David Livingstone       1813-1873
Blaikie, W. G., The Personal Life of David Livingstone. London:    HC
      Murray, 1880.
Livingstone, David,
Missionary Travels and Researches in South    PB
      Africa
. London: Murray, 1857.
Seaver, George,
David Livingstone: His Life and Letters. New
      York: Harper & Brothers, 1958.
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Florence Nightingale       1820-1910
Calabria, Michael D., editor, Florence Nightingale in Egypt and    PB
      Greece: Her Diary and "Visions"
. Albany: State University of
      New York Press, 1997.
O'Malley, I. B.,
Florence Nightingale, 1820-1856. London:
      Thornton Butterworth, 1931.
Vicinus, Martha and Bea Nergaard, editors,
Ever Yours,    PB
      Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters
. Cambridge,
      Massachusetts: Harvard UniversityPress, 1990.
Woodham-Smith, Cecil,
Florence Nightingale: 1820-1910. New    PB
      York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1951.
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Florence
Nightingale
Medical
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In
Letters to Malcolm (1963) C. S. Lewis noted that the more "up to date" a book tried to be, the sooner it would become dated.

Lewis was appalled that anyone would read a good book only once. In 1933 he wrote to Arthur Greeves, "Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years…"

Many friends noted that nothing pleased Lewis more than being slightly sick, so that he could lie in bed all day reading a good book.














Francis Schaeffer       1912-1984
Parkhurst, Jr., Louis Gifford, Francis Schaeffer: The Man and His    PB
      Message.
Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 1985.
Schaeffer, Edith,
The Tapestry. Waco, Texas: Waco Books, 1981.    PB
Schaeffer, Francis A.,
Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer: A    PB
      Christian Worldview
. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1982.
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Mary Slessor       1848-1915
Livingstone, W. P., Mary Slessor of Calabar: Pioneer    PB
      Missionary
. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1984.
O'Brien, Brian,
She Had A Magic. Grand Rapids, Michigan:
      Zondervan, 1984. Reprint of 1958 book.
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn 1918-alive
Scammell, Michael, Solzhenitsyn: A Biography.
         New York: Norton & Company, 1984.
Solzhenitsyn, A.,
Solzhenitsyn: A Pictorial Autobiography.
         New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.
Solzhenitsyn, A.,
The Oak and the Calf: A Memoir.
         New York: Harper & Row, 1975
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Corrie ten Boom       1892-1983
Carlson, Carole C., Corrie ten Boom: Her Life, Her Faith. Old    PB
      Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1983.
Ten Boom, Corrie, with Carlson, Carole C.,
In My Father's    PB
      House
. Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1976.
Ten Boom, Corrie, with Sherrill, John and Elizabeth,
The Hiding    HC PB
      Place
. Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1971.
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Mother Teresa       1910-1997
Chawla, Navin, Mother Teresa. UK: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1992.    HC PB
Egan, Eileen,
Such a Vision of the Street. New York: Doubleday    PB
      & Company, Inc., 1985. On Mother Teresa.
Le Joly, Edward,
Mother Teresa of Calcutta. San Francisco:    PB
      Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983
Muggeridge, Malcolm,
Something Beautiful for God. New York:    PB
      Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971.
Porter, David,
Mother Teresa: The Early Years. London: SPCK    PB
      (Society for Promotion of Christian Knowledge), 1986.
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John Wesley       1703-1791
Brailsford, Mabel R., A Tale of Two Brothers: John & Charles
      Wesley
. New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.
Curnock, Nehemiah, editor,
The Journal of the Reverend John
      Wesley
. 8 Vols., London: Epworth Press, 1938.
Ethridge, Willie Snow,
Strange Fires. New York: Vanguard    PB
      Press Inc., 1971.
Parker, Percy L., editor,
The Heart of John Wesley's Journal.    PB
      New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1902, revised by
      Robert Coleman, 1989.
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Francis Schaeffer
Theologian

Fact:
Corrie ten Boom gave her books away by the thousands!

Fact:
John Wesley and brother Charles published 23 hymn collections!

The above books, available in most large libraries, offer good coverage of the heroes. Be warned of recent 'slash and trash' biographies of these heroes from secular publishers. The reasoning of modern-day publishers seems to be that the standard objective biographies have been written of major historical figures. They further reason that only a book that exposes dirt about such historical figures will sell. Thus, highly speculative, very negative biographies are being published.


A prime example of modern 'slash and trash' is Tim Jeal's book on David Livingstone, published in 1973 by P. G. Putnam's Sons. According to Jeal:
� � � "...Livingstone appears to have failed in all he most wished to achieve..."
� � � "There were other failures too: failure as a husband and a father..."
� � � "Livingstone and others like him were culturally arrogant..."
� � � "...he was able to shrug off the deaths of the missionaries..."
� � � "Horror of failure...led him to lie deliberately...� � � "
� � � "Livingstone's yearnings for praise and recognition..."
� � � "Livingstone's love of fame..."

Livingstone's brave wife Mary comes off no better. According to Jeal, Mary was a drunk, a backslider and rumored to be an adulteress. Nor do missionaries in general merit any praise from Jeal. Jeal contends missionaries gloss over their failures by saying "God undoubtedly had a plan too large for any individual to understand". Missionaries further deceive -according to Jeal - by "stressing and exaggerating the supposed depravity of the natives".

Christian History magazine recommended Jeal's 'slash and trash' book for further reading on Livingstone, a fact that casts great doubt on their own thoroughness.

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