What are the best must-read missionary stories?

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    #1Tortured for Christ

    Tortured for Christ

    Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand is a Christian biography of prisoners persecuted in the modern time. This book narrates compassion can still prevail despite the cruelness in one's surroundings.


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    Denise Dean
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My coworker loves reading books about her faith and missionary stories. She was talking highly about this book by Richard Wurmbrand. It is a biography of prisoners persecuted in the modern times. The book deals with the prevailing cruelness in our society and highlights the fact that there can still be some good people in the midst of all the bad things that happen around us."
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    #2God's Smuggler

    God's Smuggler

    God's Smuggler by Andrew van der Bijl is a non-fiction biography of the author itself during his childhood years. This book inspires the young to generation to simply let go and let God in pursuing their life endeavors.


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    Jacqueline Shaw
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This sounds like an amazing book and I cannot wait to read it! It sounds so motivational and inspiring! "
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    #3Lords of the Earth

    Lords of the Earth

    Lords of the Earth by Don Richardson is a non-fiction book on a tribal group called Yali - naked animals otherwise known as "lords of the earth." The book depicts highly of cannibalism and violence in graphics.


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    Jesús Vera
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "I know I'm in the minority here, but I just couldn't get into this book. I bought the paperback after reading all of the rave reviews, but I just couldn't seem to get in the mood for it. Then I downloaded it on Audible, but still just couldn't get into it. I'm sure it's great it's just not for me. Read all of the other reviews. I'm sure you'll love it even though I didn't."
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    #4Through Gates of Splendor

    Through Gates of Splendor

    Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot is a Christian biography of five young men in their mission to instill the presence of God to non-believers. This book is filled with inspiring quotes and surreal life scenes of God's love.


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    William Alexander
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Add: Five missionaries gave their lives in the jungles of Ecuador and made headlines across the world. A true story. The unforgettable true story of five men who braved Auca lances. Author Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; was a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca. Over 250 reviews with Amazon 4.5 stars."
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    #5The Poisonwood Bible

    The Poisonwood Bible
    The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver is a historical fiction in piles of classic literature. The story involves an unexpected embark of a family in a mission to Belgian Congo.


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    Olivia Hunt
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved reading this book and felt drawn to the characters and their struggles. It is a vivid and at times sad and painful tale of struggles of a white mission family in the Belgian Congo in the 1950's. I highly recommend. "
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    #6Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved

    Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved

    Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved by Doris Van Stone is a biography the author herself. This story is a riveting narration of God's surreal works in mysterious ways especially in times of man's hardship.


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    Pranav Nair
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I enjoy missionary travelogues and biographies, so this appears to be something I would like to look through. I wish I had more to go on than what is provided here. Where did she carry out her mission? When did this happen?"
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    #7In the Presence of My Enemies

    In the Presence of My Enemies

    In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham is a non-fiction memoir of Martin and Gracia Burnham as a missionary couple. This story perfectly narrated their captivity to regaining their sanity with God.


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    Cheng Chang
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This was an interesting read. Brings you into the world of missionaries which is something different from your normal books. Can learn allot."
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    #8Kisses from Katie

    Kisses from Katie

    Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis narrates her experiences and her life as she visited Uganda. She adopted 14 children when she was in Uganda to take care of them.


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    Matthew Gray
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This one of the best books on missionary work that I've ever read. It was always my life long dream to do missionary work but family always came first. I feel I can live this dream in this book. So much so, I've read it three times already. This is the heart of Jesus."
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    #9Evidence Not Seen

    Evidence Not Seen

    Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II is a History, Autobiography, Faith, Christian Non-fiction book written by Darlene Deibler Rose. It was published November 25, 2003 by Harper Collins.


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    Rose Barnes
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This was certainly an amazing story to read, and very gripping. It was very inspiring to read, and really helped me in regaining my faith. Highly recommend."
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    #10Cross and the Switchblade

    Cross and the Switchblade
    The Cross and the Switchblade a non-fiction book on Christianity. It tackles a wide array of topics involving kids nowadays especially on teenage gangs, prostitutes, drug addiction, and such.

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    Keith Reyes
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "this is a very interesting book, i haven't heard of teen challenge or David Wilkerson before. Reading about how a lone preacher came to 1950's gang, crime and drug ridden New York to bring hope with nothing but a bible and a unshakable faith in god David's story is inspiring. Even if your not particularly religious this book is a must read."
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    #11Peace Child

    Peace Child
    Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century is a History, Autobiography, Faith, Christian Non-fiction book written by Don Richardson. It was published August 8, 2005.

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    Moisés Ríos
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "What an amazing story! I started this book years ago but couldn't get past the first section - it was SO violent, shocking and sad. Picked it up again and pushed through and was greatly rewarded. "


Best What are the best must-read missionary stories
1Tortured for ChristBooks 23 Paid
2God's SmugglerBooks 22 Paid
3Lords of the EarthBooks 20 Paid
4Through Gates of SplendorBooks 19 Paid
5The Poisonwood BibleBooks 18 Paid
6Dorie: The Girl Nobody LovedBooks 16 Paid
7In the Presence of My EnemiesBooks 13 Paid
8Kisses from KatieBooks 4 Paid
9Evidence Not SeenBooks 3 Paid
10Cross and the SwitchbladeBooks 3 Paid

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