2018 Christian Book Award ®: Biography & Memoir Finalists

    1. Fire Road: The Napalm Girl's Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace, Hardcover
      Fire Road: The Napalm Girl's Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace, Hardcover
      Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Ashley Wiersma
      Tyndale Momentum / 2017 / Hardcover
      $17.49 Retail: $25.99 Save 33% ($8.50)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW424291

    Get out! Run! We must leave this place! They are going to destroy this whole place! Go, children, run first! Go now!

    These were the final shouts nine year-old Kim Phuc heard before her world dissolved into flames-before napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It's a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War. Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one expected her to survive the attack. Napalm meant fire, and fire meant death.

    Against all odds, Kim lived-but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her home, her country's freedom, her childhood innocence and happiness. The coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns and unrelenting physical pain throughout her body, which were constant reminders of that terrible day. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul?

    Fire Road is the true story of how she found the answer in a God who suffered Himself; a Savior who truly understood and cared about the depths of her pain. Fire Road is a story of horror and hope, a harrowing tale of a life changed in an instant-and the power and resilience that can only be found in the power of God's mercy and love.

    1. I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair, Hardcover
      I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair, Hardcover
      Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck
      Tyndale House / 2017 / Hardcover
      $16.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 32% ($8.00)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW421692

    Many said the 500-mile Camino de Santiago would be impossible in a wheelchair. But best friends Justin and Patrick wouldn't give up. Their six-week trek with its physical challenges, colorful characters, and deep inner battles, would prove to be the most difficult and important journey either of them would ever take. I'll Push You is the real-life story of their incredible pilgrimage--and the friendship that carried them through.

    1. Katharina & Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk
      Katharina & Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk
      Michelle DeRusha
      Baker Books / 2017 / Hardcover
      $1.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 90% ($18.00)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW019100

    The revolutionary marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther is arguably one of the most intriguing relationships of all time. Offering insights into Christian history and illuminating their profound impact on the institution of matrimony, this riveting biography illustrates how, against all odds, their unlikely union worked---blossoming over time into the most tender of love stories. 320 pages, hardcover from Baker.

    1. Martin Luther: A Late Medieval Life
      Martin Luther: A Late Medieval Life
      Volker Leppin
      Baker Academic / 2017 / Hardcover
      $13.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 39% ($9.00)
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      Stock No: WW098211

    This brief, insightful biography of Martin Luther strips away the myths surrounding the Reformer to offer a more nuanced account of his life and ministry. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this accessible yet robustly historical and theological work highlights the medieval background of Luther's life in contrast to contemporary legends. Internationally respected church historian Volker Leppin explores the Catholic roots of Lutheran thought and locates Luther's life in the unfolding history of 16th-century Europe.

    1. Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death
      Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death
      Russ Ramsey, Scott Sauls
      InterVarsity Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
      $10.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 31% ($5.01)
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      Stock No: WW844944

    Russ Ramsey contracted a sudden bacterial infection that damaged his mitral valve, sending him into heart failure and requiring urgent open-heart surgery. Facing the possibility of death, Ramsey's eyes opened to new truths about life, faith, and affliction. In Struck, he shares his journey while pondering the deepest questions we face. Even still, in the midst of suffering, we can see glimpses of eternity. Paperback.