Category Biography

Sarah Edwards and I

Sarah Edwards is, along with Susanna Wesley, a woman whom I greatly respect as a godly mother and wife. I have to admit to being overwhelmed when I read about her strength of character and consistency with her children. But I know if I never aim for high standards, I will never reach them. Noel Piper’s biographical […]

When Free Books are Good Books

As the New Year begins, many of us (especially the bookworms!) are thinking about what we will be reading over the next months. And some of us are looking at a book budget of about $30. For the year, not the month. So here are some free ebooks! The following list of missionary biographies comes from […]

Raising Godly Children: Susanna Wesley

Susanna Wesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley (a preacher and a great hymn writer, the founders of Methodism ) is someone I look up to a lot, especially as I enter a new season of motherhood. She endured between 17 and 19 pregnancies but only had ten surviving children, whom she raised with strictness […]

Quote of the Week: Frances Havergal

I had never even heard Frances Havergal’s most famous hymn until after I read her biography. I had just stumbled across the book the summer before my senior year of college in a list of free Christian biographies that had been scanned by volunteers after they went into the public domain, and I decided to […]

Quote of the Week/Historical Profile: Catherine Booth

Catherine Booth, who co-founded the Salvation Army with her husband, was a woman of remarkable zeal and courage. She chose to believe that women could preach just as well as men (although she couldn’t well explain Paul’s command for women to be silent in church). And whether or not you agree with her methods, she […]