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Worship on the Way

Starting June 11th and through the Summer, we will be exploring the Psalms of Ascent in a series titled Worship on the Way. This series will focus on Psalms from 120 through to chapter 134. View the series introduction below.

Series Resources

Read Psalms 120-134


God’s Smuggler Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill

A classic of missions and the miraculous, Brother Andrew recounts his remarkable life of Bible smuggling behind the Iron Curtain. After being wounded in the foot as a Dutch soldier, Andrew was converted and ventured dangerously into many Communist countries at the height of the Cold War.

Autobiography of George Muller George Muller

Muller is known particularly as a helper of orphans in 19th century England, and as someone who never asked any person for monetary assistance. His autobiography tells of incredible ways in which, through insistent prayer, needs of the children under his care were met. What is less known about him is his pre-Christian reputation as a thief, as well as his later preaching tours which took him to forty-two countries.

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery Eric Metaxas

This New York Times bestseller highlights the astounding accomplishments of Britain’s most famous 19th-century politician. Wilberforce, born into luxury and privilege, experienced the “great change” of Christian conversion and resolved to spend his life confronting the moral and social problems of his country. Amidst bitter opposition, Wilberforce won his fight to abolish British homeland slavery in 1807, and British colonial slavery in 1833. Metaxas’ account, along with the highly-acclaimed film, brought Wilberforce’s little-known story to light.

Surprised by Joy C.S. Lewis

 Lewis (1898-1963) wrote more than thirty books, including the famous Chronicles of Narnia. Surprised by Joy is perfect for the curious who want to know how someone could come to possess such exquisite story-telling abilities. In it Lewis takes us from his upbringing to Atheism to Oxford, where his intellectual and spiritual journey reaches its climax.

Joni: An Unforgettable Story Joni Eareckson Tada

A diving accident put Joni in a wheelchair at the age of 17, unable to move from the shoulders down. Learning to paint with her mouth, she became an accomplished artist and founded Joni and Friends to help the disabled. This classic about the triumph of faith has sold 3,000,000 copies.

Faithful Witness: The Life and Witness of William Carey Timothy George

Carey (1761-1834) is known as the father of modern missions. After work as a shoemaker and then as a pastor, he became convicted about the need of Christians to share the gospel in the world. He spent 41 years in India and translated the Bible into Sanskrit, Bengali, and other languages.

Though many have written on Carey’s life, Timothy George goes farther than others in analyzing what motivated and influenced Carey than other biographers have.

Bruchko Bruce Olson

A modern missionary thriller about a 19-year old Minnesota native who ventures into one of the most feared tribal contexts in Columbia and Venezuela in order to translate the Bible and share its message. Using innovative cultural approaches, Olsen overcame incredible obstacles and with time witnessed overwhelming responses to his efforts, including friendship with four Columbian presidents.

Lords of the Earth Don Richardson

Richardson, known for his other books, Peace Child and Eternity in their Hearts, plunges readers into the fear-ridden world of the cannabalistic Yali warriors of mountainous Irian Jaya and the change brought about by the martyrdom of Stan Dale and his co-worker Phil Masters. When the Yali attack and kill the two men, they are awed by their courageous faith, and the events are the beginning of a great spiritual change brought to the Yali.

The End of the Spear Steve Saint

Steve Saint’s missionary father was murdered in 1956 in Ecuador during an attempt to make contact with an isolated tribe. Saint tells an unbelievable story of reconciliation as the same people group invited him and his family to return and live among them in Ecuador. Particularly striking is the development of a close friendship with one of the men who murdered his father, as well as his recounting of the events from the cultural perspective of the tribe. The book inspired a motion picture of the same name in 2006.

To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson Courtney Anderson

Judson and his wife left the United States for Burma in 1812 and became the trailblazers of modern American missions work. Anderson’s work is an even-handed and thorough presentation of Adoniram’s strengths and weaknesses as he struggled to establish a ministry hampered by remarkable hardships. His perseverance was rewarded with the completion of the Burmese Bible translation and the establishment of 100 churches

Through Gates of Splendor Elisabeth Elliot

In the 1950s, five young men resolved to make contact with the Auca, a group of Amazon Indians of Ecuador known for their practice of ambushing all outsiders. Elliot recounts the slayings of her husband Jim and his four friends after initially friendly encounters, and the touching subsequent story of forgiveness as she returned to live among the people who had murdered her husband.

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael Elisabeth Elliot

Elliot challenges readers to imitate the passionate faith and long-term commitment of Amy Carmichael, helper of India’s underprivileged children. Carmichael spent 55 uninterrupted years in southern India, saving many children from prostitution through the establishment of the Dohnavur Fellowship, which still exists today. The title of the book comes from Carmichael’s evaluation of missionary experience as a chance to die to oneself.

Evidence Not Seen Darlene Deibler Rose

While Darlene Deibler Rose and her husband were serving as missionaries in Papua New Guinea during World War II, they were captured by the Japanese and placed in separate prison camps. Though her husband died in his camp, Rose amazingly survived four years and was liberated. The book recounts the miraculous ways in which her life was spared. Readers are particularly marked by the amount of scripture that she had committed to memory, which she was able to bring to mind and feed upon during those agonizing years.

Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand

This #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture tells the unbelievable survival story of Louis Zamperini. Hillenbrand masterfully takes us from troubled child to Olympic runner to downed bombardier lost forty-six days at sea to tortured Japanese prisoner of war to born-again Christian. Though not focusing on Zamperini’s Christian experience, readers of Unbroken can easily see how his life events culminate in his life-changing confession of faith.

The Heavenly Man Brother Yun

Readers are deeply touched in seeing how Brother Yun was prepared in his early years to become a prominent leader in China’s secret house-church movement. The Heavenly Man is a window on the extreme persecution of Christians in the East that has too often gone unnoticed by those in the West.

Book summaries provided by https://www.onlinechristiancolleges.com/50-best-christian-biographies/