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.
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.
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 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 memoir from Andrew White, the 'Vicar of Baghdad', including additional new photographs, and bonus chapter, now in paperback.
A window into the troubled world of the depression sufferer, interspersed with biblical reflection and perspectives.
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.
A personal account of spiritual vision and its development.
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.
The autobiography of Dr Michael Cassidy.
This is a remarkable read in the context of Brexit. Discover why cultural variation need not be a threat to the concept of Britishness. This is a unique story of how diversity can enrich our world and bring us together through the simple concept of humanity.
Published to mark the 50th anniversary of Keston Institute, set up in 1969 to provide comprehensive study of religion behind the Iron Curtain, and regarded at the time by the KGB as one of the most dangerous anti-soviet organisations, One Word of Truth tells the remarkable story of Keston's co-founder Michael Bourdeaux.
The world's greatest contrarian confronts his own death in this brave and unforgettable book.
'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.
A GP describes their experience of dementia.
Tom Hamblin has smuggled tens of thousands of Bibles into the Arab peninsula, finding a clandestine network of believers. This is his story.
William Roache is known worldwide for his portrayal of Ken Barlow in Coronation Street. Now aged 86, he still appears regularly in the show and rebuffs any notion that age brings decline. In this book he shares his personal philosophy for living a rich and rewarding life, and the lessons he has learned along the way.
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.
The story of Thomas Graumann, rescued first as a child from the Nazis and then a second time when he gave his life to Christ. It would be the start of a lifelong mission.
The spiritual diaries of Pope St John Paul II - published for the first time ever in English. The most intimate insight into the longest-serving pontiff of our time.
Previously unpublished letters from the author of The Wounded Healer and The Return of the Prodigal Son
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 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.
Why I Am a Hindu offers a profound reexamination of Hinduism, and cautions against its politicisation.
"I was living every comic's dream...with a nightmare attached."
The Dalai Lama sees himself first and foremost as a human being, secondly as a monk and thirdly as the former political leader of Tibet. In this book, we read many hitherto unknown stories from his childhood, his formation as a monk and his gradual development as a leader of his people.
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.
Looking at a decade's worth of chronic pain, a promise from God helped Joanne stand firm until He ultimately heals her.
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.
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.
'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.
Tells the story of Thomas Merton's search for faith and peace in a world which first fascinated and then appalled him. It is written with the profound insight of a man who has seen himself clearly. Complete and unedited edition.
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.
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.
The thrilling and heart-wrenching true story of a former Muslim woman's journey to heaven and back when she was victim of a terrorist bombing.
This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking and inspiring.
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.
'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.