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Sunday Snippet: The Greatest Century of Missions… A GiveAway

January 25th, 2011 · 18 Comments

I haven’t blogged about missions for a while, I plan to correct that with a month of missions. So be ready for some interviews and missionary fun over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime to get us into the mindset I have a great book to Giveaway!!!

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This book is packed with snippets and adventures, inspiration and achievements of some of the most amazing missionary pioneers from the 19th Century. It is a fascinating read, not just the missionaries you have heard of time and time again, but more obscure ones as well. It is simply inspiring to read about people who literally gave up everything and traveled to places they didn’t know anything about and then boldly made every effort to spread the Gospel. All the while experiencing incredible personal pain, discomfort and loss. They lost family members to exotic diseases, they quite literally starved and were mercilessly persecuted. They traveled in a time when going to the next country was merely a notion and yet they went half way round the world – across the widest oceans, into the deepest jungles, through vast desserts.

I would definitely read through this book with my older kids. It has maps and illustrations to explain interesting details. There are questions at the end of each chapter. And it is filled with quotations from these great missionaries that will make you laugh and cry… It is a book that makes you stop and think “What am I doing about Matthew 28: 18-20?” Especially when almost the final quote in the book is by Isobel Kuhn: “… No, It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond.” I am praying that when my mission field of Se7en + 1 grow up they will be more than willing, in fact eager, to go wherever they are called to go.

Matthew 28:18-20 (New International Version, ©2010)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.



If you would like to win this fabulous book then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 30 January 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 andrea // Jan 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    This looks so interesting …. pick me!

  • 2 Aunty Muffin // Jan 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Missionary biographies are my favourite books to read; so I will definitely enter this one!

  • 3 Katherine // Jan 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Please enter us. we would love this book to read.

  • 4 Cara Kapp // Jan 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Would also love to read this book! Please count me in.

  • 5 Linda B // Jan 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I am so excited that you will be doing more posts on Missions! I love your posts on Missions!

  • 6 Lillian // Jan 25, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    My older kids would definitely get a lot out of it too.Thanks for including it!

  • 7 simone // Jan 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    We would love to win this book too 🙂

  • 8 melanie grant // Jan 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    We have recently been reading stories about matyrs and its very sobering when you realise how serious they were about the gospel. Always books about missionaries are inspirational, challenging and motivating.

  • 9 LindaOz // Jan 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

    My kids would love this book especially my oldest daughter who has just started Sonlight Core 200. We love to read about real life people of God!!!

  • 10 Jess // Jan 26, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Oooooh! looks good!

  • 11 Mamalion // Jan 26, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Oh! Oh! We would LOVE this book!

  • 12 Beth // Jan 27, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog.

  • 13 Anita // Jan 27, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Please enter me, it looks like a very inspiring read.

  • 14 Stacy // Jan 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This is wonderful! I have recently started reading the stories out of the book, “Hero Tales” to my little ones. This would be wonderful to have this book to read to them after we are done! Thanks for the chance!

  • 15 April O. // Jan 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    My sweet girl keeps plugging away at a hope and dream of doing mission work. That is a truly powerful dream.

    We actually have met and struck up a friendship with a family who is here in the states doing mission work . . . they are originally from your neck of the woods. Small world indeed. 😉

    And to those who wonder . . . yes the U.S. can certainly use missionaries from here or abroad too.

  • 16 Kimberly // Jan 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

    We love biographies – this would be a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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