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A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael


by Elisabeth Elliot (Author)

A Chance to Die is a vibrant portrayal of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as "Amma," or "mother," as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children.
Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master.
Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.

At the Foot of the Snows

by David Watters (Author), Steve Watters (Author), Daniel Watters (Author)


At the Foot of the Snows tells the inspiring story of an American family living among the virtually unknown Kham Magar of Nepal, developing a deep bond of friendship that transcended their cultural divide. Through years of study and hard work, they translated Scripture into the Kham language, igniting a spark of interest in the gospel that would fan to life through years of persecution. Through it all, David and Nancy Watters struggled to demonstrate that gospel to these people who lived, in the words of the Khams, "at the foot of the snows."

Becoming Elizabeth Elliott

by Ellen Vaughn (Author), Joni Earekson Tada (Foreword)


Elisabeth Elliot was a young missionary in Ecuador when members of a violent Amazonian tribe savagely speared her husband Jim and his four colleagues. Incredibly, prayerfully, Elisabeth took her toddler daughter, snakebite kit, Bible, and journal . . . and lived in the jungle with the Stone-Age people who killed her husband. Compelled by her friendship and forgiveness, many came to faith in Jesus.

End of the Spear

by Steve Saint (Author)


Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. There, Steve learns long-buried secrets about his father's murder, confronts difficult choices, and finds himself caught between two worlds. Soon to be a major motion picture (January 2006), End of the Spear brilliantly chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the bestselling book, Through Gates of Splendor.

Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
by Darlene Deibler Rose (Author)


The True Story of One Woman's Triumph of Faith

Newlywed American missionary Darlene Deibler Rose survived four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp set deep in the jungles of New Guinea. Thinking she was never to see her husband again, Darlene Rose was forced to sign a false confession and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

by Gladys Aylward (Author), Christine Hunter (Contributor)


With no mission board to support or guide her, and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging around her, she struggled to bring the basics of life and the fullness of God to orphaned children. Time after time, God triumphed over impossible situations, and drew people to Himself. The Little Woman tells the story of one woman's determination to serve God at any cost. With God all things are possible!
A true story of a determined missionary, Gladys Aylward : The Little Woman will challenge you to bold and expectant faith.

God’s Smuggler

by Brother Andrew (Author), John Sherrill (Author), Elizabeth Sherrill (Author)


In the anniversary edition of this electrifying real-life story, readers are gripped from the first page by the harrowing account of a young man who risked his life to smuggle Bibles through the borders of closed nations. Now, sixty years after Brother Andrew first prayed for God's miracle protection, this expanded edition of a classic work encourages new readers to meet this remarkable man and his mission for the first time.
Working undercover for God, a mission that continues to this day, has made Brother Andrew one of the all-time heroes of the faith. His narrow escapes from danger to share the love of Jesus will encourage and embolden believers in their own walks of faith.

Green Leaf in Drought

by Isobel Kuhn (Author)


This is the story of the reluctant exodus, when the last China Inland Mission members were forced from Communist China. The experiences of Arthur and Wilda Mathews answer the question: Can a Christian grow in the direst circumstances?

Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe

by Bruce Olson (Author)


Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called “more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct.” Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson’s story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. “[Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic. Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes.” —Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission

I Dared to Call Him Father: The Miraculous Story of a Muslim Woman's Encounter with God

by Richard Schneider (Author), Bilquis Sheikh (Author)


I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down-and put her life in danger. Originally published in 1978, the book has sold 300,000 copies and is a classic in Muslim evangelism. The 25th anniversary edition includes an afterword by a missionary friend of Bilquis who plays a prominent role in the story and an appendix on how the East enriches the West.

I Think God Wants Me to Be a Missionary: Issues to Deal With Long Before You Say Goodbye

by Neal Pirolo (Author)


Prompted by the high attrition rate of missionaries who do not first "count the cost" of cross-cultural ministry, Neal Pirolo offers this book to help candidates look closely at scores of issues that should be clarified long before they say, "Good-bye." In an easy-to-read style of dialogue, four young people represent thousands of people who are making the statement: "I Think God Wants Me to be a Missionary

In the Arena

by Isobel S. Kuhn (Author)


In the Arena continues the story of Isobel Kuhn. Christians are on display, like someone condemned to die in the arena. Isobel was convinced that the trials of her life are "arena experiences" and her most valuable lessons.

Is Life so Dear

by Brother Andrew (Author)


Isobel Kuhn: The Canadian Girl Who Felt God's Call to the Lisu People of China (Women of Faith) by Lois Hoadley Dick (Author)


An inspiring account of the Canadian girl who felt God's call to the Lisu people of China. A Women of Faith biography.

J Hudson Taylor: God's Man in China

by Mary Taylor (Author)


This is a one volume condensation of the two-volume classic biography of Hudson Taylor written nearly a century ago. The touching story of a life of simple trust in God and total dedication to God proved God's faithfulness in his eventful and fruitful life.

Mountain Rain: A New Biography of James O. Fraser (Missionary Life Series)

by Eileen Crossman (Author), M. E. Tewskesbury (Editor)


James Fraser was only twenty-two when he abandoned a promising career and went to China. At first sight of the Lisu tribes people of Yunnan province he felt an immediate affection for them, and for the rest of his life he labored to bring them to Christ and to Christian maturity. Packed with personal letters, insightful anecdotes and riveting stories of missionary life in China, this superb biography by Eileen Crossman, his daughter, shines with God's constant faithfulness and power over evil.

Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century

Peace Child

by Don Richardson (Author)


In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child told their unforgettable story of living among these headhunting cannibals who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The peace child became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This new edition of Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.

Splendor of God

by Honore Willsie Morrow (Author)


Founding of first American Baptist mission in Burma by Adoniram Judson.

The Dayuma Story: Life Under Auca Spears

by Ethel Emily Wallis (Author)

Five young missionaries were martyred by the fierce Auca tribe of Ecuador and their sacrifice was related in "Through Gates of Splendor" and "The End of the Spear." This continuation of that tragic story deals with a young Auca woman, Dayuma, who flees from her tribe and meets Rachel Saint, sister of one of the martyred missionaries, who converts the young woman to Christianity. The book deals with what happened after Dayuma returned to her savage tribe.

The Impossible Dream

by Calvin and Carol Conkey (Author), Allyson Baldwin (Author), Scott Tompkins (Editor)


"I don't see how it can be done. This is an impossible dream." These words from a respected colleague didn't stop Calvin and Carol Conkey. God had given them the huge vision of reaching over two hundred mega-people groups with a culturally relevant gospel presentation—a task that should take three lifetimes. The Conkeys brought their impossible dream to God and trusted Him to accomplish what they could not. They gave their faith and the cameras in their hands to God, and He accomplished the impossible. In the last thirty years, their films have reached millions of unreached people. This book is for those willing to dream big with God. Story after story will encourage you to believe that nothing is too big for God. When He plants a dream in your heart, He will make it possible.

The Small Woman

by Alan Burgess (Author)

This is the true story of Gladys Aylward, a London palormaid who dreamed of going to China as a missionary. Despite the fact that she was unable to obtain organizational backing because of her lack of education, she determined to reach her goal without help of anyone. And so, in 1930, equipped with her railroad tickets, her Bible, ninepence in coin and two one-pound traveler's checks, she traveled alone across Siberia -- and her amazing adventures began. Her life became a series of dramatic events. She quelled a prison riot; she rescued a child from a child-dealer; she converted the exalted Mandarin of the district to Christianity. She is most famous for the rescue of 100 homeless children which she led in an epic journey across the wild mountains to safety during the war with Japan.

Through Gates of Splendor

by Elisabeth Elliot (Author)

Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed.

We Died Before We Came Here

by Emily Foreman (Author)


If not you, who? If not now, when? This was the challenge answered by Stephen Foreman and his wife, Emily, when they traded in their American white picket fence for a giant, dusty sandbox as missionaries in the deserts of North Africa. Stephen had given Emily a well-read copy of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs on their first date, a telling foreshadowing of the ultimate cost he would pay when, at 39, he was shot and killed by al-Qaeda operatives. His life and death planted a seed of boldness and inspiration in the hearts of local believers. This seed would grow and multiply efforts to help reach the very goal that Stephen was willing to give his life for―glorifying God and seeing his Kingdom established among the nations.

When God Comes Calling; the Call That Strikes Fear into the Hearts of Countless American Christians - "Go Ye Into All the World

by Mike Linville (Author)


An inspiring story of how God sent a typical Midwestern family of five to the mission field, helping them overcome countless obstacles to build a Bible College in Ukraine.

William Carey

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