his four friends martyred in Ecuador by the Auca tribe remains an inspiration. Not only is the story itself an edge-of-your-seat adventure, but Saint’s life story also grips the readers and compels them to consider how they can live fully abandoned to God.

Written by: Irene Howat
Published by Christian Focus Publications 2004

Isobel Kuhn wasn’t always a missionary – she wasn’t always a Christian. Her teachers discouraged a belief in God and promoted evolution. Isobel sometimes doubted whether there was anybody there at all to hear her prayers. “They don’t go beyond the ceiling you know,” she once said to her father who was desperately praying for his young daughter. Isobel even considered suicide once but the thought of her parents’ heartache stopped her. Discover what brought this questioning, antagonistic teenager from doubts to faith in Christ. Find out how she affected the lives of countless people on the mission field of China and Thailand. This stirring and challenging story of faith is a role model to young people everywhere.

Written by: Bruce F Hunt
Published by The Banner of truth trust 1966

The Story of Bruce F. Hunt Imprisoned for the Gospel of Christ.  Authored by Bruce F. Hunt. Refusing to give to another the worship that is due to God alone, the Rev. Bruce F. Hunt was imprisoned in the final two months leading up to Pearl Harbour by the Japanese forces occupying Manchuria for his open opposition to the government’s attempt to force emperor-worship on the Korean-speaking Christians among whom he laboured. Taken by force from his house in Harbin while his family looked on helplessly, this Orthodox Presbyterian missionary turned down offers of an early release from prison rather than be found missing from the post to which he believed his Lord had sent him.

Written by: John Kemp
Published by C J Farncombe & Sons Ltd 1933

Memoir of John Kemp first pastor of ‘Ebenezer’ Strict Baptist Chapel at Bounds Cross in Biddenden, Kent. Including autobiography, extracts from letters, meditations, verses and sermons. With a foreword by his son Mr J Kemp of Luton. This book was published in remembrance of his widow.

AGAINST THE TIDE – The Story of Watchman Nee
Written by: Angus I Kinnear
Published by Victory Press 1974
ISBN: 0854762159

Against the Tide is a biography of the great Chinese writer and preacher Watchman Nee, written by Angus Kinnear, British author and missionary to India.

Written by: Isobel Kuhn
Published by China Inland Mission 1964 & 1976
ISBN: 853630119
Paperback (2 copies)

Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that decision. “If You will prove to me that You are, and if You will give me peace, I will give You my whole life.” God heard Isobel’s prayers and responded. Her search ended, and He gave her a whole new life of fruitful missionary service in China.

THE SWORDBEARER – John Knox and the European Reformation
Written by: Stewart Lamont
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 1991
ISBN: 0340552409

This is the biography of one of Scotland’s most famous reformers whose life story reads like an adventure thriller involving assassinations, revolution and undercover trips across Europe. Through the efforts of Knox, the assistance of England was obtained against the French invasion. Parliament ordered the ministers to draw up a Confession of Faith and Protestantism was established. Knox is often described as a pre-eminent type of religious Reformer who was dominated by his one transcendent idea, indifferent or hostile to every interest of life that did not serve its realization.

BREAKOUT – A Violent Criminal Finds Christ
Written by: Fred Lemon
Published by Lakeland 1980
ISBN: 055100598X
Paperback (Signed Copy)

“It was very quiet in my cell after the warder had escorted me back from the ‘dungeons’- the punishment cells. I threw myself on the hard bed, a black bitterness of soul filling me. Tomorrow, I vowed, I would get hold of the sharpest knife in the mailbag room – and there would be murder done. Weary and tormented I pulled the coarse blanket round my shoulders and closed my eyes.’ Fred Lemon, a confirmed criminal on the eve of attempting to break out of Dartmoor, unexpectedly broke out spiritually, and found this freedom far greater than that of the open moor.

MARY SLESSOR OF CALABAR – Pioneer Missionary
Written by: W P Livingstone
Published by Hodder & Stoughton ltd 15 th edition Circa 1921

Mary Slessor was born in Scotland in 1848. Her father was an alcoholic who wasted his pay on drink so she started working in a weaving factory at 11 years of age to help support her family. By the age of 14 she was working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Her father died and she continued working that schedule to support her family until she entered her missionary training when she was 27 years old. She was active in the church from an early age and didn’t let her long work hours keep her from participating. Her heart for missions was utilized in Scotland by reaching out to children in the poor section of town and teaching them Bible lessons through the years. Her childhood was hard but it helped prepare her for the many difficulties she faced in Africa. Finally, on August 5, 1876, she left Liverpool on the steamer Ethiopia and she arrived at Calabar on the coast of Nigeria on September 11th, 1876 to begin her 39 year career as a missionary to the natives there.

Written by: Peter Masters
Published by The Wakemen Trust 1989
ISBN: 1870855043

This book brings into one illustrated volume eleven great lives, all with an experience of personal conversion to God. Composer Mendelssohn, food industrialist Henry Heinz, novelist Daniel Defoe, and some of the most celebrated scientists of all time including Michael Faraday and Lord Kelvin are among the examples of leading people whose lives were changed by a sight of real Christianity. Also very suitable as a gift to unconverted friends, and to enrich sermons and Bible Class messages.

Written by: G Anderson Miller
Published by Marshall, Morgan & Scott Ltd 1929

The garden of England, as Kent is sometimes called, will appear in a new aspect to some of our young folk when they have read this book; for many do not realise how rich the country has been in faithful witness. This book is a most timely production; never did the people need, as now, to be instructed in the principles for which the martyrs died. They need to understand the character of those men and women of whom the world was not worthy and who indeed were “faithful unto death”.

JOHN ELIAS – Life and Letters
Written by: Edward Morgan
Published by The Banner of Truth Trust 1973 ISBN: 0851511740

This account by Edward Morgan traces the life and ministry of Elias from his first religious impressions until the day when 10,000 attended his funeral in Anglesey, the scene of most of his labours. Here, in days of revival, forty-four chapels were built in forty years. To Elias’ life and the lessons to be drawn from it are added his letters and other papers originally published as a separate volume. Previously published by the Trust in this form in 1973, the Life, Letters and Essays of John Elias is now reckoned among Christian classics.

Written by: Edward Morgan
Published by Need of the Times Publishers 1998
ISBN: 0964755246

The British Isles have probably never encountered a more fearless, powerful preacher of the gospel than Howell Harris (1714-1773). Exercising a ministry that changed the face of Wales and England, this long out-of-print biography has inspired many to greater zeal in their labours for the Lord, with hope in the Spirit of God to do His work. With an introduction by Iain Murray.

Written by: H V Morton
Published by Rich & Cowan Ltd 1935 (Fifth Edition)

Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in the long-disputed territories of the Holy Land. H. V. Morton’s account of the journey he undertook there in the early 1930s dramatically evokes the beauty of Israel’s countryside at Galilee and the Dead Sea, the grand austerity of its desert plains and the all-consuming passions, turbulent daily life and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem. Alive with discovery, anecdote and humour, ‘In the Steps of the Master’ is a superbly evocative guide for any traveller in the Middle East today – the times have changed, but, the essential nature of the sites he visited has not altered. Yet Morton’s writing transcends travelogue in its portrayal of the realities of faith in a place where belief is made so concrete, and in its vivid, resonant tale of a very personal pilgrimage.

Written by: Iain Murray
Published by The Banner of Truth trust 2002
ISBN: 0851511562

An incisive, historical and theological insight into the great 19th-century Baptist, with emphasis on the doctrines that moulded his life and thought.

JOHN E MARSHALL – Life and Writings
Written by: John J Murray
Published by The banner of Truth Trust 2005
ISBN: 0851519024

A biography, plus his writings and addresses. John Marshall was brought up in the days when liberal theology prevailed in the mainstream denominations and colleges. Soundly converted during his student days at oxford, he immediately entered into the conflict that comes with standing for the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Led gradually to a deeper understanding of the love for the reformed faith, he devoted his life to the recovery of truth and godliness in the church and nation.

HENRY MARTYN – Confessor of the Faith
Written by: Constance Padwick
Published by Inter-Varsity Fellowship 1953

This Biography of a great pioneer will speak to the present generation just as powerfully as it did when it was first published in 1922. This edition includes a brief appreciation of Henry Martyn’s life and work written by Rev. G C B Davis.

A PERSONAL TESTIMONY – To the Person, Purpose and Providence of God
Written by: Stuart Pendrich
Published by Amazon 2017
ISBN: 9781521783221

This is a true account of Gods providential dealings with me, from my conversion and call to the ministry and then His sustaining of me thus far. Its purpose is to give testimony to the power and grace of God, for His Glory and to encourage others to find faith in the one true and living God. Stuart Pendrich

TRAVEL WITH JOHN BUNYAN: Exploring the World of John Bunyan
Written by: John Pestell
Published by Day One Publications 2002
ISBN: 1903087120

Seventeenth Century England was an unsettled place but men like Bunyan sought to bring the healing word of God to it. With this unique guide, you have the opportunity of learning about John Bunyan’s life, and of visiting the places where he lived; you can see the sites of the tiny hamlet where Bunyan was born, the church where he preached, and the prison where most of his writing took place.

RING OF TRUTH – A Translator’s Testimony
Written by: J B Phillips
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 1967

“I have felt compelled to write this book. It is my testimony to the historicity and reliability of the New Testament. “Few people have had such a close and constant contact with the New Testament as I have had. Even fewer have taken the trouble to understand the business of ‘communication.’ I say this in no spirit of conceit; it is a matter of simple fact. I therefore felt that it was high time that someone, who has spent the best years of his life in studying both the New Testament and good modern communicative English, spoke out. I do not care a rap what the ‘avant-garde’ scholars say; I do very much care what God says and does.”

MORE LOVE TO THEE – The Life & Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss
Written by: George Lewis Prentiss
Published by Calvary Press 1994
ISBN: 1879737140

Elizabeth Prentiss (1818-1878), being the youngest daughter of the prominent revival preacher Payson, was known for her pious character. Her writings have deeply touched the heart strings of tens of thousands of women the world over.  This edition of her life and letters has been reprinted with the prayerful hope that her example will induce many to imitate her faith in our times.

Written by: B A Ramsbottom
Published by The Bunyan Press 1994
ISBN: 095100350X

Charming, eminently godly, without doubt a preacher greatly used by God, Christmas Evans (1766-1838) has been largely forgotten in recent years. Yet at one time his name was a household word in Wales. In simple and interesting fashion this biography portrays the remarkable life of this remarkable man.

STRANGER THAN FICTION – The Life of William Kiffin
Written by: B A Ramsbottom
Published by Gospel Standard Trust Publications 1989
ISBN: 0903556820

William Kiffin was a seventeenth-century English Baptist minister in London and was also a successful merchant in the woollen trade as well as an M.P. and Alderman of the City. Kiffin was a leading contributor to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

Written by: John Rippon, D.D.
Published by Gano books Sprinkle Publications 1992 (Facsimile of 1838 print)

This book, “A brief memoir of the life and writings of the late Rev. John Gill, D.D,” by John Rippon, is a replication of a book originally published before 1838. It has been restored by, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. John Gill was an English Baptist pastor, biblical scholar, and theologian who held to a firm Calvinistic soteriology. Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, he attended Kettering Grammar School where he mastered the Latin classics and learned Greek by age 11.

Written by: Helen Roseveare
Published by Inter-Varsity Fellowship 1966

Give Me This Mountain is the autobiography of Dr. Helen Roseveare, well known missionary doctor and author. She worked in the north eastern province of the Belgian Congo with the Heart of Africa Mission in the 1950 s and 60 s. Physical dangers and her personal ambition in the Congo often almost sank her, but her faith and hard work brought her through. Her story is one of bright mountains, conquered after experiencing the dark valleys and learning to give the glory to God.

Written by: Bilquis Sheikh
Published by Kingsway Publications 1980
ISBN: 0860650499

I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down-and put her life in danger. Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism.

ALICIA – My Search for Peace
Written by: Alicia Simpson
Published by Christian Focus Publications 1989
ISBN: 0906731860

Alicia Simpson was a nun, who, despite the quietness of the convent had no peace of heart. Through a long struggle she finally found true peace – with God. Her life was transformed when she realised the truth of God’s love for her. This same peace is available to any who ask for it.

Written by: Pat Smallwood
Family published 1984
Paperback (2 copies)

The story of Joanna Smallwood, who started on a journey to Spring Harvest, North Wales, and finished her Journey in Heaven. Her loving and lively personality were ample proof that the Christian life is a full and happy one. Jo’s story is told by her mother.

TRIUMPH IN DEATH – The Story of the Malagasy Martyrs
Written by: F Graeme Smith
Published by Evangelical Press 1987 ISBN: 085234242X

Over a hundred and fifty years ago men and women in Madagascar faced the death penalty for refusing to deny their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This book is a moving account of these martyrs and their courage in great trials, and ultimately death.

C H SPURGEON – Autobiography: Vol 2 ‘The Full Harvest’
Written by: Charles H Spurgeon
Published by The Banner of Truth Trust 1987
ISBN: 0851511821

The story of Spurgeon’s life, largely in his own words, from the events of childhood and youth and through the period of his mature ministry. Here is an inspiring record of a Christian life which continues to be of blessing for so many.

Written by: John Tallach
Published by The Banner of Truth Trust 1982
ISBN: 0851511902

John Tallach retells the story of five lives, including a German missionary in England who gave his life to the orphans of Bristol’s slums and a Canadian girl who served the Lisu of China and died of Cancer in 1957, recommending ‘a peerless Master’. All lived in simple dependence upon God, and had child-like faith, ‘of whom the world is not worthy’. They became like little children and God made them great.

FIVE PIONEER MISSIONARIES -David Brainerd; William C. Burns; John Eliot; Henry
Martyn; John G. Paton
Written by: John Thornbury; R. Strang Miller; Neville B. Cryer; Richard T. France & John D. Legg
Published by The Banner of Truth Trust 1987 & 1999
ISBN 0851511171
Paperback (2 copies)

There are few more thrilling periods of church history than the great missionary movement which stretched from the eighteenth into the nineteenth century. Recognizing that Jesus Christ was the missionary sent by the Father, and that the Bible is the Magna Carta of missions, men like Henry Martyn, John G. Paton, John Eliot, David Brainerd and William Chalmers Burns left home, family and love for the sake of Christ and to spread his good news. The narratives of their monumental labours and sufferings and their strong longings to see Christ glorified in the salvation of the nations make awe-inspiring and God-honouring reading. Five Pioneer Missionaries tells the story of each of these servants of God. In doing so it not only outlines some of the great biblical principles of missions, but also challenges Christians today to live lives completely dedicated to serving Jesus Christ wherever he calls us to go.

Written by: Kim Twitchell
Published by Christian Focus publications 2004
ISBN: 1857929454

There were seven kids in the Bright family so every morning fourteen tackety boots would march off down the lane to the one roomed schoolhouse and then later in the afternoon the same scruffy boots would meander back again. At the back of the group a young lad would dawdle curious, quiet and a little shy … his name was Bill. Few would have thought that this scruffy little rancher’s son would grow up to be a smart, confident, well spoken young gentleman. Nobody would have thought that he would grow up to head up one of the biggest missions that America, or the world had ever known. Campus Crusade was just the beginning though. Soon there were missions to students, the military, athletes and Hollywood actors – and then Bill was involved in making a film himself – a film about the one he loved above all else – Jesus.

Written by: Paul Williams
Published by Day One 2007
ISBN: 9781846250576

Gifted as a student, pastor, teacher, poet, hymn-writer, and artist, Robert Murray McCheyne died at the age of twenty-nine but the record of his life and ministry has had a remarkable impact upon the Christian church worldwide. What is most outstanding, and probably the principal reason why his influence continues, is what can only be described as his personal holiness. Those he stayed with paid tribute to the influence of peace and calm that remained even when he had left; his very presence in the pulpit had a deep effect upon many in the congregation. McCheyne was one of Scotland’s most godly ministers of all time.