Category: Biographies

Augustine on the Christian Life: Transformed by the Power of God (Gerald Bray)

Every volume in the Theologians on the Christian Life series produced by Crossway continues to help readers make progress in their understanding of church history and the key figures that brought us to where we are. The thing I love about this series is that each author has his own approach to helping the reader understand the life of these theologians. Some take a more biographical journey, while others focus more on his works and his theology. Some rely on the context of their ministry to drive the tone and shape of the book. Each offering is unique and...

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Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by John Piper

Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission is a great primer for further study into the life and ministry of the British pastor Andrew Fuller. Fuller was the pastor of Kettering Particular Baptist Church for 33 years and served as the first secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society where he was responsible for fundraising for missionaries serving in India, China, and around the rest of the globe for the English Baptist. He was a father, husband, widower, and tremendous warrior for the gospel. He has been called the greatest Baptist theologian of his era and quite frankly still...

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Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission

Andrew Fuller was a zealous promoter of world missions. He is likely to be unknown to most Christians. Before reading this biography Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission by Dr. John Piper I had no real idea who he was other than I might have read of him at some point in my readings on church history. Andrew influenced a lot of people including countless missionaries like William Carey. He championed the importance of sound doctrine for the perseverance and fruitfulness of world evangelism. In this short biography, John Piper puts Fuller’s movement-inspiring life on display, calling...

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A Camaraderie of Confidence: The Fruit of Unfailing Faith in the Lives of Spurgeon, Muller, and Hudson Taylor

Few series of biographies are as encouraging as Dr. John Piper The Swans are Not Silent series. In his seventh book in this series, Dr. Piper explores the lives of Charles Spurgeon, George Muller, and Hudson Taylor. All three of these men were known for extraordinary faith in God and untiring service to others. Each of these men continues to spur God’s people on to love and good works today. These three giants of the nineteenth-century Christians encouraged one another in their ministries. Spurgeon in the church, Muller in orphan care, and Taylor in world missions. Even through intense...

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The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson

I will never forget reading the first installment of Steven Lawson’s series in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles. The Expository Genius of John Calvin riveted my attention and engaged my mind. This book captivated my imagination and challenged my studying habits. The first volume reminded me of the importance and preciousness of our Christian heritage and the great men of God who lined the halls of church history. Since that first book, nine additional books have been added to the series, including the latest, The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Dr. Lawson includes an illuminating biographical summary...

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