New & Noteworthy - Biography

  1. I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir
    I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir
    Bart Millard, Robert Noland
    Thomas Nelson / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews

From the lead singer of the chart-topping Christian band MercyMe comes a compelling memoir of love, loss, and family! You'll be moved by the story behind the hit song as Millard reflects on the loss of his father to cancer and shares his own testimony of growing up in a once-abusive family transformed by Jesus. 208 pages, softcover from Nelson.

  1. Phyllis Tickle: A Life
    Phyllis Tickle: A Life
    Jon M. Sweeney
    Church Publishing / 2018 / Hardcover
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As the first religion editor at Publishers Weekly, a leading exponent of the emerging church, and a popularizer of fixed-hour prayer, Tickle profoundly shaped modern spirituality for six decades. Sweeney examines every aspect of her varied career---from influences that proved pivotal in her thinking to little-known literary achievements. 256 pages, hardcover.

  1. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
    Nabeel Qureshi, Lee Strobel
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi shares the powerful story of his journey from faith in Allah to faith in Jesus Christ. Along the way, he gives valuable insight into Islam, sharing cultural, intellectual and theological barriers that often stand in the way of Muslims accepting Jesus. However, despite his objections to Christianity, it was the friendship of Christians, the historical facts of the life of Jesus, and divine revelation through a dream and vision that convinced Nabeel of the truth of the Gospel. Nabeel's testimony will deepen your understanding of American Muslims and draw you closer to Jesus as you consider the amazing ways He works today.

"I have seldom seen such genuine intellect combined with passion to match...truly a 'must-read' book." - Ravi Zacharias

Five hundred years ago, on All Hallows' Eve in 1517, monk Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses---and ignited a firestorm that scorched the medieval church and forever transformed Western society. From the author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, comes a powerfully written and impeccably researched biography that vividly captures Luther's dynamic life and times. Readers will celebrate the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that sustained Luther's religious revolution and still reverberate today.

  1. Paul: A Biography
    Paul: A Biography
    N.T. Wright
    HarperCollins / 2018 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews

For centuries Paul has been one of the church's most widely cited saints due to his influence regarding the formation of Christian theology that has changed the world. However, in this compelling modern biography, N.T. Wright devotes his attention to the all too often overlooked essence of Paul’s life itself – specifically illuminating the human and intellectual drama that shaped him – and the unlikelihood of what he accomplished. Wright insists that without a proper understanding of Paul’s Jewish heritage, our understanding of Paul and his accomplishments are impaired. Paul: A Biography provides an accessible look at the man himself, allowing for greater clarity when it comes to Paul’s thoughts and writings, and enabling us to see the man and his theology in a fresh new light.

  1. Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
    Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
    Chip Gaines
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn't quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do (or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily activity of Chip Gaines.

Capital Gaines is the perfect book for anyone looking to succeed not only in business but more importantly in life.

  1. Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful
    Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful
    Katie Davis Majors
    Multnomah Books / 2017 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 39 Reviews
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From the author of Kisses from Katie, comes an invitation to faith even when things turn out differently than you expected. As a teenager Katie moved to Uganda, founded a successful humanitarian organization, became a mother through adoption and served where God called her. However, after an unexpected tragedy rocked her family, she felt the first stirrings of doubt in God's goodness. Yet in her doubts, Katie continued to turn to God. Here, she shares what she learned during that time and offers encouragement to readers to seek God even in those unexpected painful places. It's there that you can hear God's whisper of love, His filling of peace, and surprising gifts of joy.

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum.

Then, in her late 30's, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down--the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

This expanded edition includes more than 50 pages of additional content, including: two open letters from Rosaria, Pastor Ken G. Smith's story of reaching out to Rosaria, Pastor Kent Butterfield's testimony of Christian hospitality, FAQs, psalms to sing, and more.

  1. A Prairie Girl's Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder
    A Prairie Girl's Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Stephen W. Hines
    WaterBrook / 2018 / Hardcover
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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Generations have been charmed by the "Little House" series of books, where references to the Ingalls' Christian faith shines out through mentions of Scripture, hymns, church, prayer, and personal belief in God.A Prairie Girl's Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses on the pioneer values of hope, endurance, courage, and religious conviction that played out in the lives of Ma and Pa Ingalls, Laura and Almanzo, and their daughter Rose-as well as in the stories of the churches they attended, the pastors they knew, and the songs they sung. A section of authentic recipes (but adapted with modern measurements and oven times) is included. 210 pages, softcover.

  1. Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man
    Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man
    David Frost
    David C. Cook / 2014 / Hardcover
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Discover a different Billy Graham than the crusade preacher. Pre-eminent television interviewer Frost collects three decades of his interviews with Graham to reveal the personal side of this beloved servant of God. Graham's thoughts on faith, temptations, prayer, politics, spiritual growth, and more give you a glimpse of the man behind the public image. 224 pages, hardcover from Cook.