Biography / Church History

Suggested reading re. Christian Biographies / Church History ...


  • Faith Cook, Nine day queen of England: Lady Jane Grey
  • Sharon James, In trouble and in joy
  • Sharon James, My heart in his hands
  • Mike Reeves, The unquenchable flame: Introducing the Reformation
  • Mike Reeves, The breeze of the centuries: Introducing great theologians from the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas
  • Mike Reeves, On giants’ shoulders: Introducing great theologians from Luther to Barth


  • Don Cormack, Killing fields, living fields (Cambodia)
  • Bob Davey, The power to save (China)
  • Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part One: The age of the Early Church Fathers
  • Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part Two: The Middle Ages
  • Nick Needham, 2,000 years of Christ’s power, Part Three: Renaissance and Reformation
  • John Piper, The legacy of sovereign joy: God’s triumphant grace in the lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin
  • John Piper, The hidden smile of God: The fruit of affliction in the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd
  • John Piper, The roots of endurance: Invincible perseverance in the lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce
  • John Piper, Contending for our all: Defending truth and treasuring Christ in the lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen
  • John Piper, Filling up the afflictions of Christ: The cost of bringing the gospel to the nations in the lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton
  • Noel Piper, Faithful women and their extraordinary God


  • Roland Bainton, Here I stand (Luther)
  • Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield: The life and times of the great evangelist of the eighteenth century (2 vols.)
  • John Foxe, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  • Kelly Kapic & Randall Gleason (eds.), The devoted life: an invitation to the Puritan classics
  • J.I. Packer, A quest for godliness: The Puritan vision of the Christian life