Top 5 – Biographies by Travis Evans
October 18, 2008, 7:00 am
Filed under: Books, Top 5

Biographies capture the life and character of an individual: what they said, who they were and what they stood for. Some biographies are commendable because the people that the biographies are about lived lives that we can exemplify. Plus, some people lived exciting lives, lives worth reading about.

What are your Top 5 biographies?


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Spurgeon by Arnold Dallimore
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Lansing
George Whitefield by Dallimore
A Quest for Godliness by Packer (not about one man, but all the puritans)
John Adams by McCullough

Comment by bigplew

It’s an autobiography, but Confessions by Saint Augustine is amazing.

Comment by Justin Day

1.)George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words by William J. Federer
2.)Out of the Depths by John Newton
3.)J.C. Ryle
by M Guthrie Clark (not a book, the best I’ve found, let me know if you know of a book)
4.)The Life and Diary of David Brainerd by Jonathan Edwards
5.)Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Comment by Squatty

Sadly, I haven’t read many biographies. All of mine but one are on Plew’s list. The one that isn’t is one of the best books I have ever read. It’s The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932-1940, by William Manchester. It’s incredible.

Comment by Chris Trump

chris, i have that book but havent read it yet. cant wait to now!

mines is:
George Muller’s autobiography
Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
A God Entranced Vision of All Things: Life of Jonathan Edwards by Justin Taylor
The Hobbit–That’s gotta count!

I think this should be a Top However Many series. A lot more people would post! 5 is kinda intimidating!

Comment by joshcan

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