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Missionary Biographies—Recommended

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• Gladys Aylward
Gladys AylwardGladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward and Christine Hunter. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, ©1974. ISBN 0802429866. The life story of Gladys Aylward, who by faith, trusted God to provide for all her needs as a missionary in China.

Gladys AylwardGladys Aylward: The Small Woman with a Great God. DVD. This documentary presents the events of Gladys' life, chronicled by author Carol Purves and accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and recordings of Gladys' own voice. Worcester, PA: Distributed by Vision Video, 2008. DVD. 62 minutes.

Gladys AylwardThese Are My People: A Biography of Gladys Aylward by Mildred T. Howard. Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University Press, ©1984. ISBN 0890842426. Ages 7-9.

• David Brainerd
David BrainerdThe Life and Diary of David Brainerd edited by Jonathan Edwards; with a biographical sketch of the life and work of Jonathan Edwards by Philip E. Howard, Jr. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House, 1989. ISBN 0801009766. 385 pages.

David BrainerdDavid Brainerd: Missionary to the American Indians DVD. Gary Wilkinson, ©2013. Distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 59 minutes.

• William Carey
William Carey by S. Pearce Carey; edited by Peter Masters. London: The Wakeman Trust, 1993. ISBN 1870855612. Originally published 1923.

Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey by Timothy George. Christian History Insitute, ©1998. ISBN 1563643103. Companion edition to Candle in the Dark dramatic film.

Travel with William Carey: The missionary to India who attempted great things for God by Paul Pease. England: Day One Publications, ©2005. ISBN 1903087767. Biography and travel guide. 128 pages.

William CareyThe Legacy of William Carey: A Model for the Transformation of a Culture by Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, ©1999. ISBN 1584341121. 159 pages.

Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey by James R. Beck. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, ©1992. ISBN 0801010306. 254 pages.

Candle in the Dark: The Story of William Carey DVD Christian History Institute, 1998. Distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 97 minutes. Not recommended for young children.

• Jonathan Goforth
Jonathan Goforth by Rosalind Goforth. Published by Bethany House Publishers, 1986. 157 pages. ISBN 087123842X. This is an edited edition of Goforth of China which was first published in 1937, and is now out of print.

• Adoniram & Ann Judson
To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson by Courtney Anderson. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1987. ISBN: 0817011218. 530 pages.

Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy by Rosalie Hall Hunt. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, ©2005. ISBN 0817014799. 403 pages.

Adoniram Judson: God's Man in Burma by Sharon Hambrick. Greenville, S.C.: Bob Jones University Press, ©2001. ISBN 1579246257. Ages 9-12. 143 p.

Ann JudsonAnn Judson: A Missionary Life for Burma by Sharon James. New ed. Welwyn Garden City, UK: EP Books, 2015, ©1998. ISBN 0852349165. 286 pages.

Ann H. Judson of Burma by E. R. Pitman. Published by Christian Literature Crusade, 1988. ISBN 0875086012. 92 pages.

• Eric Liddell
The Story of Eric Liddell DVD. An Olympic God Medalist's lifelong race to spread the Gospel in China. Produced by RBC Ministries. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, ©2004. DVD. 90 min.

• David Livingstone
David Livingstone: African Explorer by John Hudson Tiner. ©1997. ISBN 0880621648. Biography of an explorer, missionary, scientist and doctor. His exciting exploits in Africa tell a story of unsurpassed courage and determination.

David Livingstone: The Truth Behind the Legend by Rob Mackenzie. Published by Christian Focus, 2003. 389 p. First published 1993.

Dr. David Livingstone: Missionary Explorer to Africa DVD. Gary Wilkinson Productions, 2011. Distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 59 minutes.

• John Paton
John G. Paton — The Autobiography of the Pioneer Missionary to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu). John G. Paton. Published by Banner of Truth, 2013. 538 pgs. ISBN 1848712766.

John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides. An autobiography edited by his brother James Paton. Published by Banner of Truth, 1994. 524 pgs. ISBN 085151667X. »Earlier edition of above«

• Mary Slessor
Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar by Janet & Geoff Benge. Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing, c1999. 205 pages.  ISBN: 1576581489. Age 10 and up.

Mary SlessorMary Slessor: Missionary Mother by Terri B. Kelly. Greenville, SC: JourneyForth, ©2014. ISBN 9781606826300. Ages 9-12.

• C. T. Studd
C.T. Studd - Cricketer & Pioneer by Norman P. Grubb. Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1985. 241 pages.  ISBN: 0875082025. First published in 1933.

C.T. Studd: No Retreat by Janet & Geoff Benge. Seattle, Wash.: YWAM, ©2005. 189 p. ISBN: 9781576582886.

• Hudson Taylor
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret (Moody Classics) by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 2009. ISBN 0802456588. 272 pages. First published in 1932.

Hudson Taylor by J. Hudson Taylor. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1987. ISBN 0871239515. 160 pages. Autobiography. Also issued under title A Retrospect.

It is Not Death to Die: A New Biography of Hudson Taylor by Jim Cromarty. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2014. ISBN 1845503678. 499 pages. Reprint. First published 2001.


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