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Borden of Yale

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  63 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A newly edited release of the life of the wealthy American whose sacrifice touched Egypt and the world for Christ. A Men of Faith biography.
Paperback, 207 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Bethany House Publishers (first published November 1926)
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Taylor Lunsford
Nov 27, 2015 Taylor Lunsford rated it really liked it
Borden of Yale tells the story of a young man, William Borden who lived at the turn of the 20th century with a heart for God. The book is truly inspiring as it depicts William's life from childhood to college to seminary school then to the short time beyond. While William died at age 25, he impacted the world in such a way nobody could say he left anything unfinished.

As a current college student William's story was so inspiring and impacted me in more ways than I expected. There are so many les
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Will Lohnes
Sep 02, 2015 Will Lohnes rated it it was amazing
I read an older library copy but the undeniable power of a totally surrendered life to God hit hard. Here is a young man of Borden fortune with all that the world has to offer at his fingertips and he gives it up and away. As he wrote in his Bible, "No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets." He died of cerebral meningitis at 25 in Egypt preparing to minister in China. On his Epitaph of William Whiting Borden (1887-1913)...
A man in Christ
He arose and forsook all and followed Him,
Kindly affectione
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Charis Flanders
William Borden did not succumb to the enticements of wealth, privilege or academic success, though all could have defined and redirected his short life. To the end, "a life of real consecration to the work of God" was his aim. Samuel Zwemer, Borden's mentor and friend during his time in Cairo did not believe Borden's death was in vain: "Of course it will cost a life. It is not an expedition of ease nor a picnic excursion to which we are called... it is going to cost many a life, and not lives on ...more
Kari
Nov 13, 2015 Kari rated it it was amazing
This book is one I'll probably buy at some point, and read to my kids as preparation for their own missions. The comments by various people in this book illustrate things I always wondered about as a teen but never heard straight-forward enough answers to, to show what great work teenagers can do, without always having to be waiting and just preparing to be an adult. This book almost seems to show me that being a missionary is the work of very young people. Anyway, I also have distant cousins wh ...more
Jim
Nov 07, 2009 Jim rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an amazing biography! I understand this book is out of print. I picked it up in my church library. William Borden was an unknown to me before reading it. It profoundly moved me! What a life! He was described as "a man with the frame of an athlete, the mind of a scholar, the grasp of a theologian as regards God’s truth, and the heart of a little child, full of faith and love.” Used of God in a mighty way. Hands down, the most moving book I've read in years. Since picking it up a week or ...more
Dan
May 26, 2012 Dan rated it liked it
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Another Christian biography that is an outstanding story of an outstanding man. Unfortunately as with George Mueller, this book was not well written. In spite of that, working through it had value is seeing the result of his life, though presented very one-sided in this book. He was a very wealthy aristocrat who lived for ministry among the poor and lost, and is a worthy example for any era.
Wayne
A great book about a great life. Hard to read, mostly content was from his letters. If you love reading about some of Christianities forgotten heroes, this one is good.
Phil
Dec 20, 2008 Phil rated it really liked it
What an unselfish life from someone who had it all!
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Another great young man of faith in Jesus.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
(2)missionary biographies

She's had books published under the names Mrs. Howard Taylor (Library of Congress lists her books by this name) & Geraldine Guinness Taylor.
Born Mary Geraldine Guinness. She was a missionary in China and was married to Howard Taylor.
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