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

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

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

The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Sem...

Kevin Rose

No drinking.No smoking.No cursing.No dancing.No R-rated movies.Kevin Roose wasn't used to rules like these. As a sophomore at Brown University, he spent his days drinking fair-trade coffee, singing in an a cappella group, and fitting...

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Published: Jun 2010

The Story of a Soul (Tan Classics)

St Theresa of Lisieux

The Story of a Soul conveys St Therese of Lisieux's Little Wa of spiritual childhood-- her elevator to Heaven, as she called it. This method was approved by Pope Pius XI as a way of holiness for all, so we can grow in holiness through...

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Published: Apr 2010

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

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

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and ...

Jeff Guinn

2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime“A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was respon...

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Published: Apr 2018

Angry Conversations with God: A Snark...

Susan E. Isaacs

Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan E. Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40. . . . She took God to couples counseling. In this cuttingly poignant me...

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Published: Mar 2011

Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and...

Michael Levy

An irreverent tale of an American Jew serving in the Peace Corps in rural China, which reveals the absurdities, joys, and pathos of a traditional society in fluxIn September of 2005, the Peace Corps sent Michael Levy to teach English ...

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Published: Jul 2011

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

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

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

Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and...

Kathleen Norris

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time (San Francisco Chronicle). Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn...

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Published: Mar 2010

If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters ...

Jo Piazza

Veteran reporter Jo Piazza profiles ten extraordinary nuns and the causes to which they have dedicated their lives-from an eighty-three-year-old Ironman champion to a brave sister who rescues victims of human trafficking Meet Sister S...

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Published: Sep 2014

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

Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

David Aikman

IF THERE WERE SUCH A JOB AS THE NATION'S PASTOR, IT WOULD GO TO BILLY GRAHAMGraham wasn't born with a mandate to become the face of modern evangelism. Growing up, he wasn't much different from other boys in his town. Billy was more in...

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Published: Jun 2010

Locked in: The Will to Survive and th...

Victoria Arlen

ESPN personality, former Dancing with the Stars contestant, and Paralympics champion Victoria Arlen shares her courageous and miraculous story of recovery after falling into a mysterious vegetative state at age eleven and how she brok...

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Published: Aug 2019

Padre Pio: Glimpse Into the Miraculou...

Pascal Cataneo

Glimpse into the life and miracles of Padre Pio in this collection of inspiring, astonishing, and humorous anecdotes. Written by Pascal Cataneo-a fellow priest and contemporary of Padre Pio-this collection contains Padre Pio's en...

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Published: Jan 2013
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