Episode 154: On A Bunch of Fun Biographies


Are you looking for books to read this holiday season?

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about a bunch of fun biographies.


Photo: a pile of biographies in Mark’s office

Confessions – Augustine, Henry Chadwick
Charles Spurgeon Autobiography
JC Ryle Prepared to Stand Alone – Iain Murray
John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock – Iain Murray
D. Martin Lloyd Jones – Iain Murray
Archibold G. Brown: Spurgeons Successor – Iain Murray
A Scottish Christian Heritage – Iain Murray
Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor – Don Carson
John G Paton, Missionary to the New Hebrides – John G Paton
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson – Courtney Anderson
Ann Judson: A Missionary Life for Burma – Sharon James
21 Servants of Sovereign Joy – John Piper
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Life of an American Slave – Frederick Douglass
My Bondage and My Freedom – Frederick Douglass
The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant – Ulysses S Grant
Free Indeed: Heroes of Black Christian History – Mark Sidwell
Missionary Triumph Over Slavery: William Knibb and Jamaican Emancipation
Reformation Heroes – Diana Kleyn
Reformation Women – Rebecca VanDoodewaard
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith – Rosaria Butterfield
Light From Old Times: or Protestant Facts and Men. With an Introduction for Our Own Days – JC Ryle
William Tindale: A Biography – David Daniell
Born Again – Charles Colson
Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven – John Eliott Gardiner
The Mask of Command – John Keegan
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.) – Jay Winik
Revival and Revivalism – Iain Murray
The Power of Prayer – Samuel Prime

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan (@JonathanLeeman) edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiology from the University of Wales. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Cheverly, Maryland, where he is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.

Mark Dever

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever.

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