Digital storytelling is storytelling, and as much as you have your own stories to tell, there is need to listen and learn from the stories of others.
We seek to tell our stories, but we must also yearn to learn from the stories of others. The autobiography is a wonderful place to start. Consider some of the following favorites as sources of inspiration. You will note that most are, to some extent, spiritual autobiographies, representing a great theme and passion of my life.
- The Confessions by Augustine
- Night by Elie Wiesel
- The Autobiography of Mark Twain
- Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Gandhi
- The Seven Storey Mountainby Thomas Merton
- The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day
- A Border Passage: From Cairo to America–A Woman’s Journey by Leila Ahmed
- I Give You My Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist Nun by Ayya Khema
- The Hiding Place by Corey TenBoom
- Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley
- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
- A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
- Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life by C.S. Lewis
- On Writing by Stephen King