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Discussion in 'The Library' started by Dave M, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. I love to read books about or written by missionaries. A great way to get excited about what the Lord is doing all over the world.

    One of my all time favorite books is on Jim Elliot. "Beyond the Gates of Splendor" there is also a movie on the story.

    You want to read about what only God can do with people hearts and transform them this is a great story. And has God written all over it. No other conclusions can come from watching this story other then WOW God is Awesome !! Yet it is about young missionaries who die at the hands of savage Indians, you wont believe what happens next. Sorry you will have to at least look up the movie on you tube to see for yourselves :)

    Highly recommend it.

    Do you have a favorite book or movie on missionaries or any story how God is honored and glorified in it that you would recommend? please post them here
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  2. Good book report. Vague, but compelling..LOL I'll find the book and read it.
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  3. Here is a video on it

  4. Greetings Dave,

    yes, reading Missionary stories is wholesome as are other books like autobiographies and biographies about Christian men and women.
    We can learn so much about the God we serve and it is also very encouraging for us, if we read them.

    Thank you for this thread. A wholesome topic!

    I liked Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb,

    Another from years ago, Ten Fingers for God: The Life and Work of Dr. Paul Brand by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

    Bless you ....><>
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  5. Brother Bear I look forward to looking up these that you have mentioned thank you kind sir !!
  6. Another great true story is of George Muller, now this guy is A true man of God he was a play boy at first and wondered through life going from one party to the next, then after a few bibles studies got saved and Look out he set the standard for fund raising in the most unique way you wont believe how this man raised funds to care for for thousands of orphan children. you will have to read up to find out the rest of the story :)

    or you can cheat and watch this youtube


    I will give you a hint his faith is second to non !!!
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  7. Here is a recent one of Jim ellots story

  8. Greetings brother @Dave M

    The missionary books of the late Isobel Kuhn about how she found Christ and went on to be a missionary for the Lisu people in China are well worth reading......along with the works of Hudson Taylor also a missionary in China.
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  9. @Fragrant Grace thanks you I will check them out. Funny you mention Hudson Taylor I was getting ready to post a youtube video on him this week sometime, great minds think alike :), man that guy is inspiring. He and George Muller had very similar way to raising funds didn't they . As in only tell God what we need and he will provide and bang God provided every time truly just amazing faith they had !!

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  10. Here is another great true story of the great power of our Lord Christ giving hope


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