The Romance of Missionary Heroism


Read by David Leeson

(4.9 stars; 13 reviews)

The title page gives this book the subtitle, “True stories of the intrepid bravery and stirring adventures of missionaries with uncivilized man, wild beasts, and the forces of nature in all parts of the world.” The thrilling accounts in this collection include stories of Jacob Chamberlain’s medical ministry in India, the dangers faced by Alexander Mackay in Uganda, James Chalmers’ work among the headhunters of New Guinea, John Paton’s mission to the South Sea cannibals, and the Hawaiian queen Kapiolani’s challenge to the gods of the volcano. “Romantic” in the sense that these brave missionaries faced the unknown, but never “romanticized” – all sacrificed home and luxury, and many suffered the loss of family, fortune, and even their lives. (Summary by D. Leeson)

(8 hr 48 min)

Chapters

In the Steppes and Deserts of Mongolia 24:07 Read by David Leeson
In the Country of the Telugus 23:40 Read by David Leeson
A Japanese Romance 24:18 Read by David Leeson
"From Far Formosa" 22:51 Read by David Leeson
A Heroine of Tibet 20:19 Read by David Leeson
"The Saviour of Liao-Yang" 21:21 Read by David Leeson
"The Hero of Uganda" 25:03 Read by David Leeson
The Lion-Hearted Bishop 23:55 Read by David Leeson
Pioneers in Nyasaland 25:12 Read by David Leeson
Vortrekkers in Barotseland 17:16 Read by David Leeson
A Pioneer in Garenganze 20:40 Read by David Leeson
A Tramp Through the Great Pygmy Forest 23:56 Read by David Leeson
Among the Indians and Eskimo of Hudson Bay 21:53 Read by David Leeson
The "Praying-Master" of the Redskins 25:33 Read by David Leeson
In the Land of the Dakotas 19:48 Read by David Leeson
In the Forests of Guiana 23:33 Read by David Leeson
The Sailor Missionary of Tierra del Fuego 24:25 Read by David Leeson
The Schooner of Keppel Island 20:44 Read by David Leeson
The Martyr-Bishop of Melanesia 20:54 Read by David Leeson
One of the Unreturning Brave 22:52 Read by David Leeson
Father Damien of Molokai 16:35 Read by David Leeson
Among the Cannibal Islands 20:31 Read by David Leeson
The Apostle of the New Hebrides 21:18 Read by David Leeson
Kapiolani and the Goddess of the Volcano 18:09 Read by David Leeson

Reviews

(5 stars)

Excellent book, very encouraging and challenging. Thanks so much to the reader for doing such an excellent job!

Wonderful Book

(5 stars)

Great history of 19th century missionaries. Descriptive and engaging writing, and well read.