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Biographies & Memoirs

Read the uplifting biographies, memoirs and stories from people of faith-some who have come before us and others who still walk with us on this Earth. These inspiring, motivation books from Family Christian, shared by famous and everyday people alike, remind us how God can transform, heal and restore our lives.

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  1. Who's the New Kid?: How an Ordinary Mom Helped Her Daughter Overcome Childhood Obesity and You Can Too!

    Who's the New Kid?: How an Ordinary Mom Helped Her Daughter Overcome Childhood Obesity and You Can Too!

    Heidi Bond, Jenna Glatzer

    $17.99
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    At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, ... Learn More
  2. Who You Are: A Story of Second Chances

    Who You Are: A Story of Second Chances

    John Croyle

    $15.99
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    "Tell them who you are!" This is the immediate request from child advocate John Croyle to any one of the Big Oak kids when they are introduced to someone. It's a declaration that who they are carries value. Value that is not defined by the circumstances that led them to be i... Learn More
  3. Whitewashed Stairs to Heaven: Maureen McKenna and the 'Open Door Trust Glasgow'

    Whitewashed Stairs to Heaven: Maureen McKenna and the 'Open Door Trust Glasgow'

    Howat Irene, Maureen McKenna, Irene Howat

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    A promising national swimmer, Maureen McKenna, has to stop the sport she loves on medical grounds. Distraught, she kicks back at the world that has betrayed her. A combination of commercial acumen and problem drinking saw this business high flier soar and crash - repeatedly... Learn More
  4. While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement

    While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement

    Carolyn Maull McKinstry, Denise George

    $14.99
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    On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing 4 of her friends in the restroom she had just exited. It was one of the grea... Learn More
  5. Wherever I Wind Up

    Wherever I Wind Up

    R.A. Dickey, Wayne Coffey

    $17.00
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    An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport - and proves it in Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball, as he provides fresh an... Learn More
  6. Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman

    Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman

    Stephen Mansfield

    $22.99
    An evocative exploration of Oprah Winfrey's religious beliefs, from her rejection of her Baptist upbringing to her controversial rise as "an icon of church-free spirituality."Born into poverty in Mississippi in 1954 and rising through talent, hard work and despite tragedy-sh... Learn More
  7. When You Don't See His Plan: The Nadine Hennesey Story

    When You Don't See His Plan: The Nadine Hennesey Story

    Nadine Hennesey, Rebecca Baker

    $10.99
    Nadine Hennesey grew up learning lessons of perseverance, courage, and godliness. She needed every one of these resources when she lost her young husband after only 11 months of marriage. Widowed and pregnant with their child, struggling to overcome the pain of her devastati... Learn More
  8. When Will the Heaven Begin?: This Is Ben Breedlove's Story

    When Will the Heaven Begin?: This Is Ben Breedlove's Story

    Ally Breedlove, Ken Abraham

    $15.00
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    An inspirational and heartrending memoir about Ben Breedlove, whose videos about his near-death experiences and visions of heaven went viral in 2012, written by his sister, Ally Breedlove. On Christmas Day 2011, Ben Breedlove's soul went to heaven. But it wasn't his first ... Learn More
  9. When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages

    When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages

    Jon M. Sweeney

    $22.00
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    Jon M. Sweeney is an author and editor recognized for his ability to communicate religious ideas and history in uncomplicated language. He is also the author of The St. Francis Prayer Book and editor of The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis, a Literary G... Learn More
  10. When Invisible Children Sing

    When Invisible Children Sing

    Chi Cheng Huang, Irwin Tang, Robert Coles, Robert Coles

    $14.99
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    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 ... Learn More

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