Five Fall Favorites Day 4

6:00 AM



Awww, there is something about the fall air that begs us to get out of doors. How fitting that we are talking about bikes and missionaries today. After all, many missionaries use bikes to get around in some third world countries. I am thinking about some missionaries we support. They work to translate the Bible into some of the many languages of Africa. I have seen the pictures of local pastor, strapping the new bibles to the back of their bikes to take them to their home village. Missionaries are so inspiring. Here are a few of my favorites.

I read almost excursively non-fiction until I was fourteen. Gladys Aylward was an early favorite of mine. I loved her heart for children and I was amazed at the favor God granted her with the authorities in China.

This man is a hero in my book. I loved the stories of his faith, and smuggling the Bible into places the government had outlawed it. He is a reminder to be bold in our faith

Rose and I read Amy's biography  together when were in our early teens. I picked this book up last year and loved it. Amy's whole-hearted devotion to God is inspiring. Her love for the people of India was beautiful. 

While most people remember this man for his Olympic win, his heart was in China. I was so inspired by his time in China, and his sacrifice in the end. 

Tales of African missionaries have captured my attention for years, starting with this one. David Livingstone was man of passion, adventure, and faith. He fired my imagination. I still have a special place in my heart for him.

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  1. "A Chance to Die" is on my TBR! :)

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    1. It is an awesome! I hope it blesses you as much as it did me.

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  2. I've read biographies of all of those missionaries. And "A Chance to Die" was so good! Oh, and Gladys Aylward has always been a favorite of mine. I don't know how many different biographies and stories I've read or listened to about her. :) This is a great list!

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  3. We have tons of biographies of different missionaries and a few of these are on the shelf.

    I shall have them pick it up!

    ;)

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    1. Yes, I have a lot on my self I haven't read. making this post made me want to go read them.

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  4. A great list of biographies, Sarah. I'd especially like to read A Chance to Die sometime.

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    1. It is one of of the best. It looks so big, but doesn't feel nearly as long as it looks.

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  5. I've read a book about Amy Carmichael but not A Chance to Die. It looks really good!

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    1. I have read three books on Amy, but A Chance to Die left all the others in the dust when it came to how good it was.

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  6. I've read some different biographies of many of these people. Gladys Aylward's story is amazing!

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    1. Their stories are what make them amazing.

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  7. Olivia Bell (aka Livy)October 5, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Oh, yes! I have a whole set of Christian missionary books I found at a yard sale that I'm going to read soon! Some of the people you mentioned are in it! Did you know Brother Andrew has a great book called, "God's Smuggler"? I'm about to read it for school!

    A favorite missionary type book I love is "Kisses from Katie" by Katie Davis! And the sequel, "Daring to Hope" came out 2 days ago and I'm reading it and loving it! Definitely something to check out! I actually feel called by the Lord to be a missionary to Uganda (where the two books I mentioned are based) so I am trusting Him to take me there in the future! :D

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    1. Those sounds amazing, I will have to check them out.

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  8. Ah... I recognized those "Heroes of the Faith" books from the very top glimpse of the covers. ;) We have the entire series. Have you read Samuel Morris??? I loved that one. Though Eric Liddell was a good one too!

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    1. I read all of them I during my school years, but I don't remember Samuel Morris. This probably means it is time to reread it. :)

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  9. David Livingstone is one of my favorite missionaries. I've heard about Gladys Alward, but never read of her. I should!

    -Katja L.

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    1. She was an amazing woman. How cool that we both love David Livingstone.

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  10. Oh, I started "A chance to Die" once, but never got around to finishing it. I should try it's again sometime!

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    1. It can be intimidating because of it's size, but it is so worth it.

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