January 8 "Jim Elliot" by Janet & Geoff Benge, 1999 (Christian Heroes series) Missionary martyr to Ecuador in the 1950s Kindle, audible, paperback, 183 pages, young readers edition
February 12 Bruchko by Bruce Olson, 2006 19-year-old American captured by South American Indians 224 pages, paperback, kindle
March 12 When things seem impossible by Jean Dye Johnson, 2017 Tim and Bunny Cain taken hostage in Colombia Kindle, 198 pages, 12-18 year reading age
April 9 Uncle Cam by James and Marti Hefley, 2010 Cameron Townsend’s journey of founding Wycliffe Bible Translators Paperback, 332 pages We’ll be joined by local Wycliffe missionary Linda Vissering for the discussion
May NO DISCUSSION, there’s two months to read the next book
June 11 In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Burnham, 2010 American aviation missionary hostages in the Philippines during 9/11 Kindle, audible, paperback, 384 pages This is a personal friend of Valerie H.
July NO DISCUSSION, there’s two months to read the nextbook
August 13 To Fly Again by Gracia Burnham, 2006 21 brief chapters of what she learned of God’s grace during captivity Kindle, audible, paperback, 224 pages Follow-up to the first book. Gracia will talk to us via zoom during the discussion of her two books.
September 10 Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman by Gladys Aylward with Christine Hunter, 1970 British missionary to China during a war in the early 1900s Paperback, audio, kindle, 160 pages
October 8 If by Amy Carmichael, 1992 What do I know of Calvary love? Kindle, audio, paperback, 70 pages
November 12 A Chance To Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot Irish missionary to children of south India Kindle, paperback, audio, 384 pages
December 3 Praying Hyde: Missionary to India by Basil Miller, 2016 Known as the apostle of prayer and the man who never slept, his biography tells the power of prayer in his mission work. Kindle, paperback, 138 pages (There are other older versions of the biography by different authors)
Now the Bereans were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11