Item description for William Carey: Obliged to Go (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Christian Heroes, Then & Now) by Janet Benge & Geoff Benge...
Overview William Carey watched from the dock as the magnificent sailing ship headed for the English Channel without him. Tears filled his eyes, and deep disappointment filled his heart. What woould he tell the missionary society ? So much work awaited him half a world away. William's amazing journey to India would prove to be just the beginning of a missionary quest filled with hardship and heartache as well as tremendous victories.
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 William Carey, "the father of modern missions," displayed a single-minded determination to bring the gospel to the people of India (1761-1834).
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Studio: Y W A M Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Christian Heroes - Then and Now
Series Number 7
ISBN 1576581470 ISBN13 9781576581476
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More About Janet Benge & Geoff Benge
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 William Carey: Obliged to Go (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Christian Heroes, Then & Now)?
The Light of India - good read, sad story... Jan 4, 2008
Hello... I am a home school child who is almost 14 as of 11-30-07. As part of my home school curriculum "Sunlight" I read William Carey obliged to go. This is a book report about Mr. Carey.
William Carey is a rather easy book to read in a sense that it does not use long confusing words. The book explains the life of William Carey's struggles and high points. William Carey was the man who really started missions work in England. He established one of the first missionary societies.
William Carey started as an apprentice for a cordwainer. At Christmas time he would be allowed to take money for a tip and place it in his money box. He went to a blacksmith to drop off his boots. The blacksmith paid the shilling he owed and offered William a tip of a shilling or a sixpence. William took the shilling. What William did not know was that the shilling was made out of brass. He went to the store to buy the quill pen he wanted to buy. He gave the shopkeeper the shilling. The shopkeeper frowned and said "this shilling is not made of silver young lad, it's made out of brass if ever a coin was!" William was infuriated. He went to the cordwainers and swapped his brass shilling for the real silver shilling after which he went and bought the pen. His master found out and could have sent him to jail for life but he didn't. William paid the cordwainer a shillings worth of money out of his Christmas box. But these were only the beginning of Williams's troubles!
William Carey is someone I feel sorry for. He had troubles all the time such as his wife suffering from dysentery and dyeing, losing children, having his printing press building and manuscripts plus more than 1000 copies of the new testament all burn in a fire, and have the missionary society that he founded turn on him after his 3 "rope holders" die. Yet in all his troubles he never gave up his calling to the Hindus and Muslims
The only problem with this book is that the beginning is very hard to follow. It all clears up at around chapter 3. I recommend this book for anyone who likes good books about missionaries and their travels.
Good, Simple Primer on Carey Apr 13, 2007
I was surprised when beginning this book to find it is on a mid-high reading level. As a result, it is a simple, easy read, offering a good summary of the life and ministry of William Carey. For any one wanting to get a quick overview of William Carey, this book provides it. For any one wanting a more thorough, in-depth treatment of the man, I would recommend looking elsewhere.