Biography & Autobiography - Religious

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Same Kind of Different As Me: A Moder...

Ron Hall

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist would dare dre...

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Published: Mar 2008

Buddha

Karen Armstrong

The author of The Battle for God and other works on religion focuses her attention on the Buddha, retracing his life from prince to savior of humankind, in a philosophical portrait that offers an illuminating look at how his life and ...

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Published: Oct 2004

Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Gr...

Eric Metaxas

In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certai...

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Published: Mar 2015

Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentl...

Katie J. Davis

What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother's heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (b...

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Published: May 2012

Mistress of the Vatican: The True Sto...

Eleanor Herman

'We have just elected a female pope.' —Cardinal Alessandro Bichi, 1644 Today's Roman Catholic Church firmly states that women must be excluded from church leadership positions, but they neglect to mention that for over a decad...

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Published: Sep 2009

Daughter of the Saints: Growing Up In...

Dorothy Allred Solomon

'Probably the best book ever written about polygamy. Neither an apologia nor an expose.'—Salt Lake City Tribune 'I am the daughter of my father's fourth plural wife, twenty-eighth of forty-eight children—a middle kid, you might s...

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Published: Oct 2004

The Autobiography of Martin Luther Ki...

Clayborne Carson

Clayborne Carson has created a book that remarkably approximates a self-portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. Delving into all aspects of this mans life, the work covers his boyhood, his education, and his emergence as a leader. From his...

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Published: Jan 2001

Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual C...

Anne Rice

In 2005, Anne Rice startled her readers with her novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and by revealing that, after years as an atheist, she had returned to her Catholic faith.Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana followed.And now, in her ...

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Published: Mar 2010

I Dared to Call Him Father: The Mirac...

Bilquis Sheikh

How do I give myself to God completely? What happens when I do? I Dared to Call Him Father is a book for everyone who has ever asked these questions. It is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman in Sout...

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Published: Apr 2003

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott is not only a notable fiction writer, she is also a deeply spiritual Christian and, politically, a staunch liberal. PLAN B is a sequel to TRAVELING MERCIES (1999). Like its predecessor, it's about a variety of issues (agin...

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Published: Apr 2006

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on F...

Anne Lamott

Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: 'Help me, help me, help me' and 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.' She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is 'Whatever,' and whose evening prayer is 'Oh, well.' Anne think...

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Published: Feb 2000

Freedom in Exile

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama's autobiography should leave no one in doubt of his humility and genuine compassion. Written without the slightest hint of pretense, the exiled leader of Tibet recounts his life, from the time he was whisked away from h...

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Published: May 2008

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One ...

Don &. Susie Van Ryn

Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family.This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family...

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Published: Mar 2009

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivne...

Douglas Brinkley

''Father McGivney's vision remains as relevant as ever in the changed circumstances of today's church and society.'' -- Pope John Paul II Is now the time for an American parish priest to be declared a Catholic saint? In Father Mi...

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Published: Mar 2007

St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography

Philip Freeman

Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend, but the true story of St. Patrick is far more inspiring than the myths. In 'St. Patrick of Ireland,' Philip Freeman brings the historic Patrick and his world vividly to life. Pa...

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Published: Mar 2005

Forgiving the Dead Man Walking: Only ...

Debbie Morris

It was just another time of enjoying milkshakes and small talk. Neither Debbie Cuevas nor her boyfriend, Mark Brewster, gave much thought to the white pickup truck that had pulled up beside them on the riverfront. Until . . . a revolv...

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Published: Aug 2000

Growing Up Amish: A Memoir

Ira Wagler

One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement o...

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Published: Jul 2011

St. Francis of Assisi

G. K. Chesterton

The patron saint of animals, birds, and the environment, Francis of Assisi led the rediscovery of nature in the Christian West. This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's callin...

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Published: Nov 2008

The City of Joy

Dominique Lapierre

Made into a movie starring Patrick Swayze, this is the inspiring story of an American doctor who experienced a spiritual rebirth in an impoverished section of Calcutta.

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Published: Jul 1988

The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of...

Karen Armstrong

In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and ...

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Published: Mar 2005

Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polyga...

Irene Spencer

Irene Spencer did as she felt God commanded in becoming the second wife to her brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron. When the government raided their community-the Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona-seeking to enforce the penalties for p...

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Published: Sep 2008

West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and ...

Steven Kotler

A spiritual and scientific surf quest, West of Jesus tracks a contemporary surfing myth and looks at the neuroscience that connects spirituality and high risk sport.  After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler h...

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Published: May 2007

End of the Spear

Steve Saint

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 ...

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Published: Mar 2007

All Cracked Up: Experiencing God in t...

Patsy Clairmont

Sometimes if we try we can disconnect from tough problems around us, but eventually the network of fractures spreads to our front doors when a husband walks out, a loved-one is arrested, a friend betrays us, a church splits, a job is ...

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Published: Sep 2009

Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and ...

Elisabeth Elliot

The bestselling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Auca Indians in Ecuador. New introduction by the author.

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Published: Jul 1989

The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of...

Louis Fischer

Gandhi's most intimate thoughts about life are revealed in these excerpts from his great body of writings, which includes the author's ideas and beliefs on politics, spirituality, poverty, suffering, love, nonviolence, civil disobedie...

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Published: Nov 2002

Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story o...

Mohandas Gandhi

Translated by Mahadev Desai and with a New PrefaceThe only authorized American editionMohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he devel...

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Published: Jun 1983

The Life of Milarepa: A New Translati...

Gtsa

Now recognized as the standard translation of one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people, The Life of Milarepa is both a portrait of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist saint and folk hero and a profoundly detailed guidebook to t...

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Published: Feb 1992

A Different Kind of Cell: The Story o...

W. Paul Jones

Foreword by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. Gripping account of one man's spiritual transformation while in solitary confinement. Clayton Fountain was thought by most to be beyond all hope of redemption. Serving s...

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Published: Aug 2011

God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Li...

Paul Kengor

Ronald Reagan is hailed today for a presidency that restored optimism to America, engendered years of economic prosperity, and helped bring about the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet until now little attention has been paid to the role R...

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Published: Jan 2005
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