Item description for Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge & Ywam Publishing...
Overview Mary Slessor pondered David Livingstone's words, "I don't care where we go as long as we go forward." "I'm not going anywhere, Mary mused. I'm twenty-seven years old. I work in a cotton mill twelve hours a day. God, Mary prayed, send me somewhere, anywhere, just send me to be a missionary. God would indeed answer the prayer of the fiery, red-haired woman from Scotland. For thirty-nine years, Mary Slessor would labor in love among the unreached, often treacherous, tribes of Africa's Calabar region. Braving sickness, danger, and death on all sides, Mary became the cherished "White Ma" to entire tribes. Her faith, steadfastness, and pioneering spirit brought her beloved adopted people their first brilliant, contrasting example of the life and freedom found in Jesus Christ. Mary Slessor's story in an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ. (1848-1915). This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.
Publishers Description "Christian Heroes: Then & Now have set a new standard of quality in Christian biography. These thrilling true adventures are the best-written biographies for ages 10 and up for thirty-nine years, this fiery mill worker from Scotland labored in love among the unreached, often treacherous, tribes of Africa's Calabar region (1848-1915).
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Studio: YWAM Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.14" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Christian Heroes - Then and Now
Series Number 10
ISBN 1576581489 ISBN13 9781576581483
Availability 0 units.
More About Janet Benge, Geoff Benge & Ywam Publishing
Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.
Janet Benge currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Janet Benge was born in 1958.
Janet Benge has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)?
riveting Jun 4, 2001
My 10-year-old and I read this as part of a home school unit on Africa. Mary Slessor is a wonderful role model for kids: scrappy, stubborn in the face of great resistance, and deeply compassionate. She helped West Africans tremendously by opening up inter-tribal trade and, perhaps most importantly, implementing peaceful alternatives to the more devastating and cruel tribal practices. The amazing thing is that she did this through a deep understanding and appreciation of native culture, as opposed to the more typical whites-are-superior-and-Africans-are-savages model of the time. The writing is not perfect by any stretch, but it's a truly great story.