Kingdom Without Borders A Missionary Survey

Thomas Moscrop [1860-1920], The Kingdom Without Frontiers. A Missionary Survey

An introduction to Christians Missions written on behalf of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Thomas Moscrop [1860-1920], The Kingdom Without Frontiers. A Missionary Survey. London: Robert Culley, 1910. Hbk. pp.288. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Preface
  1. The General Progress of the Enterprise
  2. The World-Outllook: The Present Position
  3. Special Signs of Success
  4. World-wide Social Results
  5. The Claiming of the Future
  6. Criticism and Testimony
  7. The Return-value of Missions
  8. Postponed and Neglected Enterprises
  9. Present Perils and Urgencies
  10. Special and Created Obligations
  11. Primary Motives and Obligations
  12. The Universal Epic

Preface

The purpose of this volume is to give such a statement of the facts of the foreign missionary enterprise, and such a survey of its operations, as will encourage those who support it to give themselves with greater zeal to ‘the furtherance of the gospel amongst non-Christian peoples. The writer, in the course of missionary advocacy, has been asked repeatedly-by enthusiastic supporters, by earnest seekers for knowledge, and by coldly critical people-to answer questions, the answers to which involved just such information as is here given; and he is assured by others having a similar experience that there is much in this work that is likely to meet the needs of those who want to know the facts.

The literature of Missions is now immense, and it is growing rapidly-this is, in itself, a proof of the growth of the enterprise-and it is obvious that much must be left out in a general work like this; but it is hoped that compression of facts will not have destroyed their living interest….

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Life of George Borrow and the Bible in Spain

George Borrow [1803–1881]

George Borrow, a Norfolk man, served with the British and Foreign Bible Society. His first posting was to Russia in 1833, where he oversaw the printing of a Manchu New Testament and then to Portugal and Spain (1835-1840) as a colporteur. In his native Norfolk he spent much of his time among the Romanies, so it was natural that he should seek these people out in Spain also. He learnt their language sufficiently to compile a Romani-English Dictionary and to translate the Gospel of Luke into it. He wrote of his adventures on the Iberian Peninsula in The Bible in Spain (1843).

Visit the George Borrow page for the download links to his Biography by Herbert Jenkins and to The Bible in Spain.

Copies of these public domain works were kindly provided by Redcliffe College and Book Aid respectively.

Preface

During the whole of Borrow’s manhood there was probably only one period when he was unquestionably happy in his work and content with his surroundings. He may almost be said to have concentrated into the seven years (1833-1840) that he was employed by the British and Foreign Bible Society in Russia, Portugal and Spain, a lifetime’s energy and resource. From an unknown hackwriter, who hawked about unsaleable translations of Welsh and Danish bards, a travelling tinker and a vagabond Ulysses, he became a person of considerable importance. His name was acclaimed with praise and enthusiasm at Bible meetings from one end of the country to the other. He developed an astonishing aptitude for affairs, a tireless energy, and a diplomatic resourcefulness that aroused silent wonder in . those who had hitherto regarded him as a failure. His illegal imprisonment in Madrid nearly brought about a diplomatic rupture between Great Britain and Spain, and later his missionary work in the Peninsula was referred to by Sir Robert Peel in the House of Commons as an instance of what could be achieved by courage and determination in the face of great difficulties.

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Bristol Missionary Society, 1812-1912

St Mary Redcliffe

This appears to be a rare title written to celebrate the Centenary of the Bristol Missionary Society. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation.

George Hosking Wicks [1858-1917], Bristol Missionary Society, 1812-1912. The Story of Bristol’s association with the work of the London Missionary Society. Bristol, [1912]. Hbk. pp.70. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Foreword
  1. Modern Foreign Missions
  2. Local Missionary Societies
  3. “The Night of Toil”
  4. The Minute Book
  5. The Jubilee—and After
  6. Wider Service
  7. Departmental Work
  8. The L.M.S.
  9. A Second Century

Foreword

For many years it has been the custom for the Hon. Secretaries of the Bristol Missionary Society, in rotation, to prepare the annual report. This Centenary year that task fell to my lot in the ordinary course of duty. But it seemed to me that the occasion demanded something more than the record of the immediate period. We are the inheritors of an inspiring past. But death has robbed us of most of those whose early days were associated with the later years of the pioneers of our history. Then, too, the changing conditions of Church life and the growing tendency towards shorter pastorates, are destructive of local patriotism. I do not mean parochialism, or even citizenship, but just such territorial esprit de corps as that which binds the men of different cities and counties into their several regiments, and builds out of their friendly rivalry a national and a united army….

The Author

Massacre at Sianfu

E.R. Beckman [1866-?], The Massacre at Sianfu and Other Experiences in Connection With the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America

This is an account of the experiences of members of the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America in China, during the Xinhai Revolution of 1911. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

E.R. Beckman [1866-?], The Massacre at Sianfu and Other Experiences in Connection With the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America. Chicago: J.V. Martenson, 1913. Hbk. pp.138. [Click to visit the download page for this title]

Contents

  • Preface
  • The Scandinavian Alliance Mission
  • Field of Work in China of the Scandinavian Alliance Mission of North America
  • During Our Sojourn in the Homelands
  • Forebodings of the Revolution
  • The Revolutionary Outbreak
  • The Attack
  • Mr W.T. Vatne
  • Our Stay at the Military Academy
  • The Funeral
  • Confusing Conditions in General
  • The Journey to the Coast
  • Foreigners Murdered and Illtreated in Other Parts of the Country
  • Sympathy Shown Me at Shanghai and Other Places
  • Mr W.T. Want’s Account to the President
  • From Shanghai to Stockholm by the Siberian Route
  • New Trials

Preface

The terrible incident which took place at Sianfu, China, when the revolution broke out there in October 1911, has greatly stirred up the feelings of a large number of friends of the Mission in the homelands.
I have repeatedly been asked to relate the story of this outrage by which some of my fellow workers and I were cruelly beheaded our dear ones, whose blood was shed, so to speak, to saturate the gospel seed which had been sown du1·ing the preceeding years; and how I succeeded to rescue my youngest child, a four year old girl, by running through the raging mob, which pursued and hunted me throughout the night.
In order to satisfy the many friends who wished to know the details of this incident and still avoid the hard task of continually repeating this heartrenching story, a book was published in the Swedish language soon after I arrived in Sweden on my way from China relating this sorrowful event.

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Biography of Archibald Orr Ewing

Archibald Orr Ewing [1857-1930]
Archibald Orr Ewing [1857-1930]

Archibald Orr Ewing [1857-1930] was born into a wealthy family in Scotland. Deeply influenced by his experience of the revival in Glasgow led by D.L. Moody in 1882 and by attending the Keswick Convention in 1885 he devoted himself to missionary service. He served with the China Inland Mission from 1886 to 1911.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Marshall Broomhall [1866-1937], Archibald Orr Ewing. ‘That faithful and wise Steward’. London: China Inland Mission, 1930. Hbk. pp.150. [Click to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Foreword
  • A Celebrated Lawsuit
  • Things Temporal
  • Things Eternal
  • A Living Gospel
  • A Willing Servant
  • A Living Sacrifice
  • A Comforter of Many
  • A Cheerful; Giver
  • A Man in Christ
  • A Better Possession
  • Epilogue

Foreword

There are many men and women who have gladly devoted their lives to the mission field; there are many others who have generously given of their substance for the same cause; but only a few have been privileged to do both. Archibald Orr Ewing was one of these few. Though as a young man he inherited wealth, and had this world’s best before him, he definitely, unostentatiously, and wholly placed himself and his possessions on God’s altar for service.

Every soul is a sanctuary, and its true history can, at best, only be known in part by others. ‘The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever.’ That so much can be revealed of the inner history of Archibald Orr Ewing’ s life is due to the wealth of material placed at the writer’s disposal…

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History of the Bible in China by Marshall Broomhall

Marshall Broomhall [1866-1937], The Bible in China

Marshall Broomhall provides a history of the translation of the forty versions of the Bible that were available in China by 1934. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Marshall Broomhall [1866-1937], The Bible in China. London: The China Inland Mission, 1934. Hbk. pp.190. [Click here to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Our Obligations
  • By Way of Introduction

Part 1: The Bible in Preparation

  • Nestorian Pioneers
  • Under the Great Khans
  • In the Footsteps of Xavier
  • A New Force in Old China
  • Morrison and Marshman
  • The Delegates; Version
  • Gutzlaff and the Taiping Rebels
  • The People’s Bible
  • Unon Versions
  • Chinise Dialects
  • For the Tribes
  • The Scriptures in Manchu
  • Among the Mongols

Part 2: The Bible in Action

  • The Colporteur’s Task
  • The Colporteur’s Reward
  • Wise unto Salvation
  • The Power of the Word

Part 3: The Bible a Uniting Force

  • A Great Fellowship

Appendices

  • The Nestorian Tablet
  • List of Versions and Translations

Foreword

It is one hundred years since Robert Morrison died in China, and one hundred and twenty years since his Chinese translation of the New Testament was published. It is not unfitting that the centenary of Morrison’s death should see the remarkable story of the Bible in China published. It seems somewhat strange that this has not been done before. And now, by one of those unexpected coincidences which do occur, two records are being issued at the same time. On the very day on which we write this foreword-the whole book being finished-we have received from China a copy of the Rev. A. J. Garnier’s brochure of some eighty pages, entitled Chinese Versions of the Bible. Happily the two efforts do not clash.

Mr. Garnier’s concise pamphlet has been prepared, as his preface states, to be the basis of a Chinese Appendix to his translation of Professor G. Milligan’s The New Testament and its Transmission…

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While Daylight Lasts – International Nepal Fellowship’s Story – 1960 to 1970

While Daylight Lasts. The Story of the International Nepal Fellowship during the years 1960 to 1970.If you enjoyed readng From His Hands to Ours, which told the story of the work of the International Nepal Fellowship up to 1959, then you will find this sequel equally interesting. While Daylight Lasts brings the account up to 1970. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the International Nepal Fellowship. You are free to download this book and use it for free educational purposes, but not to sell it for profit without the permission of the copyright holder.

While Daylight Lasts. The Story of the International Nepal Fellowship during the years 1960 to 1970. Epsom: International Nepal Fellowship, 1971. Pbk. pp.118. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  1. Nepal Today
  2. The Shining Hospital
  3. Leprosy Work
  4. The Baglung Dispensary
  5. The Sikha Dispensary
  6. The Boarding School
  7. The Beni Dispensary
  8. Tibetan People
  9. The Church

Foreword

‘Let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us,’ (Hebrews 12.1, Living Letters).

It is God, our loving Heavenly Father who sets the race before us. He has planned in Eternity what He would have ua do, and He: equips us for every step of the way. For our part we are to keep at it – and to run!

Our Father knows what lies ahead, He knows also how much longer we have before the Lord Jesus comes for His own, and the ‘day’ is finished.

Looking back over the years since 1960, how gracious the Lord has been to us as a Mission. No less than fifty colleagues have been given to us, the· work has extended into the West, as well as showing steady growth in Pokhra.

After being refused four out of five places where we sought permission to start new dispensaries in 1969, only two years later the government policy was completely reversed, and we were asked to open several small hospitals in the West, but this has to be ratified by Central Government. Surely God Himself is opening these large areas to us because the time is short…

Story of Monorom, the Paddy Field Hospital in Thailand

Catherine Maddox, Paddy Field Hospital. A Story from Manorom, Thailand.The railway that runs hundreds.of miles up the Malayan Peninsula from Singapore to Bangkok proceeds from there to its destination near the border of Burma through the great central plain which is the rice-bowl of Thailand. It was to this well populated area, intersected by numerous waterways, that a little group of C.I.M. missionaries, recently out from China, went in 1952. Its friendly courteous people, Buddhists all, welcomed the strangers (if not their message) who had come to dwell among them, and it was here that the principal medical work of the C.I.M. Overseas Missionary Fellowship was commenced.

In this book Dr. Catherine Maddox, wife of the doctor superintendent of the medical work, gives an intimate history of the way in which the Christian Hospital was planted in the paddy fields of Central Thailand.

[From the front dustjacket]

My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this book to digitisation and to OMF International-UK for their kind permission to place it on-line. The PDF of this title may be reproduced for free educational purposes, but not sold for profit without written permission from the copyright holder.

Catherine Maddox, Paddy Field Hospital. A Story from Manorom, Thailand. London: China Inland Mission, [1961], Hbk. pp.183. [Click to visit the download page]

Contents

  1. Doubt
  2. Certainty
  3. Background
  4. Spadework
  5. Plans
  6. Building
  7. Expansion
  8. Compound
  9. Garden
  10. Opening
  11. Business Manager
  12. Staff (a)
  13. Staff (b)
  14. Nurses
  15. Departments (a)
  16. Departments (b)
  17. Homes
  18. Events
  19. Fields
  20. Evangelism (a)
  21. Evangelism (b)
  22. Follow-up
  23. Cases (a)
  24. Cases (b)
  25. Dykes
  26. Floods
  27. Harvest

About the author – Catherine Maddox, M.B., B.S.

As a child, the author wanted to be a missionary, and she took up medicine with this in mind. In 1938 she sailed for China with the China Inland Mission, devoting herself to medical and evangelistic work in the provinces of Honan, Anhwei and Szechwan. In 1946 she married Dr. F. C. Maddox. Her earlier book The Invincible Company was written while in China. Following the enforced withdrawal of the C.I.M. from that land, the Drs. Maddox went to Thailand, where to-day they are serving God in the Christian Hospital at Manorom.

From the back dustjacket

Christianity in the Eastern Conflicts by William Paton

William Paton [1886-1943], Christianity in the Eastern ConflictsIn preparation for the 1938 Oxford Conference on Christian Missions, William Paton the Secretary of International Missionary Council, embarked on a tour of Asia and the Near East. This volume represents a summary of his tour and its findings. My thanks to the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of this book for digitisation.

William Paton [1886-1943], Christianity in the Eastern Conflicts. A Study of Christianity, Nationalism and Communism in Asia. London: Edinburgh House Press, 1937. Hbk. pp.224. [Click to visit the download page]

Contents

  • Author’s Preface
  • Introduction
  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. India
  4. The Near East
  5. The Gospel and the New Age
  6. Church, Community and State
  7. The Life and Witness of the Church
  8. The Church and the Social Order
  9. Conclusion
  • Book List
  • Index

Introduction

This book is based chiefly upon the experiences of a journey which it was my good fortune and privilege to undertake during the autumn, winter and spring of 1935-6. Travelling from England through America and Canada, during seven months I visited Japan, Korea, Manchuria, China, the Straits Settlements, Java, India, Egypt and Palestine. The principal object with which this journey was undertaken was to discuss with representative Christians of the indigenous Churches and with missionaries in the different countries the plans that had been outlined for holding in the Far East, in the autumn of 1938, a world meeting of the International Missionary Council, in succession to those held in 1910 at Edinburgh and in 1928 at Jerusalem. These plans were made in outline at the meeting of the Committee of the Council in Northfield, Massachusetts, and I left the meeting to go directly to Japan, there to begin an intensely interesting process of testing, in innumerable discussions, whether the themes which the Council had chosen as the subject-matter of its proposed World meeting were in fact the most important…

London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jewish People

W.T. Gidney (1852/3-1909), The History of the London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews, From 1809 to 1908The evangelisation of the Jewish people continues to be a controversial area of Christian missions. The London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews was founded by evangelical Christians in the early nineteenth Century. The Rev. W.T. Gidney’s History covers first hundred years of the operation.

Wikipedia notes that:

In response to changing attitudes towards outreach and the Jewish people, the society has changed its name several times over the years, first to Church Missions to Jews, then The Church’s Mission to the Jews, followed by The Church’s Ministry Among the Jews, and finally to the current name of The Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People, which was adopted in 1995.

A copy of this public domain title was kindly provided for digitisation by the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide.

W.T. Gidney (1852/3-1909), The History of the London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews, From 1809 to 1908. London: London Society For Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews, 1908. Hbk. pp.672. [Click to visit the download page]

Chapter 1. Introductory

Before entering upon the History of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, it seems necessary, by way of introduction, to give, first, a brief account of efforts to evangelize them prior to its foundation, and, secondly, a short epitome of their history in our own country.

We shall see in this chapter that, whilst there have been some attempts to bring this ancient people of God to a knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ, they have been, for the most part, spasmodic and unorganized, without any very intelligent or sustained aim. Not that the Jews have ever been altogether neglected, nor that there has ever been a time when the “remnant according to the election of grace” was non-existent.

We pass over, in the fewest words, the age of Christ and His Apostles. His and their work for their brethren according to the flesh stands out in clear relief in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles….