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The Life and African Exploration of David Livingstone

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During his travels as a missionary, David Livingstone beheld many previously unknown wonders of the African interior. He put Victoria Falls and Lake Ngami on the map, and was the first white man to cross the African continent. Diaries, reports and letters are combined to create a wonderful narration of Livingstone's travels in a widely unknown continent. Included in this h ...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Cooper Square Press (first published May 1st 2002)
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Dayla If seeing all the big Protestant denominations and a daily Catholic Mass included in each and every villages' weekly events in 2017, one could make…moreIf seeing all the big Protestant denominations and a daily Catholic Mass included in each and every villages' weekly events in 2017, one could make the case that Africans wanted so much to improve. Rather than helping them, we sold them on the idea that they should imitate us.
Thus we have a responsibility to the Africans to finally just "let them be." The missionaries have left some deep scars. (less)
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Dayla
I would be hard-pressed to name another book that might have more of an impact on my life in this century. But I can't really talk about this transformation in a linear fashion. So here are things that caught my eye:
1) Prediction about Africa in 1860 from DL: "Now that the natural agricultural, manufacturing, and mineral resources of the Africa of the black man have become known, and the spirits of Christian propagandism, of intellectual progress, and of commercial enterprise have been aroused i
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Feb 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
There are lots of books on Livingstone and this is not the one I read, but his story is an amazing one of personal sacrifice for Kingdom impact. Check out Ravi Zacharias' 8 minute clip on Livingstone's life on You Tube if you want a quick overview. Inspiring.
Tamara
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is a good source for academic research in the subject of European presence in Africa during the XIXth century(which was catastrophic for the continent) and the experiences and actions of the 'explorers'.
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