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David Livingstone, Man of Prayer and Action

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His dream was to end the slave trade in Africa and establish Christianity and lawful commerce on the continent---a dream that was finally realized after his death. Explore the inspiring life of this courageous Scottish missionary and doctor who believed that "the salvation of men ought to be the chief desire and aim of every Christian." Grades 8 to 12.
Paperback, 129 pages
Published March 22nd 2002 by Christian Liberty Press (first published June 1st 1999)
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Kathleen
3.5 stars for this interesting audiobook, narrated admirably with a British accent by Ralph Cosham. Dr. David Livingstone, a Scotsman, is remembered as "the best friend Africa ever had" -- a medical missionary, anti-slavery crusader, naturalist, explorer, and map-maker. Known for his respect for all life, his faith in Christ, and his kindness, patience and deep esteem for the natives, he is credited with opening up Africa by mapping large sections of it -- including Victoria Falls -- and with se ...more
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If you only read one book on Livingstone, this is a safe one. It's a good summary treatment of his life and reveals a lot of the where and what of his life. I prefer this book as a summary before going farther.

It is lacking in probing the man. My favorite parts are the journal quotes, and this book makes me want to read his journals if they are published.

As an idea of a man, I liked him before. After learning more, I like him much more.

This is a man who made much of Christ and spent himself in
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