By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt Into Faith, Isobel Kuhn
Who would have thought Isobel Kuhn would have ended up a missionary to far off tribal people? Certainly not Isobel. Seduced by modernism and the lures of this world, God, in a way that God can only do, captured her heart, answered her doubts, and sent her to the Lisu people of China.
Bruchko, Bruce Olsen
What happens when a 19-year old boy leaves home against his parents’ wishes and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians?...In Bruce Olson’s experience it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, torture. Are these the fruits of a young boy’s dreams to serving God? Hardly. But what Bruce Olsen discovered by trial and error brings a revolutionary message to traditional missionary activity.
The Costly Call, Emir Fethi Caner and H. Edward Pruitt
Not strictly a biography, readers are sure to be moved and inspired by the stories of Hassan from Malaysia, Muusa from the West Bank, Aisha from Saudi Arabia, and sixteen other Muslims who found Christ and tenaciously persevere in their faith despite the terror and sacrifice that comes with it.
End of the Spear, Steve Saint
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. End of the Spear chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the book, Through Gates of Splendor.
Eric Liddell: Pure Gold, David McCasland
As one of the central characters of the Academy Award winning film Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell’s quest for Olympic gold is well known. What is lesser chronicled is his passion for China and his death in a Japanese prison camp after 20 years of ministry among the Chinese. In this volume, David McCasland provides the full story of Eric Liddell that will give you new esteem for this great man of faith.
Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II, Darlene Deibler Rose
This is the true story of a young American missionary woman’s courage and triumph of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.
Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman, Gladys Aylward
A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No, God's call on the life of Gladys Aylward. 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!
God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew
The missionary story of a Christian missionary who has carried the Word of God to every Communist country, preaching to underground worshipers and smuggling the Bible to believers behind the Iron Curtain.
Heavenly Man, Brother Yun
A dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders alive today. Brother Yun, among other things, is part of the Back to Jerusalem movement that seeks to take the Gospel westward to Jerusalem.
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor
Hudson Taylor revolutionized modern missions and established the largest and most revolutionary missions movement of his time. Read in this book the spiritual secret he learned in the process.
In the Hollow of His Hand, Doris & Larry Puckett
Experience the highs and lows of life as seen through the life and times of Larry & Doris Puckett, missionaries to the indigenous peoples of Mexico for nearly 40 years. Their life-threatening adventures are one of a kind and engage both adults and children alike.
The Journals of Jim Elliott, Jim Elliott
I read this book when at tournament in New York after my freshman year in college, and I couldn't put it down. Here was someone that was as enthusiastic and physical as I was, but whose faith was much more ardent much more real. These journal entries, from Jim's days in college to his time in Ecuador prior to his death, will challenge you in their depth.
Peace Child, Don Richardson
Incredible enough that a young couple would chose to live with cannibalistic, stone-age tribe, but more incredible to hear how they came to explain the grace of God among a people who held treachery as their highest virtue and Judas as the Bible's greatest hero.
Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall and Denver Moore
“A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story of love so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.” This book will move your heart for those who live along side you in the city.
Through Gates of Splendor, Elisabeth Elliot
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 and would in the years following would spawn one of the greatest periods of missionary recruitment in modern history.