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Biography

DIVINE DRAMATIST GEORGE WHITEFIELD

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Commonly acknowledged as Anglo-America's most popular eighteenth-century preacher, George Whitefield commanded mass audiences across two continents through his personal charisma. Harry Stout draws on a number of sources, including the newspapers of Whitefield's day, to outline his subject's spectacular career as a public figure. Although Whitefield here emerges as very much a modern figures, given to shameless self-promotion and extravagant theatricality, Stout also shows that he was from first to last a Calvinist, earnest in his support of orthodox theological tenets and sincere in his concern for the spiritual welfare of the thousands to whom he preached.
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EARLY CHRISTIAN LIVES

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Written between the mid-fourth and late sixth centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, these six biographies depict men who devoted themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius records Antony's extreme seclusion in the Egyptian desert, despite temptation by the devil and visits from his followers. Jerome also shows those who fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his accounts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his Life of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a man who combined the roles of monk, bishop and missionary, while Gregory the Great tells of Benedict, whose Rule became the template for monastic life. Full of vivid incidents and astonishing miracles, these Lives have provided inspiration as models for centuries of Christian worship.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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END OF THE SPEAR OP!

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2005 ECPA Retailer's Choice Award winner for best biography/autobiography! Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. There, Steve learns long-buried secrets about his father's murder, confronts difficult choices, and finds himself caught between two worlds. Soon to be a major motion picture (January 2006), "End of the Spear" brilliantly chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the bestselling book, "Through Gates of Splendor."
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ERASMUS OF CHRISTENDOM

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Born the illegitimate son of a priest, and plagued throughout life by illness and poverty, Erasmus of Rotterdam was sought everywhere for his wit and erudition. No man in Europe had so many friends in high places: a lifelong cosmopolitan, he moved from country to country, lodging in palaces and in the households of public printers, a friend of Thomas More and Henry VIII and a correspondent of Luther and the pope.

A true man of letters, Erasmus wrote and translated tirelessly; arguing, teaching, campaigning for the purification of the church. He ridiculed worldly prelates, but deplored Reformers who broke from Rome. On all occasions he spoke for moderation in thought and action, for classical humanism and a Christianity of the inward spirit. Still, he lived to see many of his friends imprisoned, beheaded, or burned for their beliefs, and he himself was accused of heresy.

Through charming and frequently humorous glimpses of the people and scenes of Erasmus's life, Professor Bainton suggests the amplitude of his hero's nature. "An affectionate appreciation..." Time Magazine calls Erasmus of Christendom. "In Bainton's view, the current revolution in the church makes the Erasmian message even more pertinent--and perhaps more poignant--than ever before."

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Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God, and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each story has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly typeset, making every account--be it ancient or contemporary--a compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.

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EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN BY GRACE

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6 women from Jesus' family line in the Bible, 6 women from Jesus' family today in the Church - all ordinary yet all extraordinary!



As you read about these ordinary women, you will see how God's extraordinary grace was extended to:



  • Fran's dysfunctional family

  • Mary's humble beginnings and lack of education

  • Judy's wrong choices and illicit relationships

  • Pam's illegitimacy and abuse as a child

  • Tamar's victimization by the system

  • Camille's sordid history with men


  • Mary Whelchel's conversational style, honed from successful broadcasting, make these stories of biblical and contemporary women linger in your thoughts - bringing you face-to-face with the life-changing power of God's grace.



    You'll discover that God transformed ordinary women in the past - and continues to do so today. Extraordinary Women by Grace offers hope and encouragement to all women, regardless of past failures, defeats, or missed opportunities.














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    September 20, 2006

    FAITH GREAT HEROES V1

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    This collection of brief biographies traces the lives of five true heroes -- Martin Luther, Corrie ten Boom, Billy Graham, Sojourner Truth, and Watchman Nee.
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    February 1, 1999

    Faith of Queen Elizabeth the Poise Grace & Quiet Strength Behind the Crown

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    Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections on the personal faith behind the Crown. With testimonies from historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this magnificent tribute explores the faith of the world's most famous Queen - and the King she serves.

    Icon, matriarch, reformer, and the longest-reigning monarch in British history - Queen Elizabeth II intrigues millions around the world with her royal heritage, inspirational character, and profound faith, especially as depicted in award-winning films such as The Queen and the wildly popular Netflix series The Crown.

    With a reign that bridges the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Queen Elizabeth has become the definition of stability, faithfulness, and dignity. Fearlessly, she led her country into the modern age with a balance of historical tradition and entrepreneurial initiative, public service and private devotion.

    Nearing seven decades on the throne, the Queen has faced many personal and public storms - an early and surprising ascension to the throne, the dissolution of the British Empire, political upheavals, international crises, national tragedies, family deaths, and the tabloid travails of her children and grandchildren. But throughout all her trials and triumphs, Her Majesty credits her personal faith in Jesus Christ as the steadying anchor to her life and reign. In this spiritual biography, Dudley Delffs unpacks the secret behind Her Majesty's personal devotion and public service, giving you a fuller, richer picture of the woman who's led a nation with unwavering faith and resolve.

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    December 3, 2019

    FALLEN OUT OF THE SEX INDUSTRY & INTO TH

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    After more than a decade as a victim of the commercial sex industry, Annie Lobert shares not only her redemption story but those of others involved in sex trafficking.
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    February 17, 2015

    FAMILY MAN OP!!!

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    A former "Wall Street Journal" reporter offers the first-ever complete biography of one of America's most influential men, Dr. James Dobson. Author Dale Buss examines his many achievements and challenges, as well as his role in the 2004 election, evangelicalism, and the larger culture. Dr. Dobson is a psychologist, the host of a daily radio program (with an audience exceeded only by Rush Limbaugh's and Paul Harvey's), the author of multiple best-selling books, and founder of Focus on the Family, one of the largest parachurch ministries in the world. His advice is sought out by presidents and other national leaders. "Family Man" is a fully developed account of Dobson's life, giving both friends and detractors glimpses into his beliefs, accomplishments, and influence.
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    October 1, 2005

    Fanny J Crosby an Autobiography

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    The author of over 8,000 hymns that remain today at the very
    heart of Christian worship around the world, Fanny J. Crosby
    can be ranked among the greatest Christian hymn writers of all
    time. Her songs are woven so intricately into America's spiritual
    life that there is scarcely a hymnal that does not include one of
    her memorable pieces. Through lyrics that evoke in us times and
    experiences long forgotten, her hymns have lost none of their
    power to express the truth about God's work and love.

    Herein are her memories of eighty years. Told in her own words,
    this book relates her story of a life characterized by great spiritual
    depth and profuse creativity. Though blind since infancy, Fanny
    Crosby overcame great prejudice to become a poet and teacher,
    much beloved and respected. She lived a remarkable life and
    her passion for God infused her lyrics with evangelistic zeal that
    points people to a loving and welcoming Lord.

    Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about
    real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God,
    and who in turn have touched others with God's love. Each story
    has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly
    typeset, making every account--be it ancient or contemporary--a
    compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives
    today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.

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    January 1, 2015

    Far Above Rubies The Life of Bethan Lloyd Jones

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    The galleries of the great heroes of faith contain many inspirational women; although not always placed in as prominent a position for all to see, their service has been invaluable in God's kingdom. The wife of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones was such a woman. Bethan Lloyd-Jones' portrait has long been hidden in a part of the gallery known only to her family and certain close friends. Lynette G. Clark brings this portrait into view, capturing the wit, wisdom and faith of a godly wife, mother and friend.

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    January 20, 2016

    FLANNERY OCONNOR WRITING A THEOLOGY OF

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    Flannery O'Connor is one of America's most unique Southern authors. Shortly after she began her writing career she was diagnosed with lupus. Despite her illness, O'Connor authored more than two dozen short stories and two novels. Her highly regionalized Southern Gothic stories often involve grotesque characters.

    Literature critic and theologian Timothy J. Basselin consults O'Connor's life and work to illustrate the profound connections existing between the theme of the grotesque and Christian theology. O'Connor's own disability, Basselin argues, inspired a theology that leads readers toward greater recognition of God's activity in a sinfully grotesque world. By combining disability studies, literary critique, and theological reflection, Basselin discovers a new vision for approaching the disabled, the grotesque, and the other in society. Flannery O'Connor reignites O'Connor's own critiques of the modern affinity for perfection, self-sufficiency, and a clear separation between "good" and "bad."

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    July 15, 2013