Five Historical Non-Fiction Favorites

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Another day and today we get to explore some of my favorite historical fiction books, which also happens to be some of my favorite reading, as I'm a history buff. Oh, and what is this...

Yes, I'm hoasting the book room today. Look at the end of this post for a free book!


1. Churches, Revolutions, and Empires by 
This book is long, but it has become a favorite. It is eye-opening to see where so many modern church ideas got started. This is a book that traces the influence of the church on many of the social movements from the 1700s the early 1900s.
Read my review on Goodreads HERE
Buy the book on Amazon HERE

2. The 40 Most Influential Christians by Daryl Aaron
This is one of my favorite books on church history ever. It shows where a lot of schools of thought got their start. This book includes some influential people who had a bad influence, as well as those who were a positive one.

Read my review on Goodreads HERE
Buy the book on Amazon HERE

3. A Chance to Die by 
I've read a few books on Amy Carmichael and always come away blessed and convicted. She lived her life 100% sold out to Jesus. This is my favorite book about her. One amazing saint writing about another.

Read my review on Goodreads HERE
Buy the book on Amazon HERE

4. John Adams by David McCullough

McCullough is one of my favorite historians because he is good at giving you the facts in an interesting way, but without any agenda. John and Abigail Adams have long been my heroes. This book is thick but worth the time.
Read my review on Goodreads HERE
Buy the book on Amazon HERE

5. Confessions of Saint Augustine
This was a recent discovery of mine, but it has pushed to the top of a lot of other books. I found the Penguin Classics edition to be very readable, and the style just amazed me. God is at the center of this story. Augustine was honest, yet he never went into graphic detail about his sin, he confessed it to his Savior. If ever I right my biography, I want to do it in this style.
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19 comments

  1. I really love Augustine ... and others on this list ;D I need to read more church history though.

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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    1. I highly recommend it. Learning about church history has strengthened my faith and helped me to see where traditions and such came from.

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  2. “A Chance to Die” sounds so good... I love to read about missionaries!

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  3. Thank you for the book! What an interesting selection of books! John Adams looks right up my ally!

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  4. Each of these sounds like a great read! I LOVE For My Good - and already own it.

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  5. I've never read any of those books!! Looking forward to reading your short story though! ;)

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  6. Neat! I love David McCullough’s books!

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  7. Oh, I have read and really liked "A Chance to Die."
    And thanks for the free book! I know I've read it before, but I got it because I wanted a finished copy to read. Or reread. ;)

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  8. I love A Chance to Die. Both the church history books sound like something I need to read.

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  9. I read a selection from Confessions for school, and I did like it. (I appreciated that it was required reading, because I would never have picked it up for pleasure reading :D) My professor seems to like Augustine a lot. ;)

    CutePolarBear

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  10. I'm glad you have been able to read more of church history. I need to read some of the books my gather has on that subject.

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  11. I haven't read any of these books, but I'm about to go check out A Chance to Die :D

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  12. I have read John Adams by David McCullough. I did read St. Augustine.
    Marilyn

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