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Behind the Ranges: biography of J. O. Fraser of Lisuland, Southwest China

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Cover title: Behind the Ranges: the Story of J.O. Fraser"

Back cover: "The stories of struggles and victories of missionary pioneers are exciting and interesting. Behind The Ranges is no exception. From James Fraser's days of youthful adventure in England to his glorious home-going while working among his beloved Lisu, his biography throbs with the excitement of God's work
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Published September 28th 1975 by Moody press (first published January 1st 1944)
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Natalie Vellacott
Apr 24, 2016 Natalie Vellacott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this great recommendation via this blog post of "Top Ten Missionary Biographies" which is worth checking out;

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...

I loved this book. It consists of a combination of narration and excerpts from letters written by Fraser to his mother whilst he was on the mission field. There were too many great quotes to list but I will share some of them to tell the outline of the story in the hope that you will read this for yourselves....

Fraser headed to China det
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Mattandbecky Hancock
Truly inspiring to me! Fraser's life highlights God's strength through prayer in the midst of intense spiritual warfare in missions.
Matthias
Oct 26, 2015 Matthias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is written in simple words, but the words are arranged in such way that it may take the reader several times to read it. Its an amazing book, and it is very touching. Mrs. Howard Taylor shows very well how important prayer was to James Fraser and how much God helped him because he put all his trust in him. The book includes some old black and white pictures, which were taking back in the time that Fraser lived in. It makes the book sound more real than it already is, because the reader ...more
Carol
May 14, 2009 Carol rated it it was amazing
In this magnificent spiritual biography, the chapter that has helped me the most in my personal life was "Powers of Darkness."

Just before the breaking of the brilliant dawn of salvation among the Lisu people, James Fraser underwent tremendous doubts, and a depression so deep that "No one imagined that in his extremity he was even tempted, and that persistently, to end it all."

Then it tells of how Fraser overcame that depression: "...deliverance from the power of the evil one comes through defi
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Jim
Mar 13, 2011 Jim rated it it was amazing
Had always wanted to read this classic missionary biography. It didn't disappoint. Fraser was an amazing man, and had huge insights into prayer and missionary work. I loved his energy, Biblical focus, and (as previously mentioned) commitment to prayer. Favorite quote: "I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel that it would be truer to give prayer the first, second and third place, and teaching the fourth." Highly recommended!
Jeff Short
Feb 05, 2015 Jeff Short rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Fraser was a pioneer missionary among the Lisu people at the China-Burma border in the early twentieth century. The author did a good job of relating various aspects of missionary life. The narrative was a little slow at times but that reflects some of the mundane and unromantic realities of plodding mission work.

Such books can be profitable for all to read but pastors in particular should read them.
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(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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