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The Romance of Missionary Heroism

Gelesen von David Leeson

(4,853 Sterne; 17 Bewertungen)

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

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In the Country of the Telugus

23:40

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A Japanese Romance

24:18

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"From Far Formosa"

22:51

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A Heroine of Tibet

20:19

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"The Saviour of Liao-Yang"

21:21

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"The Hero of Uganda"

25:03

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The Lion-Hearted Bishop

23:55

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Pioneers in Nyasaland

25:12

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Vortrekkers in Barotseland

17:16

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A Pioneer in Garenganze

20:40

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A Tramp Through the Great Pygmy Forest

23:56

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Among the Indians and Eskimo of Hudson Bay

21:53

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The "Praying-Master" of the Redskins

25:33

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In the Land of the Dakotas

19:48

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In the Forests of Guiana

23:33

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The Sailor Missionary of Tierra del Fuego

24:25

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The Schooner of Keppel Island

20:44

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The Martyr-Bishop of Melanesia

20:54

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One of the Unreturning Brave

22:52

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Father Damien of Molokai

16:35

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Among the Cannibal Islands

20:31

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The Apostle of the New Hebrides

21:18

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Kapiolani and the Goddess of the Volcano

18:09

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Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

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

Adventure and Inspiration

(5 Sterne)

We love this book!!! It inspires us to go above and beyond!

Wonderful Book

(5 Sterne)

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

A great testament to God's glory

(5 Sterne)