Missionary Biographies

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Books

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: a biographical history of Christian missions
Guardians of the Great Commission: the story of women in modern missions
Through Gates of Splendor: Jim Elliott.
Shadow of the Almighty. Elizabeth Elliott.
End of the Spear: Steve Saint.
Peace Child
Bruchko
American Protestant Women in World Mission
A chance to die
Eternity in their Hearts
The Triumph of John and Betty Stam
Evidence not Seen: a woman’s miraculous faith in the jungles of World War II
Passion for the Impossible: the life of Lilias Trotter
Ann Judson – Heroine of Burma
To the Golden Shore: the life of Adoniram Judson
Lords of the Earth: an incredible but true story from the stone-age hell of Papua’s jungle
By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt Into Faith. Isobel Kuhn, missionary to China
In the Arena. The continuing story of Isobel Kuhn.
Green Leaf in Drought: the story of reluctant exodus, when the last CIM members were forced from Communist China
Stones of Fire: Mary, a young Lisu tribeswoman, challenged by Isobel Kuhn
Ascent to the Tribes: Pioneering in North Thailand
Precious Things of the Lasting Hills
Children of the Hills: Isobel Kuhn and the move of God among the Lisu people
Second-Mile People: six friends/colleagues of Isobel Kuhn whose lives made a deep impression
Nests Above the Abyss: sharing life and spiritual battles with the Lisu people
Mountain Rain: bio of James O. Fraser, and mission to tribes in SW China, northern Burma, major people movement
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret: classic biography of missionary to China, founder of CIM/OMF.
God’s Smuggler: the story of Brother Andrew, Bible smuggler
Anointed for Burial: the story of a move of God in Cambodia just prior to Khmer Rouge
And the Word came with Power: How God met and changed a people forever. Joanne Shetler.
Tramp for the Lord: Corrie Ten Boom, picks up where The Hiding Place left off.
Living on the Devil’s Doorstep: Floyd McClung
There’s a Sheep in my Bathtub: birth of a Mongolian church planting movement
The Space between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary: David Joannes
Sixteen Seasons: Stories from a missionary family in Tajikistan

Articles

Tucker, Ruth. “Unbecoming ladies.” Link
Women, mission and medicine: Clara Swain, Anna Kugler and early medical endeavors in Colonial India – Link
Missionaries with attitude: a women’s mission in Northwestern China – Link
Women Missionaries in India: Opening Up the Restrictive Policies of Rufus Anderson – Link
Becoming All Things to All People: Early Moravian Missions to Native North Americans – Link
Evangelist or Homemaker? Mission Strategies of Early Nineteenth-Century Missionary Wives in Burma and Hawaii – Link

IBMR Legacies

John Sung – Link
The legacy of Pandita Ramabai: Mahatma of Mukti, Link
The legacy of Franz Mayr – Africa, S Rhodesia, Swaziland – Link
Ralph Winter, 1924-2009 – Link
The legacy of Philip Beach Sullivan – China – Link
The legacy of Marcello Zago, OMI – Laos – Link
The legacy of Elizabeth Russell – Japan – Link
The legacy of Jacob A. Loewen – Colombia, S America, Africa – Link
The legacy of James Dougall – Ch of Scotland Foreign Mission Committee – Link
The legacy of Rudolf Christian Friedrich Lechler – Link
In the shadow of the missionary Captain: Cape. James Wilson & The LMS Mission to the Pacific – Link
The legacy of Melvill Horne – Link
The legacy of Yohanna Gowon – Link
The legacy of Pierre Claverie – Link
The legacy of Olav Guttorm Myklebust – Link
The legacy of Ion Keith-Falconer – Link
The legacy of Francis Thomas McDougall – Link
The legacy of Paul and Clara Gebauer – Link
The legacy of Elizabeth Fairburn Colenso – Link
The legacy of Hilda Lazarus – Link
The legacy of Ernest Oliver – Link
The legacy of Francois Elbertus Daubanton – Link
The legacy of Samuel Bacon Fairbank – Link
The legacy of John Duncan – Link
The legacy of Anthony Norris Groves – Link
The legacy of John Amos Comenius – Link
The legacy of Dorothy Davis Cook – Link
The Legacy of Walter Rauschenbusch: A Life Informed by Mission – Link
The legacy of Archibald B. Reekie – Link
The Legacy of Leslie E. Maxwell – Link
The legacy of Byang Kato – Link
The legacy of Francois Libermann – Link
The Legacy of John Schuette, S.V.D. – Link
The Legacy of James Gilmour – Link
The Legacy of M. D. Opara – Link
The Legacy of Robert Henry Codrington – Link
The Legacy of William Shellabear – Link
The Legacy of Isabella Lilias Trotter – Link
The Legacy of Shoki Coe – Link
The Legacy of Robert Reid Kalley – Link
The Legacy of Mary Slessor – Link
The Legacy of the Gulicks, 1827–1964 – Link
The Legacy of Orlando Costas – Link
The Legacy of Bengt Sundkler – Link
The Legacy of Edwin W. Smith – Link
The Legacy of William Milne – Link
The Legacy of Eugene de Mazenod, O.M.I. – Link
The Legacy of Timothy Richard – Link
The Legacy of Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff – Link
The Legacy of George Sherwood Eddy – Link
The Legacy of Johann Ludwig Krapf – Link
The Legacy of Eugene Stock – Link
The Legacy of William Ward and Joshua and Hannah Marshman – Link
The Legacy of Christian Friedrich Schwartz – Link
The Legacy of John Ross – Link
The Legacy of Thomas Chalmers – Link
The Legacy of Melvin L. Hodges – Link
The Legacy of George Brown – Link
The Legacy of Robert Morrison – Link
The Legacy of James Legge – Link
The Legacy of Adoniram Judson – Link
The Legacy of Harry and Susan Strachan – Link
The Legacy of Robert Arthington – Link
The Legacy of Jeremiah Evarts – Link
The Legacy of Robert Mackie – Link
Jonathan Edwards: Missionary Biographer, Theologian, Strategist, Administrator, Advocate—and Missionary – Link
The Legacy of Mary Josephine Rogers – Link
The Legacy of John J. Considine, M.M. – Link
The Legacy of George Grenfell – Link
The Legacy of J. C. Hoekendijk – Link
The Legacy of Franz Michael Zahn – Link
The Legacy of James Johnson – Link
The Legacy of Pierre Jean de Menasce – Link
The Legacy of Karl Gottlieb Pfander – Link
The Legacy of Amy Carmichael – Link
The Legacy of Horace Newton Allen – Link
The Legacy of Charles Henry Brent – Link
The Legacy of David J. Bosch – Link
The Legacy of Vincent Lebbe – Link
The Legacy of John Ritchie – Link
Betsey Stockton: Pioneer American Missionary – Link
The Continuing Legacy of Stephen Neill – Link
Murray T. Titus: Missionary and Islamic Scholar – Link
Anastasios Yannoulatos: Modern-Day Apostle – Link
The Legacy of John Philip – Link
The Legacy of Donald Fraser – Link
The Legacy of Charles Simeon – Link
The Legacy of Claudius Buchanan – Link
The Legacy of Lars Peter Larsen – Link
The Legacy of Friedrich Schwager – Link
The Legacy of William Taylor – Link
The Legacy of Henry G. Appenzeller – Link
The Legacy of W. A. P. Martin – Link
The Legacy of Pius XI – Link
The Legacy of Jacób Jocz – Link
The Legacy of Lewis Bevan Jones – Link
The Legacy of Lottie Moon – Link
The Legacy of Ruth Rouse – Link
The Legacy of William Carey – Link
The Legacy of Henry Martyn – Link
The Legacy of Samuel Ajayi Crowther – Link
The Legacy of A. B. Simpson – Link
The Legacy of W. A. Visser ’t Hooft – Link
The Legacy of John Alexander Mackay – Link
The Legacy of Donald A. McGavran – Link
The Legacy of Alan R. Tippett – Link
The Legacy of Robert P. Wilder – Link
The Legacy of Thomas Fowell Buxton – Link
The Legacy of John Livingston Nevius – Link
The Legacy of Fredrik Franson – Link
The Legacy of Helen B. Montgomery and Lucy W. Peabody – Link
The Legacy of R. Pierce Beaver – Link
The Legacy of Daniel Johnson Fleming – Link
The Legacy of Charles W. Ranson – Link
The Legacy of Sadhu Sundar Singh – Link
The Legacy of Thomas Valpy French – Link
The Legacy of Roland Allen – Link
The Legacy of J. Waskom Pickett – Link
The Legacy of Maurice Leenhardt – Link
The Legacy of Toyohiko Kagawa – Link
The Legacy of Nathan Söderblom – Link
The Legacy of Bishop Francis X. Ford – Link
The Legacy of Norman Goodall – Link
The Legacy of Ida S. Scudder – Link
The Legacy of Stephen Neill – Link
The Legacy of David Livingstone – Link
The Legacy of Adoniram Judson Gordon – Link
The Legacy of Arthur Judson Brown – Link
The Legacy of Samuel M. Zwemer – Link
The Legacy of William Wadé Harris – Link
The Legacy of V. S. Azariah – Link
The Legacy of C. F. Andrews – Link
The Legacy of J. H. Oldham – Link
The Legacy of Florence Allshorn – Link
Pioneers in Mission: Zinzendorf and the Moravians – Link
The Legacy of H. P. S. Schreuder – Link
The Legacy of J. Hudson Taylor – Link
The Legacy of Arthur Tappan Pierson – Link
The Legacy of Karl Hartenstein – Link
The Legacy of D. T. Niles – Link
The Legacy of William Paton – Link
The Legacy of Frank Charles Laubach – Link
The Legacy of Johan Herman Bavinck – Link
The Legacy of A. G. Hogg – Link
The Legacy of E. Stanley Jones – Link
The Legacy of T. C. Chao – Link
The Legacy of Walter Freytag – Link
The Legacy of Paul David Devanandan – Link
The Legacy of Karl Ludvig Reichelt – Link
The Legacy of John R. Mott – Link
The Legacy of Max Warren – Link
The Legacy of William Owen Carver – Link
Temple Gairdner’s Legacy – Link
Wilhelm Schmidt’s Legacy – Link
The Legacy of Hendrik Kraemer – Link
The Legacy of Gustav Warneck – Link
The Legacy of Duncan Black Macdonald – Link
Bruno Gutmann’s Legacy – Link
The Legacy of R. Kenneth Strachan – Link
The Legacy of J. N. Farquhar – Link
The Legacy of Rufus Anderson – Link
The Legacy of Alexander Duff – Link
Robert E. Speer’s Legacy – Link
The Legacy of Kenneth Scott Latourette – Link
Henry Venn’s Legacy – Linkt

Websites

Dictionary of African Christian Biography
Dictionary of Asian Christianity