The Romance of Missionary Heroism

John C LAMBERT (1857 - 1917)

The title page gives this book the subtitle, “True stories of the intrepid bravery and stirring adventures of missionaries with uncivilized man, wild beasts, and the forces of nature in all parts of the world.” The thrilling accounts in this collection include stories of Jacob Chamberlain’s medical ministry in India, the dangers faced by Alexander Mackay in Uganda, James Chalmers’ work among the headhunters of New Guinea, John Paton’s mission to the South Sea cannibals, and the Hawaiian queen Kapiolani’s challenge to the gods of the volcano. “Romantic” in the sense that these brave missionaries faced the unknown, but never “romanticized” – all sacrificed home and luxury, and many suffered the loss of family, fortune, and even their lives. (Summary by D. Leeson)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Travel & Geography, Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 In the Steppes and Deserts of Mongolia David Leeson
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Play 02 In the Country of the Telugus David Leeson
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Play 03 A Japanese Romance David Leeson
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Play 04 "From Far Formosa" David Leeson
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Play 05 A Heroine of Tibet David Leeson
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Play 06 "The Saviour of Liao-Yang" David Leeson
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Play 07 "The Hero of Uganda" David Leeson
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Play 08 The Lion-Hearted Bishop David Leeson
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Play 09 Pioneers in Nyasaland David Leeson
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Play 10 Vortrekkers in Barotseland David Leeson
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Play 11 A Pioneer in Garenganze David Leeson
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Play 12 A Tramp Through the Great Pygmy Forest David Leeson
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Play 13 Among the Indians and Eskimo of Hudson Bay David Leeson
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Play 14 The "Praying-Master" of the Redskins David Leeson
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Play 15 In the Land of the Dakotas David Leeson
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Play 16 In the Forests of Guiana David Leeson
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Play 17 The Sailor Missionary of Tierra del Fuego David Leeson
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Play 18 The Schooner of Keppel Island David Leeson
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Play 19 The Martyr-Bishop of Melanesia David Leeson
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Play 20 One of the Unreturning Brave David Leeson
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Play 21 Father Damien of Molokai David Leeson
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Play 22 Among the Cannibal Islands David Leeson
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Play 23 The Apostle of the New Hebrides David Leeson
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Play 24 Kapiolani and the Goddess of the Volcano David Leeson
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