Have you read any of the 7th-8th grade bios in ECC? I was blessed by reading I Dared To Call Him Father, and have given that book out as a gift since then. It's about an adult woman, so I can especially connect. I imagine the rest are equally as good, but I'm trying to save them to read together next year.KellyinPA wrote:I'm looking for suggestions for missionary/missions books for ME I know that I will enjoy reading all the bios right along with my boys while doing ECC next year but I thought I would also like to read some books on an adult level, to add to their knowledge when appropriate and also for my own edification. I've read some of the more "common" ones, Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliot etc. I'm sure there are many out there that I'm not aware of and I also love reccomendations from others who have enjoyed a particular book. Anyone?
Another thing I've enjoyed is reading Amy Carmichael's own writings. She has written a lot, and I can't recommend any one in particular, but her writing is inspiring. Also, a woman I know with physical disabilities finds some of Amy's writings during her later, disabled years to be especially meaningful to her.
After we read William Carey in EX1850, I read The Legacy of William Carey myself. It might have been on the book basket list, or else I just came across it. Anyways, here's what I posted on the Ideas board when I had just read it (and it was fresher in my mind): It's based on talks given by a couple from India, the Mangalwadis. The first chapter basically goes over every facet of life in India that was influenced by Mr. Carey, and is a very easy chapter to read & to summarize for a 7th grader (it has large topic headings). Later chapters get into more depth on broad topics such as women, missions, and conversion, which would be way over my 7th grader's head. However, I found their insight to be a helpful apologetic for discussing missions with folks who like to criticize Christian missions these days.
All of the movies about Nate Saint have been special to me. Because the actual murderer is in them, it changes the focus for me from the tragedy of the 5 missionaries' death to the glory of their legacy. I've seen the theater film, a more documentary film, as well as a music trailer.
We also read extra YWAM bios and enjoyed learning about completely different missions of Florence Young (Australia/New Zealand) and Wilfred Grenfell (Canada).
I'll be watching to see what others have read. Someone I would love to read more stories about is George Mueller.