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Subject: Great missionary autobiography
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 4:55 PM ET
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I'm reading "Evidence Not Seen" by Darlene Deibler Rose. She and her husband (they had just gotten married) went to the jungles in WWII and they (along with the other missionaries) were captured and, well, I'll leave it at that, but very, very good book! Just wanted to mention it. Has anyone read it? Anyone have other recommendations of missionary biographies / autobiographies?

Date Posted: 10/30/2011 6:13 PM ET
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I believe I read the book years ago, and I heard Darlene Rose interviewed on a Christian radio show- Focus on the Family or one like that. This was a long time ago but I remember it was good. I liked Through Gates of Splendor and other books by Elisabeth Elliot that I read awhile ago.

Date Posted: 11/7/2011 2:23 PM ET
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The Book "In The Presence of My Enemies" by Burnham .  It is a really good missionary biography - a story about missionaries in the Philippines.

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 12:59 AM ET
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"Evidence Not Seen" was my all time favorite missionary book ever!! So good! But I also liked "Its a Jungle Out There", Life's a Jungle", and "Jungle Calls", as well as "Through Gates of Spendor", "The Little Woman" about Gladys Aylward, "Brother Andrew", "The Preacher's Wife" and "Tortured For Christ" although its not really a missionary book persay, but true testimony of a Christian living for Christ under Communism.

Date Posted: 11/15/2011 7:43 PM ET
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Hudson Taylor Spirtual Secret by Howard (his son) Taylor is an excellent read.  A summary is below.


A spiritual biography of the "father of modern missions," Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret poses the question: What empowered Hudson Taylor's ministry in China' The answer: a fierce faith that believed God truly would fulfill the promises in His Word. Written by the missionary statesman's son and daughter-in-law, this book is intended for Christians who "need and long for just the inward joy and power that Hudson Taylor found." Hudson Taylor's secret, it turns out, is available to any who call on Christ's name. "An easy, non-self-denying life will never be one of power," Taylor said. "Fruit-bearing involves cross-bearing. There are not two Christs--an easygoing one for easygoing Christians, and a suffering, toiling one for exceptional believers. There is only one Christ. Are you willing to abide in Him, and thus to bear much fruit'"

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Date Posted: 11/17/2011 2:44 PM ET
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One of my favorites:


And The Word Came With Power

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Date Posted: 11/19/2011 5:27 PM ET
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Green Leaf in Time of Drought Time by Isobel Kuhn. (Missionaries in China)

The followin are medical missionaries and the author is Dorothy Clarke Wilson

Doctor Ida

Granny Brand

Take My Hands

Ten Fingers for God