Most popular Autobiography: religious & spiritual books
The most popular Autobiography: religious & spiritual books currently available. Updated weekly.
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi provides an intimate window into American Muslim life, describing how a passionate pursuit of Islam led him to Christ through friendship, apologetics, dreams and visions. *Expanded edition now includes an updated epilogue and new bonus content.
Join Makgoba on his journey towards faith - from his boyhood in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, as the son of a ZCC pastor, to Bishopscourt and spending time with Mandela. The archbishop reveals his pastoral approach to this world icon, and writes eloquently about the influence Mandela had on his ministry to church and nation.
The renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher recounts the adventure story of his life and brush with death during his four-year wandering retreat, combined with innovative meditation techniques for a more enlightened and happier life.
Distilled from thousands of diary drawings begun in her parents' garden shed back in 1996, Sarah Lightman's The Book of Sarah is an alternative bible to the one she moved away from, along with the religious Jewish lifestyle she followed as a teenager.
The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.
The story of how Sean Stillman, a shy preacher's son from Reading, started and led a long-term outreach to the motorcycle clubs and street people of Swansea.
A GP describes their experience of dementia.
November 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Terry Waite's release from captivity in Beirut. In this sequence of poetry and prose he recalls the highs and lows of his life, both during his ordeal as a hostage and in the happier years of humanitarian work that have followed.
A life-changing memoir of the power of mindfulness and how it helped a boy without hope to find a new future. Now a leading neurosurgeon, Dr James Doty shares practical tips for meditation and visualisation techniques in this inspiring true story of the woman who taught him to think magically.
The autobiography of Dr Michael Cassidy.
Tom Hamblin has smuggled tens of thousands of Bibles into the Arab peninsula, finding a clandestine network of believers. This is his story.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting recollections of a childhood in Africa and an adult life in Britain overlaid throughout with Indian spiritual and cultural influences.
The world's greatest contrarian confronts his own death in this brave and unforgettable book.
After the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, Sonia Choquette relocated to a Paris still reeling from the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of a new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality.
Segatashya was a shepherd born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in the most remote region of Rwanda. He never attended school, never saw a Bible, and never set foot in a church. Then one summer day in 1982 while the 15-year-old was resting beneath a shade tree, Jesus Christ paid him a visit.
How my bad boy brother proved to me there's life after death.
`A marvellous book' Dr Eben Alexander, author of Proof of Heaven`She can pick up personal facts impossible to fathom by deduction or guesswork." Jeanette Winterson, Sunday Telegraph `We all have psychic experiences in our lives that connect us to one another and to those we love on the Other Side.
God redeemed Mez from the prison of violence and substance abuse. This is his story of peace and restoration from the consequences of the past.
While students at Moody Bible Institute, John and Betty Stam felt God's call to the mission field of China, where within a few years they were arrested by hostile Communist soldiers, held for ransom, and then beheaded. Though their mission was brief, Christie shows that their courage led hundreds of other young men and women to volunteer for missionary service.
Tells the story of how author and her long-time friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities.
The autobiography of the renowned German preacher, theologian and spiritual opponent of Nazism. Setting Thielicke's ideas in the context of his life, this book also offers a witness to the some of the most significant events of the 20th century.
A window into the troubled world of the depression sufferer, interspersed with biblical reflection and perspectives.
A fascinating insight into Jorge Mario Bergoglio's life before he was elected Pope, and how his experiences have shaped his vision for the future of the Catholic Church.
"I was living every comic's dream...with a nightmare attached."
Looking at a decade's worth of chronic pain, a promise from God helped Joanne stand firm until He ultimately heals her.
'You know those people who always radiate cheerful optimism? Nauseating aren't they? So proclaims Isabel Losada, Starbucks addict, exercise allergic and self-confessed sceptic as she sets out on the road to enlightenment. This work is suitable for those who have been tempted to dip a toe in the waters of self-discovery.
'He found many marvelous things...But now and then a man of real spirituality set his feet on the way that finally led him to what he had looked and hoped for.' New York Times Book Review The late Paul Brunton was one of the twentieth century's greatest explorers of and writers on the spiritual traditions of the East.
This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking and inspiring.
"The first complete and annotated English translation"--Dust jacket flap.
From one of the UK's most widely-respected gay Christians comes a powerful faith memoir of overcoming inner conflict and taking a stand against one of the greatest institutional injustices of our time.
A timely and adventurous memoir by Tony Blair's sister-in-law, exploring issues of faith, family and identity.
Mona Siddiqui is one of the foremost Western authorities on the reconciliation of 21st-century life and Islamic custom. In this new and searching book, she applies a uniquely probing intelligence to crucial issues of faith and identity within society at large.
Commentaries by Pius II (1405 1464)-the only autobiography ever written by a pope-was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and an updated and corrected version of the 1937 translation by Florence Alden Gragg.
Yeoman tells of his struggles within Mormonism with no holds barred honesty and wit. Raised as a Mormon boy he went through a heavily indoctrinated youth system. This story offers a fascinating insight into the conflict between years of conditioned thinking vs. a need to re-programme one's mind after escaping the clutches of organised religion.
Why I Am a Hindu offers a profound reexamination of Hinduism, and cautions against its politicisation.
Ellen grew up in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, with an idyllic but strict Christian upbringing. She met and married Keith, an RAF policeman, and moved to Cyprus. Some years later they moved to the Salvation Army's Faith House in London, where they worked with child runaways, street girls, and the homeless. Now retired, they live in Norfolk.