Here we’ve gathered together a mix of all-time classic Missionary stories along with some newer voices. Taking you from one side of the world to the other, they offer adventure and a Gospel message all rolled into one.
Here’s our pick of 7 Christian books: Missionary Biographies:
By Jackie Pullinger
In 1966, Jackie Pullinger set sail from Britain with little inclination that she would be ‘called’ by God to the Walled City. Jackie Pullinger’s missionary autobiography tells of how her strong faith encouraged brutal Triad gangsters to convert, prostitutes to quit, and drug addicts to clean up.
By Katie Davis and Beth Clark
‘Kisses From Katie’ is the true story about an average teenage girl who stepped outside of the expected to do something extraordinary – leaving her comfortable future, adopting 14 Ugandan children and loving a war-torn nation.
By Gladys Aylward and Christine Hunter
A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No. 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.
By Bruce Olson
What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions.
By Chrissie Chapman
Trained as a midwife, Chrissie Chapman went to Burundi in the eighties to open a maternity clinic and dispensary in a rural area of the country. She had been there just three years when a coup was declared, and the country descended into a state of civil war. One night, she and David Ndarahutse, the mission director, were sitting praying amid the fighting, when David said, “Chrissie, look up.” There were dozens of angels standing on top of the walls of the healing centre. That was the night the angels came.
By Pete Portal
No Neutral Ground is the gripping account of Pete Portal’s move from London to Manenberg, of addicts and gangsters meeting Jesus and being transformed, and how he went from living with a heroin addict to helping establish a church community – and all the heartbreak and failure along the way.
By Roger Steer
Classic story of the man who founded the largest mission in China. The amazing life-story of Hudson Taylor shows the trials and tribulations of being a man in Christ. Driven by a deep concern for those without Christ and having unshakable confidence in the faithfulness of God, he moved to a far and distant country at an early age.