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Featured biographies & memoirs including personal insights, drama, humor, love, loss and more!

Paul: A Biography

Paul: A Biography by N. T. WrightIn this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author N. T. Wright offers a radical look at the apostle Paul,

illuminating the humanity and remarkable achievements of this intellectual who invented Christian theology—transforming a faith and changing the world.

For centuries, Paul, the apostle who “saw the light on the Road to Damascus” and made a miraculous conversion from zealous Pharisee persecutor to devoted follower of Christ, Continue reading

Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and the China Before and After

Inconvenient Memories: A Personal Account of the Tiananmen Square Incident and the China Before and After by Anna WangInconvenient Memories is a rare and truthful memoir of a young woman’s coming of age amid the Tiananmen Protests of 1989.

In 1989, Anna Wang was one of a lucky few who worked for a Japanese company, Canon. She traveled each day between her grandmother’s dilapidated commune-style apartment and an extravagant office just steps from Tiananmen Square. Her daily commute on Beijing’s impossibly crowded buses brought into view the full spectrum of China’s economic and social inequalities during the economic transition. Continue reading

Dear You

Dear You by Derra Nicole Sabo 2Dear You is a lovely invitation into Derra Nicole Sabo’s world.

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

This is a heart-warming collection of letters to loved ones that explores the wonder, frailty and extraordinary qualities of friendship, family, love and life. Continue reading

Finding Heaven in the Dark

Finding Heaven in the DarkA cross country hitchhiking trek is the backdrop of this personal odyssey of the 17 year old William L. Ingram, the author of Finding Heaven In The Dark.

The tumultuous 1960s themes of race relations, political turmoil, assassinations, and the Vietnam War also play major roles as Mr. Ingram recounts the events surrounding his self-destructive rebellion and desertion from the Marine Corps. Continue reading

Perpetual Hell: A Memoir

Perpetual Hell: A Memoir by Wendy OthelloPerpetual Hell: A Memoir is my life story with a history lesson as a background for what I believe is a journey that began thousands of years before I was born.

I trace history back to ancient times before there was ever an America. Using historical events, I delve into the reality that has not only plagued African people but, all people of the world. Continue reading

Blue Sky Lightning: How To Survive And Thrive When Life Blindsides You

Blue Sky Lightning How To Survive And Thrive When Life Blindsides You by Jeff KuhnAll of us deal with trauma, lightning bolts that disrupt our lives in small or devastating ways. But no matter what you’re facing, you can recover—through strength, fortitude, and belief.

Jeff Kuhn survived the unthinkable: burns over 80 percent of his body and a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite it all, Jeff found the courage to keep moving on. In Blue Sky Lightning, he shares both his unbelievable journey through trauma and what those experiences taught him Continue reading

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves

Secondhand Scotch: How One Family Survived in Spite of Themselves by Cathy CurranWhen your grandparents make bathtub gin and go shopping with funny money, and your dad flaunts his degree from the school of hard knocks, you grow up learning that “life ain’t no got-dem picnic.”

These lessons are handed down to Cathy Curran by Eastern European immigrants who learned how to survive caring little for aesthetics–“if it worrrks, who gives a got-dem what da hell it looks like.” Continue reading

Running with a Wounded Heart

Running with a Wounded Heart (Revised Edition) by Stephen MorleyThe author’s story of how he took up running late in life in order to get fit, had a heart attack during a race, his road to recovery and return to running and his attempt to achieve a personal best marathon time.

As well as describing the author’s own experiences, the book deals with goal setting, obsession with racing and the mental aspects of running. It also covers practical subjects like diet and training for older athletes and people with heart conditions. Continue reading

The Next Port

The Next PortThe Next Port by Heyward Coleman is a bold and entertaining memoir chronicling the five year voyage the author and his wife made sailing their 42-foot sailboat, Skimmer.

Readers will marvel at the warmth, generosity and wisdom the world had to offer them on this journey of a lifetime.

What began as letters to family and friends ultimately became an engaging book that chronicles the realization of a lifelong dream of the author and his wife to explore the world on a sailboat and is a powerful testament to the life and love that flourished during their five-year “world-wind” voyage. Continue reading