I received Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor for Christmas and enthusiastically read it in one day. The book, written by D.A. Carson, is about the life and ministry of his father, Tom Carson. Tom Carson was an "ordinary" pastor in the sense that he never preached to thousands, wrote a book, or even had a "successful" ministry. Yet, he was a faithful pastor who pressed on in the Christian life and ministry despite what seemed to be a lack of fruit from his work.
I found the book to be very encouraging, even moving. It's the type of Christian biography that would be useful to pastors and non-pastors alike. If you're looking for a biography to read this year this one should definitely be on the list. If you want to know more about Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor check out Tim Challies' review or watch this interview with D.A. Carson.