This is probably the hardest day to do. I’ve read a lot of books about missionaries, but it was when I was a lot younger, so I’m really digging deep into my memory banks. And that’s also why three of the five are children’s fiction. So, here are my top five.
The Mayflower Secret by Dave and Neta Jackson
Although probably not really a missionary story, the pilgrim’s did bring the Gospel to the New World, so I’m counting it anyway. This is a fun reimagining of the story of the Mayflower’s journey and how the people survived after arriving in the New World. All through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl. I recommend it for anyone, but especially for anyone 8-12.
George Mueller: The Guardian of Bristol’s Orphans by Geoff and Janet Benge
A man of faith. That’s how I would describe George Mueller. At least once he left his wastrel ways. This is probably what would be considered narrative non-fiction. It’s sort of a cross between fiction and non-fiction (same with the next book on my list). It tells of the major points in George Mueller’s life from when he was a runaway from college to when he prayed for milk for breakfast while the children of the orphanage sat around the breakfast table to the moment of his death.
Eric Liddell: Something Greater Than Gold by Geoff and Janet Benge
One of the fastest runners of his time, Eric Liddell gave up running to reach the people of China for the gospel. He followed the call of God on his life and served there until WWII broke out and he was put into a prison camp. Unless my memory is failing me which is possible. He was a great man who knew that God was greater than any gold medal.
Flight of the Fugitives by Dave and Neta Jackson
Gladys Aylward was another missionary to China. She is renowned for stopping the law for girls to have their feet wrapped to keep them small. She is also known for rescuing many orphan girls from unknown fates. This fictionalized story follows the life of a six-year-old girl whom Gladys buys from her gypsy owner. Gladys, Mei-en, and the other girls in her charge leave on foot to flee the bombs falling on their city.
The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee by Dave and Neta Jackson
Most people have heard of Nate Saint and his sacrifice on the beach near the Auca village. This is the fictionalized story of eleven-year-old Niwa as he sees the airplane letting down supplies for his village and then witnesses the murder of Nate Saint and his companions. All Niwa wants is peace, but the rest of his village wants war.
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- Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
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