From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions

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Zondervan, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 526 pages
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This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest.From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book.From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring---an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.
  

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I thought this was a good overview of a broad swath of missions history and the various figures around the world who made sacrifices for the cause of Christ. I could use this book with my kids by ... Read full review

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Contents

List of Graphics
11
Evangelizing the Roman Empire
21
Missionary Tradition of the Apostles
22
Pauls Missionary Journeys
28
Polycarp The Bettmann Archive
31
The Roman Empire
35
Baptizing the Masses
44
Medieval Europe
48
Robert Morrison
180
J Hudson Taylor
187
The Lammermuir Party Overseas Missionary Fellowship
194
Jonathan Goforth
202
Preaching in Paradise
208
The Pacific Islands
210
Hiram Bingham
215
John G Paton
227

Boniface at Feismar The Bettmann Archive
49
Francis Xavier
64
Seeking the Noble Savage
71
John Eliot
75
American Indian Missions in New England
77
David Brainerd
83
Statue of Marcus Whitman
89
Whitmans Travels and Mission in the Oregon Territory
90
Dawn of Protestant Missions
97
Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf
101
The Moravian Church around the World
102
Confronting Ancient Creeds
121
William Carey Religious News Service
124
Adoniram Judson
131
India and Burma
136
Alexander Duff
142
The White Mans Graveyard
147
Africa
152
Robert Moffat
155
Livingstones Travels in Southern Africa
159
Calabar West Africa
171
MarySlessor
172
Barbarians Not Welcome
176
Far East Asia
179
Mission Field in the Desert
233
Henry Martyn
238
Maude Cary
249
Morocco
250
A Contrast in Receptivity
254
Mabel Francis
275
SecondClass Citizens
287
Amy Carmichael Dohnavur Fellowship
299
Gladys Aylwards Travels through Europe and Asia
307
Forsaking Wealth and Prestige
312
Depending on God Alone
335
South and Central America
351
The Call for Specialization
364
Bangladesh
374
Transmitting Towers of Trans World Radio
385
Yankee Go Home
399
Younger Churches Reach Out
420
Reaching Tomorrows World
439
Appealing to the Masses
458
Irian Jaya
476
Postscript
479
General Bibliography
513
General Index
519
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About the author (2004)

Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has taught mission studies and church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of dozens of articles and eighteen books, including the award-winning From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya. Visit her website at www.RuthTucker.com.

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