7 Classic Missionary Biographies [Illustrated]: Raymond Lull, David Brainerd, Henry Martyn, William Carey, Hudson Taylor, John Paton, Amy Carmichael
Amy Carmichael and Others
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SEVEN CLASSIC MISSIONARY BIOGRAPHIES brings together the stories of some of the greatest missionaries of all time.
1. RAYMOND LULL - First Missionary to the Muslims. This book covers the extraordinary work and ministry of Raymond Lull who lived from 1232-1315. Not only was Lull was a Fransiscan who worked among Muslims in North Africa, he was also well known for his genius and many writings on innumerable subjects and often met with Kings, Popes and leaders to discourse with them. (10 chapters)
2. THE LIFE OF DAVID BRAINERD (1718-1747) - written by Jonathan Edwards, this classic follows Brainerd's journals as he sought to be a missionary among Native Indians in America. Despite many difficulties, he persevered in prayer and eventually saw a tremendous move of God among them. This book has inspired countless lives, including William Carey, John Wesley, Jim Elliot, and Leonard Ravenhill. John Wesley stated, "Let every preacher read carefully over the Life of David Brainerd."(8 chapters)
3. HENRY MARTYN: Saint and Scholar (1781-1812). Martyn was a young missionary to India and Persia who translated the New Testament into Urdu and Persian. He was known for his devotion, humility and passion for the Lord and helped influence William Carey and Amy Carmichael, among many others. (15 chapters)
4. THE LIFE OF WILLIAM CAREY (1761-1834) - William Carey is often known as the "Father of modern missions" and his biography traces his early childhood, his work as a shoemaker and subsequent call to missions. He eventually sailed for India where, despite much opposition, hardships and trials, he translated the Scripture into dozens of languages and left a lasting legacy for Christ. (15 chapters)
5. A RETROSPECT by Hudson Taylor (1832-1905). Hudson Taylor spent over 50 years in China and founded the China Inland Mission which through faith and prayer saw hundreds of missionaries sent to Asia and countless lives changed. (20 chapters)
6. THE STORY OF JOHN PATON (1824-1907). John Paton ministered among cannibals in the New Hebrides for decades, facing intense trials and persecutions, but eventually saw a move of God that brought many into the Kingdom. (91 chapters)
7. THINGS AS THEY ARE by Amy Carmichael (1867-1951). Amy served in India for over 50 years and is well-known for her work rescuing children from forced prostitution as well as her inspirational missionary writings. (32 chapters)
These biographical accounts of missionary life and work will be sure to captivate, inspire and challenge you to make your life count for Jesus!