Most popular Biography: religious & spiritual books
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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.
The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor.
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
nostalgia retelling of Archbishop Robert Runcie, Terry Waite, and Richard Chartres, travelling the globe.
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.
Concise historical introduction to St Paul and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
This new entry in the highly regarded Makers of the Muslim World series introduces one of the greatest women mystics in Islamic history
A historical biography, which will appeal to believer and non-believer alike, of the life and thought of St Paul.
Concise historical introduction to Thomas More and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
Autobiography of A Yogi - the best selling autobiography of all time is a spiritual classic for all seekers on the path to personal growth. This complete edition is the only one that incorporates all of his wishes for the final text, including the extensive material he added after the 1946 edition and a CD of exerpts of rare recorded talks with the voice of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda himself.
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.
Tells the story of the Tibetan people. This title offers an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint.
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.
The Archbishop of York's behaviour was 'never that expected of a cleric, rarely that expected of a pirate'...
This is the story of Revd David Railton MC, who after his harrowing experiences as a chaplain on the Western Front conceived the idea of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
Blowing the myths wide open, this exciting exploration of the notorious Aleister Crowley, packed with previously unpublished information, is the true story of a poet, explorer, mystic, mountaineer, philosopher, prophet and spy
An inspiring commentary on the spiritual writings of one of the greatest English mystics.
Georges and Pauline Vanier were the parents of Jean Vanier, the co-founder of the L'Arche communities. They lived an intensely spiritual life, influenced mainly by the Carmelite tradition. Mercy Within Mercy is the warmly-told story of their life together through World War Two and the second half of the 20th Century, drawing on many letters and journals by Georges and Pauline themselves and those closest to them., An incredible thirst for God can be seen in the lives of this couple, who were always striving in spite of (and through) human imperfection. The excerpts from letters and journals in this volume show a rare example of the contemplative life and struggles in prayer of an active and prominent married couple. The Vanier story is unique in that it forms a direct link back to the spiritual teaching that includes St., Therese and the Carmelite tradition in its emphasis on simplicity, trust in God's love, and self-abandonment to the mercy of God. After Pauline's death in 1991, an investigation began into the possible introduction of their cause for beatification as a married couple.
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin shows how this one man's life takes us beyond the crude stereotypes of the 'Clash of Civilisations' even while his legacy helps explain them: an intimate portrait of a towering figure of world history that is thrillingly relevant today.
For nearly fifty years at the head ofCalcutta's Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocatedfor the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for theafflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.
A window into the troubled world of the depression sufferer, interspersed with biblical reflection and perspectives.
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 GP describes their experience of dementia.
George Muller's life is a powerful answer to modern scepticism. In the early 1830s he embarked upon an extraordinary adventure.
The autobiography of Dr Michael Cassidy.
A new exploration of Karl Marx's life through his intellectual contributions to modern thought
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.
Best known as a fine composer, the twelfth-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader and visionary, a poet, naturalist and writer of medical treatises. This book paints a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade and schism, scientific discovery and cultural revolution.
Part biography and part spiritual reading, this book brings to light little-known stories from Mother Teresa's life that will help you to grow in your love of God.
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 remarkable but true story of a young Irish nun who flees her convent in Wagga Wagga, NSW, barefoot, in her nightgown, on a foggy winter's night in 1920, setting the scene for a religious storm unprecedented in Australia's history.
A gripping biography by the author of Brave New WorldThe life of Father Joseph, Cardinal Richelieu's aide, was a shocking paradox. After spending his days directing operations on the battlefield, Father Joseph would pass the night in prayer, or in composing spiritual guidance for the nuns in his care.
Tom Hamblin has smuggled tens of thousands of Bibles into the Arab peninsula, finding a clandestine network of believers. This is his story.
Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Catholic Church worldwide, beginning with Benedict XVI's resignation and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Pope Francis. Politi's account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis's supporters, Benedict's sympathizers, and the Catholic laity.
'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.
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.