Reading is always important, as is learning from the successes and failures of others. The following list is a sampling of some of the books in our Christian history and biography library.
The Most Important Book of All
The Holy Bible
The Martyrs and Church History
Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
The Acts and Monuments of the Church Containing The History And Sufferings of The Martyrs by John Foxe
The Bloody Theatre (also titled) Martyrs Mirror Of The Defenseless Christians by T.J. van Braght (Orig. Publishing 1660)
The Pilgrim Church: Tracing the pathway of the forgotten saints from Pentecost to the Twentieth Century by E.H. Broadbent
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan (Numerous editions and colorplates from the 1750's to present)
Pastors, Missionaries, Evangelists, Scholars, Apologists and Polemicists
Various: Andrew Murray, J.C. Ryle, Andrew Bonar, J. Hudson Taylor, D.L. Moody, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer, David Brainerd, Robert, Chapman, Edward McKendree Bounds, R.M. McCheyne.
Various: A.T Pierson, W.E. Vines, Spiros Zodhiates, Charles H. Hailey, Lewis Sperry Chafer, David James, Dr. Arnold Freuchtenbaum.
Various: Dr. Walter Martin, Dave Hunt/T.A.McMahon, Roger Oakland, Bud Press, Caryl Matrisciana, Dr. John Weldon, Kurt Koch, Ray Yungen, Warren Smith, Mike Gendron, Sandy Simpson, Carl Teichrib, Mike Oppenheimer, Berit Kjos, Orrel Steinkemp, and others.
Various: Editors at Lighthouse Trails, and numerous publications by them.
Some of the more memorable Biographies
J.Hudson Taylor in Early Years: The Growth of a Soul by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor, 1911.
Light in Lands of Darkness: A Record of Missionary Labour Among Greenlanders, Eskimos, Armenians, Nestorians, Persians, Egyptians, Syrians, Patagonians, &c., and Jews by R. Young, Second Edition, 1884.
Robert Chapman, A Biography by Robert L. Peterson
John Wesley's Journal, Abridged Edition, 1903.
George Whitefield's Journals, Banner of Truth
John Brown of Haddington (Scotland) by Robert Mackenzie, 1918.
Andrew A. Bonar, D.D., Diary and Letters, Transcribed and Edited by His Daughter, 1893.
The Spirit of Christ: Thoughts on the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the Believer and the Church by Andrew Murray, 1888.
The Life of Dwight L. Moody, By His Son W.R. Moody, The Official Authorized Edition by W.R Moody, 1900.
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