Best Teen & Young Adult Religious Biographies Books

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1. Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way

Author: by Tim Tebow
208 pages

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The New York Times best-selling author and Heisman Trophy winner shares a vision for young Christians still forming their identity and finding their God-given purpose-even when life doesn’t go as planned. Beloved sports icon Tim Tebow was a college football champion and a first-round draft pick-but then he was traded and eventually cut.

In Shaken Young Reader’s Edition, he reveals how he navigated both triumph and disappointment and explains how neither the highs nor the lows of his life define him. Ultimately, only God can do that. The same is true for every one of us.

God has given us a unique set of talents and experiences in order to fulfill our divine purpose. Whether He intends for us to influence those close to us, like our friends and our family, or even the entire world, there are no limits to the great things God can accomplish through us when we let Him determine who we are.

But we may miss God’s incredible plan for our lives if we’re so busy trying to be just like everyone else-by blending in with the crowd or refusing to stand up for what is right. Jesus was anything but normal!

2. Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History

Author: by Richard M. Hannula
Canon Press
304 pages

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“Thus says the LORD: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls”(Jer.6:16). Christianity is a faith in love with history.

God took on human flesh and dwelt among us. The Spirit carried that divine work over the centuries, providing courage and maturity even amid our imperfections. Christians find their true family line not through tribes and ethnic blood but in the bond of faithfulness and shed blood that has united our family for millennia.

We too often view Church history as the story of obscure aliens instead of the lives of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. In this collection of forty-six brief biographies for children, Hannula sketches the stirring trials and triumphs of many famous and some lesser known figures in our family of faith including Augustine, Charlemagne, Anselm, Luther, Bunyan, and C.S.Lewis.

Through them we can begin to enjoy the old paths and find rest for our souls.

3. The Extraordinary Life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illuminated Journey

Author: by Rima Fujita
52 pages

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama tells the story of his life with stunning illustrations by world-renowned artist Rima Fujita. One of the most revered spiritual figures of our timeHis Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lamatells the story of his life in this intimate, timeless, and approachable book.

Featuring luminous illustrations from world-renowned artist Rima Fujita and some never-before-shared details, it’s the perfect way to explore the life of the Dalai Lama. This simple yet powerful text combined with stunning artwork will captivate readers of all agesand will take you on a mystical journey you won’t soon forget.

4. 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls: Unforgettable Tales of Women of Faith

Author: by Jean Fischer
208 pages

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Girls are world-changers! And this deeply inspiring storybook proves it! Just for the girls in your life, ages 8 and up, this collection of 100 extraordinary stories of women of faith-from the Bible, history, and today-will empower them to know and understand how women have made a difference in the world and how much smaller our faith (and the biblical record) would be without them.

Featuring full-page, colorful illustrations alongside the true stories of amazing women like Lydia, Naomi, Rahab, Rebekah, Jane Austen, Corrie ten Boom, Bethany Hamilton, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, and dozens more, the stories of these 100 women will encourage and inspire girls to become the world-changers God created them to be!

5. God's Smuggler

Author: by Lonnie DuPont
Chosen Books
224 pages

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Bestselling, Timeless Classic Now Abridged for Young ReadersWith over 10 million sold, this classic work is now available in a new edition for young readers ages 9 to 12, complete with riveting illustrations. The exciting narrative follows the dangerous true-life mission of Brother Andrew, a Dutch factory worker who goes undercover to transport Bibles across closed borders.

The courage of this young man will thrill a new generation of readers. They will meet one of the heroes of the faith-and discover the miraculous ways in which God provides for those who trust him. Let Brother Andrew’s powerful adventure story, which has awed millions, inspire the young people in your life.

Through its pages they will grow in knowledge of the mission field and understand more clearly what it means to risk everything to follow God’s heart.

6. I Would Die for You: One Student'S Story Of Passion, Service And Faith

Author: by Brent Higgins
224 pages

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The true story of Bj Higgins, who died at age 15 after contracting an infection on the mission field. Stirring and full of encouragement, I Would Die for You will inspire a new generation to give their lives in God’s service.

7. You Have a Brain: A Teen's Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G.

Author: by Ben Carson M.D.

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Eight proven principles to help you overcome your self-doubt, conquer your fear of the future, reverse negative thoughts about yourself, and hurdle any other obstacles standing between you and your dreams. But instead of letting his circumstances control him, Dr. Carson took control of his attitude and actions, leading to his discovery of eight straightforward but revolutionary principles that helped shape his future.

In You Have a Brain, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of T.H.I.N.K.B.I.G. Talent, Honesty, Insight, Being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and Godand presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life.

Through the advice and real-world examples laid out in these pages, you will learn how to incorporate these T.H.I.N.K.B.I.G. Principles into your own life so that you, like Dr. Carson, can embrace an amazing future filled with incredible success.

You Have a Brain:Includes discussion questions at the back of the bookUnpacks the eight essential parts of Thinking Big: Talent, Honesty, Insight, Strong People Skills, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth Learning, and GodIs written by Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, former presidential candidate, and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Teaches great life lessons for young men and womenIs the perfect gift for high school and college graduations, birthdays, and confirmations, and a great addition to YA book clubs and YA study groups

8. Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints

Author: by Colleen Swaim
144 pages

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Following Christ is not always easy, but takes courage, patience, and love. In Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints, Colleen Swaim examines the lives of eight young men and women who were set fire with the Spirit and set free to live lives of extraordinary virtue.

All became saints for the outgoing, against-the-current heroism of their teen years. Read how Chiara Luce, an Italian high school student, faced cancer joyfully, inspiring thousands to throng her funeral in song. Follow Kizito, a brand-new Christian, as his faith is challenged by a king and he is marched to his death for standing firm.

From martyrdom to missionary life and from sickness to the silence of religious life, these teens show that we are all called to follow Christ in our own unique ways. These stories come alive with vivid storytelling and saintly challenges designed to inspire reflection and enflame your heart.

Through prayers, images, and maps, catch a glimpse of a saint’s world that carries lessons for our own-and discover how you can set our world ablaze with love for the Lord!

9. St. Ignatius of Loyola: In God's Service

Author: by Peggy A. Sklar
104 pages


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In this engaging new biography of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Peggy Sklar introduces young adults to the fascinating and significant life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Painted in vivid detail are his early days, conversion, pilgrimage and founding of his new religious order.

But the author takes this unique biography to a whole new level in focusing then, in the last chapter, on Ignatius’ legacy of service and spirituality, as well as examples of activities that the Jesuits are involved in and concrete applications of Ignatian spirituality.

This glimpse into Ignatius’ life and spirituality will not only make this saint more accessible to young people, for whom he is an ideal role model, but to adults as well.

10. Bonhoeffer Student Edition: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Author: by Eric Metaxas
Thomas Nelson
256 pages

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What would you do if your faith could cost you your life? The fascinating story of one of Christianity’s most courageous heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is now abridged and adapted for students. This compelling account of Bonhoeffer’s remarkable testimonycombined with historical, theological, and political elements and enhanced with photosbrings the story to life.

How did Bonhoeffer become someone who would defend God’s truth, even when it was a matter of life and death? How did he endure the hardships that came with his faithfulness? How might we respond similarly to injustices today? New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas vividly portrays the struggles and faith of Bonhoeffer, a man who had the courage to follow his convictions into Nazi Germany and stand up for the truth of God.

11. Monks and Mystics: Chronicles of the Medieval Church (History Lives series)

Author: by Mindy Withrow
224 pages

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Let history come to life – just the way it should be. Read the stories of Gregory the Great, Boniface, Charlemagne, Constantine Methodius, Vladimir, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Sienna, John Wyclif and John Hus.

From people of the Medieval church you can discover how the young Christian church moved on into another era of time. From Gregory I through to Wyclif and Hus you can discover about the crusades and the spread of Islam as well as the beginnings of universities and the Reformation.

As the church moves on through the centuries you can see its people struggling against persecution and problems from inside and out. Learn from their mistakes and errors but more importantly learn from their amazing strengths and gifts. Marvel at God’s wonderful care of his people – the church – the Christian church.

Written in a modern and relaxed style this is a book that will introduce you to history without the tears and with all the wonder. Extra features throughout this book include looking deeper into issues such as Islam; Division; The crusades; the first university; Creeds and Councils and the Renaissance.

12. Our Island Saints (Yesterday's Classics)

Author: by Amy Steedman
204 pages

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Gentle stories for children of saints who lived their lives of service in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Includes tales of St. Alban, St. Patrick, St. Bridget, St. Cuthbert, St. Columba, St. Margaret of Scotland, and others. Attractively illustrated.

13. Rachel's Tears: 10th Anniversary Edition: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott

Author: by Beth Nimmo
Thomas Nelson
224 pages

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“I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus … If I have to sacrifice everything … I will.” Rachel ScottThe Columbine tragedy in April 1999 pierced the heart of our country. We later learned that the teenage killers specifically targeted Rachel Scott and mocked her Christian faith on their chilling, homemade videotapes.

Rachel Scott died for her faith. Now her parents talk about Rachel’s life and how they have found meaning in their daughter’s martyrdom in the aftermath of the school shooting. Rachel’s Tears comes from a heartfelt need to celebrate this young girl’s life, to work through the grief and the questions of a nation, and to comfort those who have been touched by violence in our schools today.

Using excerpts and drawings from Rachel’s own journals, her parents offer a spiritual perspective on the Columbine tragedy and provide a vision of hope for preventing youth violence across the nation. Meets national education standards.

14. Saint José: Boy Cristero Martyr (Vision Books)

Author: by Kevin McKenzie L.C.
Ignatius Press
160 pages

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This new title in the acclaimed Vision Books lives of the saints series for youth 9-15 yrs. Brings to life the inspirational story of St. Jos Snchez del Ro, a 14 yr. Old boy in Mexico who died a martyr for the Catholic faith during the Cristero War in the 1920s.

Meet young Jos and his friend Trino as the war breaks out in their hometown of Sahuayo. Follow Jos through his own struggles as the violence escalates, up to his joining the Cristero army in 1927 to fight for freedom of religion.

Captured by government forces, Jos refused to deny his faith in exchange for his freedom. Tortured and forced to march to his grave, he cried out, “Viva Cristo Rey!” (Long live Christ the King) Jos died as he had lived, a hero.

Inspired by this young martyr to become a priest himself, Father McKenzie spent ten years researching and writing Jos’s story. The result is a riveting tale of a young man’s bravery and passion for God. Drawing on all existing sources, including never-before-seen documents from the Vatican and the Mexican Government, Saint Jos plunges the young reader into a country at war, not over territory, but over the right to worship God freely.