Dan Crawford’s account of his 22 Years work in the Congo. This volume has a number of superb colour plates. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.
Eugene Stock’s comprehensive History of the Church Missionary Society runs to 2,740 pages and 4 Volumes. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing a set of these volumes to scan. These titles are in the pubic domain.
This is an account of a four thousand mile motor tour of central Africa on behalf of the British and Foreign Bible Society c. 1934. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of the book for scanning. This title is in the public domain.
This is just a story! It is not a history, or a survey! It is the “Log of· the Lingua,” the Bible Society’s motor that tours East and Central Africa. The story may give more of the sunshine than the shadow of missionary life, but is it not the joy after pain that gives the urge, the inspiration, the vision that carries the missionary on through the gross darkness of heathenism, and that more subtle darkness that comes from the impact of our – so – called – Western civilisation? That civilisation may have a refined centre. It has a very rough circumference. Africa is feeling that roughness in its intensity.
May this story from Central Africa kindle some thoughts of this wonderful land and its people around the firesides of those homelands where the delights of the African sun are only an imagination, or perhaps a memory! [Continue reading]
Daniel Miller [1888-1965] was the Deputation and Editorial Secretary of the Africa Inland Mission (A.I.M.). In the 1930s he undertook a 16,000 mile tour of A.I.M. stations in Africa and this book records what he found. My thanks to the team at Africa Inland Missions’ UK office who established that no living descendant of the author could be located. If anyone knows who might have inherited the rights to this title, please contact me. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan.
A record of a 16,000 mile tour through East and Central Africa. The scenes are vividly portrayed and include descriptions of:- Kenya, with its lofty mountains and picturesque tribes; the Eldoret Area on the edge of the rift valley populated by the “Cliff-dwellers” and other nomadic tribes; Tanganyika with its peace loving Basukumu, living among fantastic rocks and rolling plains. Crossing Uganda, with its numerous waterways, a pause is made in the West Nile district to review a remarkable piece of missionary work; then follows a description of the Belgian Congo in its tropical setting, inhabited by a great variety of people. The writer turning homewards follows the winding course of the White Nile for 1,300 miles to Khartoum; crosses the scorching desert to the rainless area around Shellal, through Egypt and thus home. [Continue reading]
George Grenfell [1849-1906] was a Baptist missionary who worked with Alfred Saker [1814-1880] in the Cameroon and later went on to explore the Congo region. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the public domain.
The purpose of this little book is not only to present to its readers an interesting account of George Grenfell’s life and work, that they may learn to honour one of the heroes of the mission field; but, by simple narrative, to place the missionary appeal before them in such a form that they may gain a deeper insight into the meaning of the Great Commission, and may possibly hear and respond to the same call which led George Grenfell out to service and sacrifice in the dark places of Africa.
I gladly acknowledge my great indebtedness to Grenfell’s colleague, the Rev. Lawson Forfeitt, for the special information with which he has kindly provided me, and for the revision of the MS.; and to the Baptist Missionary Society for permission to use the accompanying illustrations. [Continue reading]
John Myers brings up to date the story of the work of the Baptist Mission to the Congo, building on the account of Joseph Tritton using official BMS records. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of this book to scan. This title is in the public domain.
The Services of the Mission to Civilisation and Philanthropy
The Native Christian Churches
The Native Christian Churches (Continued)
The Evangelistic Efforts of the Native Christian Churches
The Death Roll and How to Regards it
The Future of the Congo Mission
Other Missions in the Congo
Changes and Progress in the Lower Congo
Developments on the Upper Congo River
Numerous inquiries have been made for’ a concise history of the Congo Mission, brought up to date: With the view of meeting this demand the present volume has been written. The late esteemed Treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Society, Mr. Joseph Tritton, published “The Rise and Progress of the Congo Mission” in 1885, which. publication has for some time been out of print, and during the last ten years the Missions has greatly developed. Considerable information is also to be found in the Memoir of Thomas J. Camber; appearing in this. Series, but that work· is necessarily restricted by its biographical character. [Continue reading]
Frederick Stanley Arnot [1858-1914] is remembered for his pioneering missionary work in Angola, Zambia, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo among the Garenganze people. He also did much during his furloughs in England both to recruit new workers and to ensure their support. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing me with a copy of the book to scan. This title is in the public domain.
Introduction by A.T. Pierson, of Philadelphia
On the Way to the Zambesi
Among the Barotze
From the Zambesi to Benguella
From Benguella to Garenganze
Stay at Garenhanze
The Garenganze Kingdom and People
Mr Arnot’s Fellow-laborers
M. Coillard’s Labours in the Barotse Valley
Lake Bangweolo and Surrounding Country –
Dr. Livingstone’s Description
Map of West Central Africa
Introduction by A.T. Pierson
This story of seven years of pioneer mission work in the heart of the Dark Continent is another fulfilment of that sagacious prediction of Victor Hugo, that in the twentieth century Africa is to be the cynosure of all eyes.
Mr. Arnot has given us no ambitious narrative. It is, in the etymological sense, homely, for it is a son’s letter to his mother and the home group; and it is a story of strictly pioneer work, for he undertook to cross the continent on foot. The journey, undertaken in an apostolic spirit, was marked by that savour of the supernatural which is so sweet to a believer; as when, for example, in a terrible thunderstorm, an electric ball fell crashing at his feet with the sound and shock of a cannon’s shot, and yet left him unharmed; or, as when, in repeated instances, food and water were found to relieve extreme hunger and thirst just at the crisis when the believing prayer had been offered. [Continue reading]
William Taylor [1821-1902] was missionary bishop of Africa from 1884 to 1896. This book attempts to provide a history of Africa from earliest times until the end of the Nineteenth Century. It includes a description of the exploratory work of David Livingstone, native religions and the progress of missionary work in the Nineteenth Century. There are numerous unique photographs and images. These and the large format of book make the download quite large (29MB). My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book to scan. This title is in the Public Domain.
The Dark Land
The Invasions of Islam
The Portuguese and Dutch
England and France Explore Africa
An African Association
Horneman, Campbell, Tuckey,etc.
The New Era
About Lake Tchad
In Campbell’s Footsteps
Islam and the Natives
Commercial and Domestic
The Kaffirs a Century Ago
Native Religion and Fetichism
Worship of the Yorubas
Cruel Native Tyrants – Uganda’s Despot and Sepopo
Sacrified to Crocodiles
The Zulus and “Judicial” Murders
Religious Supersititions in Garenganze
The Legendary Lore
Folk Takes of Angola
To a Sure Foundation
Apostolic and Early Modern Missions
Christianizing Wild Tribes
Increase of the Advancing Host
Scotch Missions and Methods
Abyssinia and Uganda
Triumphs in Madagascar
The Gospel in Mohammedan Centers
Land of the White Man’s Grave
The Gospel on the Gold Coast
Missions West and Southwest
Light in the Valley of the Congo
The Gospel in South Central Africa
Mission to Garenganze
Methodist Industrial Missions
Practical Principals of Self-Support
Fate of the First Party
The Church in the Wilderness
Missionary Heroes and Heroines
Heroes of the Congo
Early Days of the Republic of Liberia
Heathen Tribes on the Cavalla
Advance up the Sinoe River
Kroo Coast Experiences
The Gospel in Tonga
The Torch in a Strong Hand
My Latest Evangelistic Tour
Africa’s Partition and Promise
Dr. Ravenstein’s Political Division of Africa in1893
Africa: Present and Future
Africa’s People and Languages
The Open Sore
The Mines at Kimberley
Retribution and Restitution