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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 24 2015 1:07 PM

I'm planning to read some biographies, but realised how few there were in Logos, or even in Vyrso. For example, none of Al Mohler's Ten Great Christian Biographies is available. I'd buy any/all of these:

  1. Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (Berkeley: University of California Press)
  2. G. K. Chesterton, Saint Thomas Aquinas — “The Dumb Ox” (New York: Doubleday, 1933/1956)
  3. Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther(Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1950)
  4. David Daniell, William Tyndale: A Biography (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)
  5. Alister E. McGrath, A Life of John Calvin (London: Blackwell, 1993)
  6. George M. Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003)
  7. Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival(Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1970)
  8. Robert Moats Miller, Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985)
  9. D. G. Hart, Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 1994)
  10. Iain H. Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years, 1899-1939 and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith, 1939-1981 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1982, 1990)
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James Chandler | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 24 2015 1:25 PM

Yes

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Kristin Dantzler | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 24 2015 10:44 PM

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 24 2015 11:18 PM

Good suggestions! Yes

Mark Barnes:
G. K. Chesterton, Saint Thomas Aquinas — “The Dumb Ox” (New York: Doubleday, 1933/1956)

Can't have that one without also getting Chesterton's Saint Francis of Assisi (the ones publiced by Image, Ignatius, and Paraclete are the better editions; the small publishing house Sam Torode Book Arts seems to have a nice edition too); it is clearly in the public domain now, with all these editions cropping up from different publishers; these two biographies by Chesterton should be easy to get in Logos or Vyrso, and it's surprising with all the Chesterton we've got that we don't have these yet.

Mark Barnes:
Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther(Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1950)

They already have that one in Vyrso: https://vyrso.com/product/39252/here-i-stand-a-life-of-martin-luther 

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 26 2015 7:36 AM

Last year I read Dallimore's biography of Whitefield and the shorter biography of Edwards by Marsden. Both were excellent. YesYes

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 26 2015 12:00 PM

I've read the full-length biography of Edwards by Marsden for a class I took on the Christian Pastor in Historical Perspective, and it was excellent. Actually, more of anything by Marsden would be very welcome in Logos. There are a couple more books of his in pre-pub both of which I'd highly recommend, but he's written lots more.

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 26 2015 12:48 PM

There are also a number of popular-level biographies by John Pollock on Whitfield, Wesley, Wilberforce, and (I think) John Newton among others. They are easy to read but well-researched. I've read them in the past, and they'd be good to have in Vyrso, although they might well not be available in electronic format.

EDIT: I just noticed that some of Pollock's biographies are already available in Vyrso, but I think they are only the more recent ones: https://vyrso.com/products/search?q=John+Pollock


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Michael | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 11 2019 6:50 AM

Mark Barnes:

I'm planning to read some biographies, but realised how few there were in Logos, or even in Vyrso. For example, none of Al Mohler's Ten Great Christian Biographies is available. I'd buy any/all of these:

  1. Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (Berkeley: University of California Press)
  2. G. K. Chesterton, Saint Thomas Aquinas — “The Dumb Ox” (New York: Doubleday, 1933/1956)
  3. Roland H. Bainton, Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther(Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1950)
  4. David Daniell, William Tyndale: A Biography (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)
  5. Alister E. McGrath, A Life of John Calvin (London: Blackwell, 1993)
  6. George M. Marsden, Jonathan Edwards: A Life (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003)
  7. Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival(Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1970)
  8. Robert Moats Miller, Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985)
  9. D. G. Hart, Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America (Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R Publishing, 1994)
  10. Iain H. Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years, 1899-1939 and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith, 1939-1981 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1982, 1990)

Giving this a bump.  These biographies would be much appreciated in Logos.

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