Who are your heroes?
Many of my heroes are people I’ve met through the pages of my favorite missionary biographies. My children have met many of their heroes in the same way, through books or DVDs documenting the life, adventures & ministries of so many great men and women.
It thrills me to hear Flower speak of her aspirations to help children in China when she is older, just like Gladys Aylward, and to hear Sir talk about how he wants to be a preacher when he grows up, just like D. L. Moody, or to overhear them pretending to be on an airplane bound for Africa to help Dr. Livingstone.
Missionary biographies can teach us other things too: joy in the face of trials, faithfulness when the job is hard, obeying God instead of man, that sometimes God’s will is for us to suffer so that he can get the glory, God’s faithfulness to provide for & protect his own, and so many more…
Here is a list of our favorite missionary biographies. I’d love to hear about your favorites and anything you do to further study them.
YWAM Heroes for Young Readers Biographies – picture books
YWAM Heroes Series Biographies – chapter books
Men of Faith Biographies by Bethany House Publishers
Torchlighters DVDs – a series of 30 min cartoon tellings of the lives and ministries of different missionaries and heroes of the faith. Each DVD presentation is followed by a few minutes of documentary information. Their site also has downloadable teacher guides and worksheets to go with the DVD’s.
In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham – This is a modern missionary story. Gracia’s niece is one of our friends and my husband actually had the privilege of attending Gracia’s husband Martin’s funeral.
It’s a Jungle Out There!, “Life is a Jungle!”, and Jungle Calls by Ron Snell – humorous stories of mission work in the Amazon
Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
– Darlene Diebler Rose’s experiences in New Guinea as a Japanese prisoner of war
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