The testimony of a believer is a powerful thing: "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony" (Rev. 12:11). It is therefore more than just encouragement to read the life testimony of the spiritual giants who have gone before us; it can be a living impartation of the Holy Spirit. Each biography and autobiography carried by Living Christian Books is more than just a recitation of facts and events in the lives of saints like George Muller, Watchman Nee and Oswald Chambers. These are the testimonies of overcomers, full of Life and Light for all who read them.
Jeanne Guyon and George Muller each passed on a biography in their own words. In these autobiographies, we get a glimpse of the life of Christ powerfully at work in the lives of two spiritual giants. We don't have to guess at what their most treasured experiences with the Lord might have been, because they tell us themselves.
David McCasland's biography of Oswald Chambers, Abandoned to God, brings living color to the life of a man who died young yet nonetheless left a legacy of profound and plentiful wisdom for generations to come. Likewise, the biography of Watchman Nee, Against the Tide, illuminates the testimony of a man who planted churches and made disciples in a nation at war with Christianity. There is much we can learn from the biography of a saint, but the Holy Spirit can impart His own zeal and fervor when we read with an open heart, listening for the Voice of God.