New Release Books by Janet Benge

Janet Benge is the author of Heroes of History Gift Set (26-30) (2021), Helen Roseveare (2019), Christian Heroes (41-45) (2017), Richard Wurmbrand (2017) and other 97 books.

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Heroes of History Gift Set (26-30)

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Heroes of History Gift Set (26-30)
Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. This gift set includes: Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight Ernest Shackleton: Going South Benjamin Rush: The Common Good Dwight D. Eisenhower: Supreme Commander

Helen Roseveare

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Helen Roseveare
This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.

Christian Heroes (41-45)

release date: Feb 22, 2017
Christian Heroes (41-45)
These exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories chronicle the lives of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory. Written specifically to challenge readers with the powerful lives of missionaries who have profoundly shaped history, these books answer today''s call for positive role models and for opportunities to see how God works through the lives of those who follow him.

Richard Wurmbrand

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Richard Wurmbrand
Richard Wurmbrand, founder of Voice of the Martyrs, was once a young atheist determined to experience everything the world had to offer. Yet he regretted that God did not exist, wishing that a heart of love beat somewhere in the universe.When the Romanian found that heart of love in Jesus Christ, he had the courage to serve Christ unswervingly even as his homeland sided with the Nazis and then sank into the new horrors of post-war Communism. Stubbornly respecting the worst enemies as fellow human beings and repaying hatred with love, the beloved pastor would spend years as a prisoner of the state, tortured and beaten, for preaching the gospel of peace (1909-2001).This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.Pages: 208 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Ernest Shackleton

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Ernest Shackleton
As adventurers from around the world raced to reach the South Pole and achieve other polar firsts in the early 1900s, outsider Ernest Shackleton and his motley expeditions would outshine even the British navy, becoming icons of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.Known for prizing loyalty, leadership, and skill without regard for rank or social class-and for bringing men back alive-Shackleton completed three death-defying Antarctic journeys. Called the Boss by his crew and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton by the king, the Anglo-Irish explorer counted it all part of life''s grand adventure (1874-1922).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.Pages: 240 (paperback)Ages: 10 +

Charles Mulli

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Charles Mulli
When Charles Mulli was a child, his family repeatedly abandoned him, and he lived in fear of his abusive, alcoholic father. With an extraordinary will, the young Kenyan struggled to feed and educate himself and, encountering hope in the gospel, found a reason to live and to forgive.Later, as a multimillionaire and father of eight, the entrepreneur sold his businesses to devote himself to caring for street children throughout Kenya. Since 1989, Charles and his wife, Esther, have taken into their protection thousands of the most vulnerable through Mully Children''s Family, revealing in the midst of brokenness God''s astonishing redemptive power (1949 - ).This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.Pages: 192 (paperback)Ages: 10+

William Bradford

release date: Oct 30, 2015
William Bradford
"A narrative account of the life of William Bradford (1590-1657), a Separatist from England who became the governor of Plymouth Colony"--Provided by publisher.

William Wilberforce

release date: Mar 31, 2015
William Wilberforce
"Narrative biography of William Wilberforce, English member of Parliament, social reformer, and abolitionist who worked for decades to abolish slavery in the British Empire"--

Elizabeth Fry

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Elizabeth Fry
"Narrative biography of Elizabeth Fry, English Quaker and prison reformer"--

Triumph

release date: Nov 01, 2014
Triumph
Triumph is a biography about the life and faith of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner, WWII bombardier, plane crash survivor, POW, and one of America''s greatest heroes.

Klaus-Dieter John

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Klaus-Dieter John
"Klaus-Diter John dreamed of becoming a medical missionary in the developing world. He would do whatever it took--study in top universities and practice surgery in remote and dangerous places-- to reach his goal of providing health care to people who needed it most. Dr. John''s seemingly impossible vision of Diospi-Suyana, a world-class hospital for impoverished Peruvians deep in the Andes Mountains, was blessed by God to the end. Despite challenges in fund-raising, construcion, moving his family from Germany, and countless roadblocks, Klaus''s dream was finally realized, bringing hope in a land loved by God."--Page 4 of cover.

Brother Andrew

release date: Sep 01, 2006
Brother Andrew
Presents the life of a Dutch missionary who, after working for the Dutch army in subduing rebels in the East Indies, underwent a conversion to Christianity and, in 1955, began secretly supplying Bibles and equipment to Christians in Iron Curtain countries.

Ben Carson

release date: Jan 31, 2014
Ben Carson
"As a child growing up in Detroit, Ben Carson (1951-) has a dream of becoming a physician, a dream that rose out of struggles with poverty, racism, and poor grades. As Ben persevered and strove for academic excellence, his life became one of compassion and service"--Amazon.com.

Count Zinzendorf

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Count Zinzendorf
Looks at the life and achievements of the religious reformer who launched missions to Africa, America, and Russia.

John Smith

release date: Jan 01, 2006
John Smith
The mainsail cracked above them in the ferocious wind as a group of red-faced men descended on John. "You have brought a curse on us. Overboard with you," one of the men yelled. A chorus of cheers went up. It was the last sound John heard before he was dumped over the side of the ship and engulfed by the dark, roiling ocean." Thrown overboard, enslaved by the Turks, captured by pirates, rescued by a princess-the story of Englishman John Smith (1580-1631) would seem unbelievable were it fiction. Young John first sought adventure in Europe, traveling as far as Russia and distinguishing himself in the wars that raged across the Old World. But John Smith''s real passion was for the New World, and in 1607 he sailed to North America with the men who would establish the first lasting British settlement-Jamestown. There he fought level-headedly for the policies that would enable the fragile community to survive starvation, disease, and deadly attacks to become a foothold in the New World. Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. Pages: 192 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Orville Wright

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Orville Wright
At last Orville was free, soaring above the sand dunes, wind in his face. Lying in the glider''s wing, he moved his hips in the control cradle and the craft began to turn as planned. But then something went wrong. The glider wanted to go into a spin, and as Orville struggled with the controls, it came to a standstill in midair. When Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur set out to solve the problem of flight, they recognized that success would come with careful observation, perseverance, and ingenuity. From experiments in their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop to test flights over the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the amateur aviation enthusiasts risked their lives and worked tirelessly to solve the problems that had stumped the world''s best scientists. Together the Wright brothers designed and constructed a power-driven airplane and, in it, made the world''s first controlled, sustained flights. As a result, the skies were opened and the era of aviation began (1871-1948). Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. Pages: 208 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Clarence Jones

release date: Dec 01, 2005
Clarence Jones
A biography of Clarence Jones, who pioneered the use of radio broadcasts in missionary work when he helped to start station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador.

Rachel Saint

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Rachel Saint
Presents the life of Rachel Saint, a missionary who spent more than twenty years preaching Chistianity to the Waorani Indians of Eucador, who were responsible for the death of her brother, also a missionary.

Heroes of History - Dwight D Eisenhower

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Heroes of History - Dwight D Eisenhower
Born in Denison, Texas, Dwight David Eisenhower grew up poor in Abilene, Kansas. After graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point, Ike entered army service, commanding tank training in WWI and afterward, serving in Central America, Europe, and the Philippines. During WWII Ike directed US forces in Europe, eventually becoming supreme commander of Allied forces and leading the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe. A lifetime of service, sacrifice, and humility shone brightly on the world stage for the brilliant general who would become the thirty-fourth president of the United States (1890-1969). Pages: 208 (paperback) Ages: 10+

Samuel Zwemer

release date: Apr 10, 2013
Samuel Zwemer
"The spiritual needs of the Muslim world, long neglected by Christian missionaries, came to the world''s attention again when Samuel Zwemer dedicated himself to the advancement of the gospel in Arabia. It was a tremendous task, but a pledge the young American kept despite opposition, difficulty, and death."--P. [4] of cover.

Benjamin Franklin

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin''s life never lacked excitement and intrigue. As a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, and American statesman, this spirited Philadelphia resident continually sought to improve himself and the world he lived in.A key founding father, Franklin was the only man to sign all five of the most important documents upon which the United States was built. He also served the colonies and young nation in England and France, where he was greatly admired and regarded as a genius. Today Benjamin Franklin''s wisdom and influence still reverberate through literature, science, politics, and society. (1706-1790)Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.Pages: 208 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Francis Asbury

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Francis Asbury
Frank felt his heart beat fast. At that moment he was certain God was calling him, asking him to give up his ties to his homeland and set out across the Atlantic Ocean. He did not hesitate to stand when John Wesley asked preachers to walk forward if they felt God was calling them to the American colonies. One of the first Methodist bishops in America, English-born Francis Asbury devoted his life to ministry, traveling on horseback to preach and teach to those living on the vastly isolated American frontier. Alone in a new country, with no home of his own, Asbury rode over 300,000 miles-across rivers and through rocky, overgrown roads-shining God''s light on the fledgling colonies. When many Methodist clergy left America during the Revolutionary War, Asbury stayed. His tireless leadership sawthe movement grow from 5,000 members in 1776 to 214,000 at the time of his death in 1816, fulfilling the great destiny of his call and inspiring future generations.

C.T. Studd

release date: Jan 01, 2005
C.T. Studd
A biography of the man and his missions, written in simple English.

Sundar Singh

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Sundar Singh
A biography of a former Sikh, who took the Gospel to Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs in India and Tibet.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Traces the life of the author of the "Little House" books, shedding light on her experiences during the period of westward expansion and how they informed her writing.

Douglas MacArthur

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Douglas MacArthur
Under siege on the island of Corregidor, General Douglas MacArthur received a warning from the enemy. "You are well aware that you are doomed," the Japanese general wrote. "The end is near. The question is how long you will be able to resist. You are advised to surrender." Of course, there was no way Douglas was going to surrender.Whether masterminding strategy and fighting on the front lines to secure Allied victory in World War I and World War II or guiding war-torn nations to recovery in peacetime, five-star General Douglas MacArthur faced every challenge with unwavering courage and resolve. The general began his honored army career by leading his fellow cadets at West Point and ultimately commanded all U.S. forces in Asia. Remembered especially for directing the fight against Japanese expansion during WWII and later governing the defeated Japanese people with grace and wisdom, General MacArthur won the respect of millions, both allies and enemies. (1880-1964).Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family. Pages: 224 (paperback)Ages: 10+

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Learn all about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose work as a spy in the German resistance led to imprisonment and eventual execution.

Christopher Columbus

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus: Across the Ocean describes the life and times of Master Navigator Christopher Columbus as he daringly set sail west from Europe, confident he would reach the Indies. Columbus never realized that his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean would be recognized as a major turning point in world history.

Paul Brand

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Paul Brand
A biography of Paul Brand, the first surgeon in the world to use reconstructive surgery to correct deformities of leprosy in the hands and feet.

Loren Cunningham

release date: Oct 01, 2004
Loren Cunningham
Recounts the life of Loren Cunningham, focusing on his commitment to teaching the word of God through the Youth With a Mission organization.

Davy Crockett

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Davy Crockett
Growing up in Greene County, Tennessee, Davy Crockett''s education came from the toil of hard labor. Working as a farm hand and wagon driver, he learned about the people and the land of the West -- and he was captivated. The untamed wilderness, the sound of wild animals, and the roar of the river would be his destiny. One of America''s best-known folk heroes, Crockett served as a frontiersman, a scout, a soldier, and a politician in the U.S. Congress. He died defending the Alamo, a steadfast citizen and heroic leader to the very end.

Theodore Roosevelt

release date: Aug 01, 2004
Theodore Roosevelt
Describes the life and accomplishments of the twenty-sixth president of the United States who embraced every challenge and made his life count.

Elisabeth Elliot

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Elisabeth Elliot
"The life of missionary Elisabeth Elliot, who began working among the Auca Indians in South America after her husband''s death. Returning to the United States after many years as a missionary, Elliot became widely known as a Christian author and speaker"--Provided by publisher.
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