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.
William John Waterman Roome [1865-1937], Through Central Africa for the Bible. London & Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan & Scott, Ltd., . Hbk. pp.208. [Click to download complete book in PDF]
- Uganda and the Congo
- In the Pigmy Forest
- Through the Eastern Highlands of the Congo
- Peace After War!
- Into the Sudan For the Consideration of Babel
- Back to the Congo
- Amongst the Wild Azande
- On to Stanleyville Through the Forest
- Yakusa on the Congo
- Forging the Chain!
- Back to the Forest
- To Gombari and on to Kampala
- The King’s Business
- Spreading the Word of Life
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]