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 Biographies/Writings: Saints & Notable Christians

For the lives of those we give the title Saint, and other historically noteworthy Christian men and women, written by their contemporaries, their own writings and stories about them painstakingly put together by modern day writers.

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A Taste of Hildegard



by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard


For me Hildegard Von Bingen and Elizabeth Ruth Obbard just automatically go together - Obbard's beautifully simple line drawings of the nun-contemplative are the essential companion in my mind to the rich and beautiful complexity that is Hildegard's mysticism and works.

In this little primer A Taste of Hildegard published to celebrate Hildegard being declared a Doctor of the Church we find a selection of passages from Hildegard's short work Scivias (scivias meaning 'know the Way') that have been chosen and illustrated by Obbard. These passages demonstrate her visions and mysticism well with their focus being on salvation. There is also a short and gentle overview at the beginning of the book on Hildegard and a mention of the other women Doctors of the Church.

This really is a lovely little primer and at only £5.95 it really does make for a very accessible introduction to Hildegard, or a lovely addition to any collection for those who already have a love of her work.

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Review by Melanie Carroll  (28/01/13)
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Publisher: New City
Published: 13 December 2012
ISBN: 978-1-905-03917-3

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Teresa of Avila

- An Extraordinary Life

by Shirley du Boulay


First published in the UK, 1991, by Hodder and Stoughton, I read this book then and so enjoyed it that I gave it to a friend, and have often regretted it. Now a second chance to read it. At the time I knew little of this saint, but her story in this book made a great impression on me and has remained at the forefront of my mind through the years. The quote I used back then is that Shirley du Boulay ‘captures that compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound enriching spirituality which is Teresa’s hallmark’. She tells the story of Teresa’s life from childhood to her death and after, in very readable detail,

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (07/11/04)
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Price: £10.95
Publisher: DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published: November 2004
ISBN: 0-232-52589-7

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Thérèse of Lisieux



by Monica Furlong


Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin was born in 1873. Her last remaining sister died in 1959 and yet Therese was made a saint in 1925. It is an extraordinary story, retold by many over the years, but we owe a big thank you to Monica Furlong for writing this Biography with great sympathy yet keeping strictly to the facts, stripping away the sentimentality that had built up around this young girl. The result is an absorbing story, some parts of which it is hard to comprehend with our modern ways. The Saint’s own writings The Little Way and The Story of a Soul are complimented by knowing the circumstances in which they were written.

Review by Mary Bartholomew  (12/04/01)
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Price: £8.95
Publisher: DLT (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd)
Published: 2001
ISBN: 0-232-52418-1

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The Apostle

- A Life of Paul

by John Pollock


Long ago I read the 1969 edition of this title from Hodder and Stoughton and the impression it made remained with me all these years, so that I was only too willing to read it again in this new edition from David Cook.
Just the name John Pollock as author is a recommendation – I have several of his books on my shelves.
So much has been written about Paul, and there is a lively interest in him at the moment. John Pollock’s book tell his story as a biography, and in so doing he has had to conjecture what happened to Paul in periods where no records exist. These times are clearly set out and because they are written with a deep knowledge of the man, help to make the story complete.
While reading you feel as if you ‘know’ this man. You travel with him in imagination, suffer with him in his trials and rejoice in his tribulations.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (19/04/12)
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Price: £11.99
Publisher: David C Cook / Kingsway
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 978-0-781-40573-7

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The Art of Saints

- A Celebration of Holy Men and Women

by Sr Wendy Beckett


This A Celebration of Holy Men and Women began as a series of articles in a magazine. Sr Wendy reflects on images of a selection of saints – not just paintings. As before, she brings out of the image what for her is its Christian content. In so doing we get the benefit of her insight into the image as a work of art. This is mostly helpful but sometimes frustrating. For example, Crivelli, an artist of texture, shows us St Thomas Aquinas, and Sr Wendy comments on the saints features, but the church he holds has clearly seen better days; the campanile has been repaired, plants grow out of the stonework, and some of the stones are damaged. Why?

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Review by Ian Gibbs  (10/06/11)
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Publisher: Redemptorist Publications
Published: Spring 2011
ISBN: 978-0-852-31385-5

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The Beauty of Holiness

- The Caroline Divines and Their Writings

by Benjamin Guyer


From the quality of their works, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Caroline Divines lived in a golden age for the Church of England. The age was in fact one of extreme peril, difficulty and division for the Church. This anthology gives a flavour of the riches and diversity of Anglican writing in the mid-seventeenth century, and will supply surprises and discoveries for the enquirer. The author’s organisation of extracts is a stimulating one, covering in part the history of the times, liturgical developments and progress in ethical thought (an especially important fruit of the Caroline’s endeavours) amongst many other topics.

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Review by Ian Gibbs  (16/10/12)
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Publisher: Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Published: 29 February 2012
ISBN: 978-1-848-25098-7

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The Breeze of the Centuries

- Introducing Great Theologians From the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas

by Michael Reeves

ISBN: 978-1-844-74415-2
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Published: January 2010
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The C. S. Lewis Chronicles



by Colin Duriez

ISBN: 0-232-52646-X
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Published: October 2005
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The C.S.Lewis Encyclopedia

- A Comprehensive guide his life, thought and writings

by Colin Duriez

ISBN: 1-902-69426-0
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Published: 22 June 2002
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The Cave of the Heart

- The Life of Swami Abhishiktananda

by Shirley du Boulay

ISBN: 1-570-75610-4
Price: £12.99

Published: 2005
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The Challenge of Bernadette



by The Challenge of Bernadette

ISBN: 0-852-44649-7
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Published: 2006
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The Clapham Sect

- How Wilberforce’s Circle Transformed Britain

by Stephen Tomkins

ISBN: 978-0-745-95306-9
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Published: August 2010
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The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann



Foreword by Samuel Wells

ISBN: 978-0-664-23445-4
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Published: 16 September 2011
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The Desert and the Rose

- The Spirituality of Jeanne Jugan

by Eloi Leclerc

ISBN: 0-232-52453-X
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Published: 15 April 2002
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The Desert Mothers

- Practical Spiritual Wisdom for every Day

by Mary C Earle

ISBN: 978-0-281-05936-2
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Published: 24 May 2007
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The First Life of Saint Francis of Assisi



by Brother Thomas of Celano

ISBN: 0-281-05245-X
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The Gospel as Taught by Calvin



by R.C.Reed

ISBN: 978-1-848-71030-6
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Published: 2009
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The Heart of Christ

- Puritan Paperbacks

by Thomas Goodwin

ISBN: 978-1-848-71146-4
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Published: 2011
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The Heart of Wesley’s Journal



by Selected and edited by Percy Livingston Parker

ISBN: 978-1-598-56300-9
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Published: 2008
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The Journey of Thomas Merton



Edited by Morgan C. Atkinson with Jonathan Montaldo

ISBN: 978-0-281-06171-6
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Published: 25 June 2009
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The Life and Times of Charles Henry Mackintosh



by Edwin Cross

ISBN: 978-1-853-07246-8
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Published: Spring 2011
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The Life of John Milne of Perth



by Horatius Bonar

ISBN: 978-0-851-51961-6
Price: £14.00

Published: 10 October 2010
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The Lindisfarne Icon

- St Cuthbert and the 21st Century Christian

by Helen Julian CSF

ISBN: 1-841-01322-6
Price: £6.99

Published: 20 August 2004
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The Love of Christ

- Puritan Paperbacks

by Richard Sibbes

ISBN: 978-1-848-71144-0
Price: £6.50

Published: October 2011
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The Most Reluctant Convert

- C. S. Lewis’s journey to faith

by David C. Downing

ISBN: 0-851-11984-0
Price: £12.99

Published: Spring 2002
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The Narnian

- The Life and Imagination of C.S.Lewis

by Alan Jacobs

ISBN: 0-281-05784-2
Price: £12.99

Published: 18 November 2005
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The Other Faces of Mary

- Stories, Devotions, and pictures of the Holy Virgin Around the World

by Ann Ball

ISBN: 0-824-52255-9
Price: £9.99

Published: March 2005
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The Passionate Troubadour

- A Medieval Novel about Francis of Assisi

by Edward Hays

ISBN: 978-0-939-51669-8
Price: £12.99

Published: October 2004
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The People’s Theologian

- Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod

Edited by Iain D. Campbell & Malcolm Maclean

ISBN: 978-1-845-50584-4
Price: £14.99

Published: 2011
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The Pope and I

- How the Lifelong Friendship Between a Polish Jew and Pope John Paul II Advanced The Cause of Jewish-Christian Relations

by Jerzy Kluger

ISBN: 978-1-626-98009-9
Price: £14.99

Published: 01 April 2012
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The Power and Meaning of Love

- SPCK Classics

by Thomas Merton

ISBN: 978-0-281-06328-4
Price: £9.99

Published: 21 January 2010
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The Practical Mystic

- Evelyn Underhill and Her Writings

Edited and introduced by Raymond Chapman

ISBN: 978-1-848-25128-1
Price: £19.99

Published: 31 January 2012
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The Road To Daybreak

- A Spiritual Journey

by Henri J. M. Nowen

ISBN: 978-0-232-53026-1
Price: £9.99

Published: November 2013
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The Roots of Endurance

- Invincible perseverance in the lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce

by John Piper

ISBN: 0-851-11289-7
Price: £7.99

Published: Spring 2003
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The Select Practical Writings of John Knox



by John Knox

ISBN: 978-1-848-71102-0
Price: £16.00

Published: July 2011
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The SPCK Introduction to Bonhoeffer



by Keith Clements

ISBN: 978-0-281-06086-3
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Published: 18 February 2009
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The SPCK Introduction to Karl Barth



by D.Densil Morgan

ISBN: 978-0-281-06045-0
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Published: 15 April 2010
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The SPCK Introduction to Kierkegaard



by Peter Vardy

ISBN: 978-0-281-05986-7
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Published: 18 September 2008
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The SPCK Introduction to Nietzsche



by Lucy Huskinson

ISBN: 978-0-281-06042-9
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Published: 17 September 2009
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The Times Book of Saints



by Bert Ghezzi

ISBN: 0-007-12738-3
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Published: October 2002
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The True Story of the Author C.S.Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia



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ISBN: 978-3-865-38194-1
Price: £8.80 (incl VAT)

Published: 2009
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The Truth Seeking Heart

- Austin Farrer and his writings

by Edited Ann Loades and Robert MacSwain

ISBN: 1-853-11712-9
Price: £16.99

Published: September 2006
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The Westminster Cardinals

- The Past and the Future

by Michael J Walsh

ISBN: 978-0-860-12459-7
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Published: 2008
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The Wild Bird Child

- A Life of Amy Carmichael

by Derick Bingham

ISBN: 1-840-30144-9
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Published: 2004
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Thea's Song

- The Life of Thea Bowman

by Charlene Smith and John Feister

ISBN: 978-1-570-75868-3
Price: £18.99

Published: 03 March 2010
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This Holy Man

- Impressions of Metropolitan Anthony

by Gillian Crow

ISBN: 0-232-52568-4
Price: £17.95

Published: 27 June 2005
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Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction



by Fergus Kerr

ISBN: 978-0-199-55664-9
Price: £7.99

Published: 2009
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Thomas Cranmer

- Bitesize Biographies

by Colin Hamer

ISBN: 978-0-852-34773-7
Price: £5.99

Published: Spring 2012
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Thomas Merton

- Master of Attention

by Robert Waldron

ISBN: 978-0-232-52714-8
Price: £9.95

Published: 24 September 2007
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Thomas Merton

- A Life in Letters

Ed. William H. Shannon and Christine M. Bochen

ISBN: 978-0-745-95374-8
Price: £14.99

Published: May 2009
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Thomas Merton

- Contemplation and Political Action

by Mario I. Aguilar

ISBN: 978-0-281-06058-0
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Published: March 2011
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Thomas Merton The Exquisite Risk of Love

- The Chronicle of a Monastic Romance

by Robert Waldron

ISBN: 978-0-232-52924-1
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Published: November 2012
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To Trust and To Love

- Sermons and Addresses

by Michael Mayne

ISBN: 978-0-232-52798-8
Price: £12.99

Published: June 2010
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Tortured for Christ

- Updated for a New generation

by Richard Wurmbrand

ISBN: 0-340-86368-4
Price: £7.99

Published: 21 October 2004
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Travel with Billy Graham

- In the Footsteps of God’s Ambassador

by Kevin Belmonte

ISBN: 978-1-846-25156-6
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Published: October 2010
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Travel With Bishop J C Ryle

- Prince of Tract Writers

by Alan Munden

ISBN: 978-1-846-25327-0

Published: 2012
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Travel With C.H.Spurgeon

- In the Footsteps of the ‘Prince of Preachers’

by Clive Anderson

ISBN: 1-903-08711-2
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Published: 2002
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Travel With Frances Ridley Havergal

- The English Hymn Writer and Poet

by Carol Purves

ISBN: 978-1-846-25206-8
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Published: 01 January 2010
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Travel With John Blanchard

- Guernsey’s Evangelist, Author and Christian Apologist

by Brian H Edwards

ISBN: 978-1-846-25161-0
Price: £10.00

Published: Autumn 2009
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Travel With John Bunyan

- Exploring the World of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress

by John Pestell

ISBN: 1-903-08712-0
Price: £10.00

Published: 2002
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Travel With John Calvin

- Geneva's Minister Whose Thinking Changed the World

by Kenneth Brownell

ISBN: 978-1-846-25131-3
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Published: Autumn 2009
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Travel With John Knox

- In the Footsteps of Scotland’s Great Reformer

by David Campbell

ISBN: 1-903-08734-1
Price: £10.00

Published: 2003
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Travel with Jonathan Edwards

- A God centered life, an enduring legacy

by Michael Haykin with Ron Baines

ISBN: 978-1-846-25390-4
Price: £10.00

Published: February 2013
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Travel with Martyn Lloyd-Jones

- In the Footsteps of the Distinguished Welsh Evangelist, Pastor and Theologian

by Philip H Eveson

ISBN: 1-903-08758-9
Price: £10.00

Published: 2004
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Travel With Robert Murray McCheyne

- In the Footsteps of a Godly Scottish Pastor

by Derek Prime

ISBN: 978-1-846-25057-6
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Published: Summer 2007
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Travel With The Martyrs of Mary Tudor



by Andrew Atherstone

ISBN: 1-846-25003-X
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Published: 2005
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Travel With William Booth

- Founder and First General of the Salvation Army

by Jim Winter

ISBN: 1-903-08735-X
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Published: 2003
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Travel With William Carey

- The Missionary to India who attempted Great things for God

by Paul Pease

ISBN: 1-903-08776-7
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Published: January 2005
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Travel With William Cowper

- The Evangelical Poet

by Paul Williams

ISBN: 978-1-846-25075-0
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Published: Summer 2007
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Travel With William Grimshaw

- The Man Who Saw God Visit Haworth

by Fred Perry

ISBN: 1-903-08768-6
Price: £10.00

Published: 2004
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Travel With William Tyndale

- England’s Greatest Bible Translator

by Brian H Edwards

ISBN: 978-1-846-25160-3
Price: £10.00

Published: Autumn 2009
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Travel With William Wilberforce



by Kevin Belmonte

ISBN: 1-846-25028-5
Price: £10.00

Published: March 2006
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Trevor Huddleston: Turbulent Priest



by Piers McGrandle

ISBN: 0-826-47123-4
Price: £16.99

Published: June 2004
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