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Looking for Missionary biography suggestions

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Jonathan, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Member

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    I own a number of texts on missiology, the history of missions, and specific missionary biographies but I would like to know of any such book that has been especially meaningful to any of the forum participants.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I have read 'From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions'. Author is Ruth A. Tucker. This is a great overview of some of the most famous missionaries and their work. Excellent book.
     
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    Golden Boats from Burma, a biography of Ann Hasseltine Judson by Gordon Langley Hall, 1961. I've just begun to read this so I can't pass judgment on it just yet, but it seems engagingly written.

    Haruo (= Liland to you, Jonathan [​IMG] )
     
  4. Jonathan

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    Thanks Liland [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have this one and it's companion about Adoniram. I have a number of others (Carey, Taylor, John Paton, Elliot - she should be required reading for any Christian, etc...)

    I have found that missionary bios are among the most inspirational literature ever written.
     
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    I agree with td, 'From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya' is excellent. Moody Broadcasting did a bunch of radio series years ago called "Stories of Great Christians. They were wonderful. My favorite is William Carey (in fact I named my son William Carey Felderman). [​IMG]
     
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    My favorite is "Through Gates of Splendor"
    Story of Jim Elliot, but there are a lot out there. George Mueller, C.T. Studd, Hudson Taylor, A great biography on a dynamic preacher is BIlly Sunday
     
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    [​IMG] One of my Favorite Missionary Bios is Hudson Taylors 'Spiritual Secrets'.
     
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