My Favorite Mission Biographies

Hi, I’m Jaime Lyn Knifong and I think I’ve always wanted to be a missionary. It all started when my Mom began reading YWAM missionary biographies to me when I was in 3rd grade. In 4th grade my Mom spent our whole year of home school going through Ann Dunagan’s free curriculum, “Teaching With God’s Heart for the World”. We were exposed to lots of geography, cultures and missionaries. It was a fantastic year of discovery for us!

We also started to use “Operation World” to pray more specifically for the needs of nations. We would all get down on the floor and pray for the nation of that day. This daily dose of remembering the needs of the world made a huge impression on me! I started reading biographies in my free time and was greatly inspired by them.

All of them have left an impression on me, but if I had to list just my favorite, favorite ones, here is my list:

1. Kisses from Katie by Davis

2. Evidence Not Seen by Deibler Rose

3. I’d Do It Again by Benedict

4. Miracle of Miracles by Nevisa (Islamic convert)

5. Living Sacrifice by Dr. Rosevear

6. Mission Possible by Laszko (not for children)

7. These My People by Dickson

8. YWAM Biographies in order of my favorite, Lillian Trasher, Sundar Singh, Mary Slessor, Rachel Saint, Jonathan Goforth, Ida Scudder

Even if you never step foot on foreign soil, these stories of God’s faithfulness will inspire you to love and good deeds wherever you are.

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Mission Biographies

  1. Jaime Lyn (and Kristi),

    It is such a blessing to have you “with us” here on Daring Daughters. Thank you for recommending all these missionary biography books. Learning about the lives of totally devoted men and women of God is so inspiring. It also meant a lot to hear how the Teaching With God’s Heart for the World curriculum impacted you and your family. What an encouragement!

    Here at our home, we’re reading Kisses from Katie right now. Wow, it’s good. I can see why it’s your favorite. But there are SOOO many good stories and testimonies of what God has done and is doing.

    Awesome post!

    • Thank you Ann! You have made a difference in our family!

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