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A Confession
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A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy

At this time I began to write, from vanity, greed, and pride. In my writings I did exactly as in life. In order to possess the glory and the wealth for whose sake I wrote, it was necessary to conceal the good, and to display the bad. And so I did. Tolstoy's autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life's movement away f… Read more…

Unveiling Grace
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Unveiling Grace

by Lynn K. Wilder, Julie Carr and Julie Carr

From a rare insider’s point of view, Unveiling Grace looks at how Latter-day Saints are “wooing our country” with their religion, lifestyle, and culture. It is also a gripping story of how an entire family, deeply enmeshed in Mormonism, found their way out and what they can tell others about their lives as faithful Mormons.… Read more…

My Life

My Life

by Cecil Murphey and Carson M.D.

Ben Carson grew up in the inner cities of Boston and Detroit with his mother and brother. When his father deserted the family, Ben's mother worked several jobs to support her boys yet worked even harder to encourage them to get an education and follow their dreams. Ben's dreams nearly ended when his anger at being poor and the ridicule of a school ma… Read more…

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

by John Perry

Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience. A generation of 20th-century Americans knew him … Read more…

The Life of David Brainerd
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The Life of David Brainerd

by Jonathan Edwards

Though he was orphaned at age fourteen, repeatedly struck with debilitating illnesses, and unfairly expelled from college, Brainerd allowed nothing to deter him from serving God wholeheartedly. He traveled thousands of miles by horseback across treacherous terrain to preach the gospel to remote Indians. His calling required a rugged man—he even slept o… Read more…

As Good As She Imagined: The Redeeming Story of the Angel of Tucson, Christina-Taylor Green
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As Good As She Imagined: The Redeeming Story of the Angel of Tucson, Christina-Taylor Green

by Jerry B. Jenkins, Roxanna Green and Cassandra Campbell

On the day Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot, a remarkable little girl went to heaven. This is the story of a mother's quest for peace in the midst of unspeakable heartache. By the time the shooting ended on that cloudless January day in front of a Tucson grocery store, 19 innocent people lay wounded, dead, or dying. Among the gravely wounded was… Read more…

When Invisible Children Sing

When Invisible Children Sing

by Chi Cheng Huang, Irwin Tang and Robert Coles

Expecting to treat some mildly ill children from the streets of Bolivia on a quick “service trip,” an idealistic young medical student gets more than he bargained for when he takes a year off from Harvard Medical School to work at an orphanage in La Paz. As he comes to know the children and sees how they live, Chi Huang is drawn deeper and deeper into th… Read more…

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives

by Charles R. Swindoll and Charles Swindoll

Would you rather be a person of significance or a person of prominence? Think carefully! The answer to that question will shape your entire future. Pastor, teacher, and beloved author Charles Swindoll says, “Somehow life has taught us poorly. We’re trained to think that the most significant people are star athletes, actors, and musicians—the ones we ap… Read more…

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Una vida fiel

Una vida fiel

by John F. MacArthur

“Pablo, siervo de Jesucristo... ”Así es la típica autopresentación de Pablo, un título sin pretensiones para la figura más influyente del cristianismo, aparte de Cristo mismo. Ahora, por primera vez, experimente los escritos cambiantes del mundo de Pablo en el contexto completo de su historia de vida: desde el fariseo… Read more…

Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

by Susy Flory and Jep and Jessica Robertson

A Moving Story of Redemption and Second Chances   Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep describes being molested as a child and his reluctance … Read more…

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Waiting

Waiting

by Cathy LaGrow and Cindy Coloma

Now with a new afterword! A five star–reviewed, unforgettable story that bestselling author Homer Hickam calls “one of the most eloquent, moving, irresistible true stories” he’s ever read. The Waiting will touch your heart and make you believe in love’s enduring legacy, as well as the power of prayer.In 1928, 16-year-old Minka was on a picnic in th… Read more…

Color of Rain

Color of Rain

by Michael Spehn and Gina Kell Spehn

Matt Kell and Cathy Spehn had known each other since grade school. As adults, they each married, lived in their hometown and attended the same church. Their kids attended school together. Matt died at home on Christmas Day after a three-year battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Gina, and two young boys. Prior to his death, Matt recorded a video diary… Read more…

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