Spiritual Biography of the Month
We’re challenging people to turn off reality TV, social media, and all the other voices and fill their hearts and minds with faith-inspiring true stories of normal people who trusted God and watched him do mighty things through them. 
November and December 2021 Read:
Before We Kill and Eat You by H.B. Garlock
In 1920, Henry B. (H.B.) Garlock and some months later his bride, Ruth, traveled to West Africa to bring the gospel to a place known as “the white man’s grave.” Before We Kill and Eat You tells the Garlocks’ fascinating real-life story of faith and calling in the face of malaria, cannibals and witch doctors. Readers will be inspired and encouraged by tales, as if taken straight from the book of Acts, of blind men healed and of people raised from the dead. Though many of their colleagues before them succumbed to death, H.B. and Ruth persevered in the midst of unbelievable hardship to reap an incredible harvest of believers that continues to this day.
Join us for our book discussion January 6 at 6:30pm at One Eleven
Where to Purchase/Find:
  • Amazon available in print, audio, and kindle
  • The Kings County Library
  • Used bookstores and thrift stores are a good place to find copies as well!
Reading Schedule:
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Upcoming Reads
January 2022 Read:
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
Providing an intimate view into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians in the quest for truth.
February 2022 Read:
Bruchko by Bruce Olson
What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness and torture. But what he discovered through trial and error has revolutionized the wold of missions.  Having lived with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won friendship of four presidents of Colombia and made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of Olson’s 1988 kidknapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. 
March 2022 Read:
Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas
At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-four-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833) won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. He changed the world, before Wilberforce few thought slavery was wrong. After him, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. 
Past Reads
October 2021 Read:
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
This is the classic biography of Hudson Taylor, the missionary to China and the founder of the China Inland Mission. This is a must read for anyone considering missions or already engaged in it and encouragement to any Christian.
September 2021 Read:
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler’s concentration camps. But she survived and was released-as a result of a clerical error-and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. For thirty-five years Corrie’s dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God’s love to overcome, heal, and restore. Now releasing in a thirty-fifth anniversary edition for a new generation of readers, The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler’s death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.