David Livingstone: Man of Prayer and Action

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Christian Liberty Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 129 pages
His dream was to end the slave trade in Africa and establish Christianity and lawful commerce on the continent---a dream that was finally realized after his death. Explore the inspiring life of this courageous Scottish missionary and doctor who believed that "the salvation of men ought to be the chief desire and aim of every Christian." Grades 8 to 12.
 

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User Review  - Revere GodAndHisWord - Christianbook.com

Based upon Livingstone's actual journal, this book provides a fair treatment of this godly man and his life, unlike many others of his modern biographies. I found it to be very readable and inspiring ... Read full review

User Review  - Nancy L - Christianbook.com

I am sure that David Livingstone was a very interesting man, but this book does not reflect that. I was disappointed to see that someone who was a missionary and explorer in Africa could have his tale told in such a dry format. Read full review

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Page xiii - People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our God, which we can never repay \ Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter?
Page xiii - I beg to direct your attention to Africa : I know that in a few years I shall be cut off in that country, which is now open ; do not let it be shut again ! I go back to Africa to try to make an open path for commerce and Christianity ; do you carry out the work which I have begun. I LEAVE IT WITH YOU !" In a prefatory letter prefixed to the volume entitled Dr.
Page xii - God shouted for joy, but my mind was carried back to him, who, '• though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, that we through his poverty might be made rich.

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