Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of All Time (Missionary Edition)

A happy Tuesday to everyone! I’m going to dive in to The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday link-up again with the prompt “Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years (you can extend it to 5 if you need to).”


Since I know by just looking at the question that I’d answer with at least half of the books that I talked about last week, I’m going to re-write the prompt like this… 

Top Ten Missionary Books of All Time: 

by Brother Andrew
From his childhood at trying to outsmart the Nazi’s with smoke bombs to his young adult years as a solider with a death wish to his transformation and years of smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, Brother Andrew’s escapades should be read by everyone. 

 2. Bruchko 
by Bruce Olson
One geeky kid traveling into the depths of the jungle with just God’s call burning in his heart and helping transform a whole people group. I have never in my life read another adventure like Bruchko’s.

by Susan Martians Miller
Hard work, exceptional faith and true love combine to make Hudson Taylor’s story unforgettable. 

by Corrie ten Boom
Being thrown into a Concentration Camp in WW2 was not Corrie’s plan, but through the power of God’s love she uses her horrifying imprisonment to bring God glory. 

by Janet & Geoff Benge
She knew where God wanted her and working against amazing odds she stood strong and saved the lives of hundreds of children. 

by Steve Saint
An epic story of forgiveness and love with transformational results. 
(How would you feel about moving your family in with the tribe that had brutally murdered your father?)
by Patricia St. John
The life of one of my favorite author is brimming with love, laughter and life. 

by Kjersti Hoff Baez
Despite unimaginable odds, an African prince who was sentenced to be tortured to death sees God’s light and becomes a new person. 

by Janet & Geoff Benge  
From a rebellious thief to becoming a father to the fatherless, 
George Muller’s story is an exciting, faith-building account. 

by Dan Larsen
Herald a hero during his lifetime, David Livingston defied a whole score of popular notions 
as he pushed deep into the heart of Africa. 

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Which book sounds most intriguing to you? 

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Books of All Time (Missionary Edition)

  1. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Yes! I actually read the book after watching the movie (which hardly ever happens with me) and I was amazed by both the book and the movie. So moving! So encouraging! So thought-provoking!

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  2. Mrs. Abigail Miller says:

    Most of these are familiar. It's a great list. Have you read Behind the Ranges, by Mrs. Howard Taylor? Also, Green Leaf in Drought Time, by Isobel Kuhn, A Passion for the Impossible, about Lilias Trotter, recommended to me by Elisabeth Elliot, and of course, Through Gates of Splendor by that same person, and Amy Carmichael's bio by Bishop Frank Houghton. These are some of my top ones. I love biographies, especially of missionaries and great saints. So much to glean there!

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  3. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Ah, thank you so much for the list! I recognize a lot of those names, but not as many of the books. I'll have to look them up sometime. It's so nice having a list I can refer to now. 🙂 I've been wanting to read more missionary biographies and autobiographies this year. 🙂

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