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Mary Slessor

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Amidst the millions of committed Christians in each generation, a handful rise to special prominence. Learn more about their exciting and inspiring lives in Barbour's "Heroes of the Faith" series.Called to devote her life as a missionary, she went to africa to teach the natives who soon called her "Queen of Calabar".
Paperback, 207 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Barbour Publishing
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Oct 26, 2015 Matthias rated it it was amazing
The book “The Queen of Okoyong - Mary Slessor” was written by W.P. Livingstone. It was published in London and it is the ninth edition. It is a true story of adventure heroism and faith. The author puts a big weight on Mary’s courage. She was a woman who was always afraid but the author made sure to emphasize how much courage she had when she went to help others who were in danger. The book is divided into 11 Chapters. It is written in a way thats easy to read. The authors language is clear and ...more
The life of Mary Slessor is told in a straightforward, concrete, manner for readers of all ages (child through adult) in this Sam Wellman biography. Mary admired Livingstone and sought to emulate his endeavors to take the Gospel into the interior to open Africa to trade and curb the pagan tribal practices that caused people to live in fear.

Rather than getting bogged down with a modern assessment of Mary's work, which was closely tied to imperialism, Wellman chooses to tell Mary's story in her ti
The topic was fascinating, but the author's writing style was annoying.
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Sam Wellman, PhD, is a writer of numerous biographies. He has traveled to Germany many times and twice stayed for several months (in Berlin and Wittenberg). He blogs and tweets on Martin Luther and Frederick the Wise. He lives near Wichita, Kansas.
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