Esthme Enock’s biographical sketches of 12 famous missionaries has just entered the public domain. This copy was kindly provided by Book Aid for digitisation.
In the table of contents below I have linked to the bibligraphy pages on Missiology.org.uk, where you will find further material on each missionary.
Esthme Ethelind Enock [1874-1947], Twelve Mighty Missionaries. London: Pickering & Inglis, Ltd., 1936. Hbk. pp.95. [Click to visit the download page]
- Pastor Hsi, China
- James Chalmers, New Guinea
- Alexander Mackay, Uganda
- Anthony Norris Groves, India
- Alexander Duff, India
- John Williams, Erromanga
- Samuel Marsden, Maoriland
- Samuel Pollard, China
- Hudson Taylor, China
- C.T. Studd, Central Africa
- Dan Crawford, Central Africa
- Dr Richard Williams, Tierra Del Fuego
Chapter 1. Pastor Hsi, China
The exact date of Pastor Hsi’s birthday does not seem to be recorded, but he was born probably in the Autumn of 1836. Till he was seven years old the little Hsi lived the usual free life of the son of a Chinese scholar, and was encouraged in every way to be overbearing and self-willed. Then he was sent to school, a school where a shrine of Confucius occupied the place of honour. Here the boy begins the studies which, it is hoped, will make him a “Princely Man.”
But, favourable though circumstances are, they do not satisfy the heart of this boy. At the early age of eight years, as he wandered through the incense-filled Temple and gazed at the hideous idols and vivid representations of punishments and terrors beyond the grave, he would ask himself, what was the use of living. “Men find no good, and in the end—?” he said to himself….