“7 Classic Missionary Biographies” is a compilation of seven biographies of Christian missionaries who have made significant contributions to the spread of Christianity worldwide. The book includes the biographies of Raymond Lull, James Hudson Taylor, John G. Paton, David Livingstone, William Carey, Adoniram Judson, and Samuel Zwemer. Each biography is written by a different author and presents a unique perspective on the life and ministry of these remarkable men.
The first biography in the book is of Raymond Lull, written by Samuel Zwemer. Lull was a thirteenth-century missionary to the Muslim world and is considered one of the greatest missionaries in Christian history. Zwemer provides a thorough and insightful look into Lull’s life, ministry, and legacy, highlighting his unique approach to sharing the gospel with Muslims.
James Hudson Taylor
: The second biography is of James Hudson Taylor, written by J. Hudson Taylor Jr., his son. Taylor was a nineteenth-century missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission. The biography provides a personal look into Taylor’s life, sharing stories and anecdotes that give insight into his character and faith. It also provides a detailed account of his mission work in China, including his struggles and successes.
John G. Paton:
The third biography is of John G. Paton, written by his brother James Paton. Paton was a nineteenth-century missionary to the New Hebrides, a group of islands in the South Pacific. The biography provides a fascinating account of his life and ministry, including his experiences with cannibals and his efforts to spread the gospel among the islanders.
The fourth biography is of David Livingstone, written by J. Charles Wall. Livingstone was a nineteenth-century missionary and explorer who played a significant role in the exploration of Africa. The biography provides an in-depth look into Livingstone’s life and ministry, highlighting his commitment to spreading the gospel and his efforts to end the slave trade in Africa.
The fifth biography is of William Carey, written by S. Pearce Carey. Carey was a nineteenth-century missionary to India and is considered the father of modern missions. The biography provides a detailed account of his life and ministry, including his struggles and successes in establishing mission work in India.
The sixth biography is of Adoniram Judson, written by Edward Judson. Judson was a nineteenth-century missionary to Burma and is considered one of the first American missionaries to travel overseas. The biography provides a compelling account of his life and ministry, highlighting his dedication to spreading the gospel in a hostile environment.
: The final biography is of Samuel Zwemer, written by James Cantine. Zwemer was a twentieth-century missionary to the Muslim world and is consider one of the most significant figures in modern missions. The biography provides a fascinating look into his life and ministry, including his efforts to establish mission work in Arabia and his unique approach to sharing the gospel with Muslims.
“7 Classic Missionary Biographies” is an excellent compilation of biographies that provides a comprehensive look into the lives and ministries of seven remarkable Christian missionaries. Each biography is well-written and provides a unique perspective on the individual’s life and ministry. The book is a must-read for anyone interest in Christian missions, history, or biography. It is an inspiring read that will challenge readers to consider their own commitment to sharing the gospel with others.