Swift and Beautiful

The Amazing Stories of Faithful Missionaries

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.5 cm
ISBN 9781848719385
Binding

Paperback, eBook (ePub & Kindle), Paperback & eBook (ePub & Kindle)

format

Book

page-count

240

Original Pub Date

2020

Book Description

In his Spiritual Unfolding of Bishop H. C. G. Moule, John Baird wrote, ‘No course of reading is more establishing than that of Christian biography — the battle story of those who in the conflict of earth have been great in the life of God.’ Swift and Beautiful tells the amazing stories of a dozen men and women who at great cost gave their lives to take the gospel of God’s grace to those who had not heard it. Some of these faithful missionaries are well-known, others almost forgotten, but all are ‘great in the life of God.’

‘How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”’ (Isaiah 52:7, ESV).

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword ix
1 John Eliot (1604-1690) 1
2 David Brainerd (1718-1747) 19
3 John Leighton Wilson (1809-1886) 37
4 David Livingstone (1813-1873) 55
5 Mary Slessor (1848-1915) 73
6 Samuel Norvell Lapsley (1866-1892) 91
7 William Henry Sheppard (1865-1927) and Lucy Grant Sheppard (1867-1940) 109
8 James A. Bryan (1863-1941) 129
9 Bob Childress (1890-1956) 147
10 Mary Beam (1911-2002) and Betty Cridland (1907-2003) 163
A Prayer 184
Endnotes 185

 

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  1. Jonathan Cha-Rach

    Amazing amazing! Simply put this small yet deep book of testimonies of faithful Christians will light an ember in your soul for the church and it’s mission!!! Buy it today 🙂

  2. Amie McIntosh

    Beautiful words from a dear professor and friend. I loved the combination of narratives woven over many centuries and places with the real frailties and struggles of these special saints. A great encouragement in Gospel ministry.

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