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The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom - 2006-01-01 (first published in 1971)
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At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny Dutch house over their shop. Their une...
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A Chance to Die
The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
Elisabeth Elliot - 2005-05-01 (first published in 1987)
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A Chance to Die is a biography of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as ''Amma,'' or ''mother,'' as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children....
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Through Gates of Splendor
Elisabeth Elliot - 1981-10-14 (first published in 1957)
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In 1956, five young men, including Elliot's husband, Jim, traveled into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce Huaorani Tribe, a people whose only previous response to the outside world has been to attack all strangers. The men's mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determinati...
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The Autobiography of George Muller
George Muller - 2015-09-02 (first published in 1899)
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Through faith in the Lord Jesus alone can we obtain forgiveness of our sins, and be at peace with God; but, believing in Jesus, we become, through this very faith, the children of God; have God as our Father, and may come to him for all the temporal and spiritual blessings which we need.When he trusted in an extraordinary God, George Muller discove...
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Gladys Aylward
The Little Woman
Gladys Aylward - 1970-06-01
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A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No, God's call on the life of Gladys Aylward. With no mission board to support or guide her and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging...
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Tortured for Christ
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1967)
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One Man Who Dared to Stand Up.Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty--these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his 14 years in Communist prisons.His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervent belief in Jesu...
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Evidence Not Seen
A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Darlene Deibler Rose - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1988)
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This is the true story of a young American missionary woman's courage and triumph of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared....
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God's Smuggler
Brother Andrew, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill - 2015-08-04 (first published in 1964)
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A true-life thriller that will leave you breathless! As a boy, Brother Andrew dreamed of being an undercover spy working behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself working undercover for God. His was a mission filled with danger, financed by faith and supported by miracles. In this expanded edition, Brother Andrew's electrifying real-life story ...
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Joni
An Unforgettable Story
Joni Eareckson Tada - 1996-09-01 (first published in 1976)
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This unforgettable autobiography has encouraged and inspired millions and is now available in a special anniversary edition. Joni is the story of a vibrant, independent seventeen-year-old whose life was forever changed by a diving accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down. Joni tells of her struggles to adjust; her battles with bitterness...
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Jonathan Edwards
A Life
George M. Marsden - 2004-07-11 (first published in 2003)
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Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is a towering figure in American history. A controversial theologian and the author of the famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he ignited the momentous Great Awakening of the eighteenth century.In this definitive and long-awaited biography, Jonathan Edwards emerges as both a great American and a brillian...
Here I Stand by Roland Herbert Bainton
Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
I Dared to Call Him Father by Richard Schneider, Bilquis Sheikh
The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun, Paul Hattaway
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret by & Howard Taylor
To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson
St. Thomas Aquinas By G. K. Chesterton by G. K. Chesterton
Spurgeon by Arnold A. Dallimore
Jonathan Edwards by Iain H. Murray
George Whitefield by Arnold A. Dallimore
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain H. Murray
George Whitefield by Arnold A. Dallimore
Defending the Faith by D. G. Hart
Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr
Undefined by Khai Smith
William Grimshaw of Haworth by Faith Cook
A Life of John Calvin by Alister E. McGrath