Evangelistic Incidents Among Indian Women by Winifred Booth

Winifred Booth [1874-1942], Pictures from a Missionary's Album. Or, Evangelistic Incidents Among India's WomenWinifred Booth [1874-1942] established a mission and was active in Zenana work, serving alongside her husband Ernest A. Booth [1873-1939] in India. In this book Mrs Booth recounts some of her experiences. There is a helpful article about the couple on this website. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book to scan. This title is in the Public Domain.

Winifred Booth [1874-1942], Pictures from a Missionary’s Album. Or, Evangelistic Incidents Among India’s Women. London & Edinburgh: Marshall Brothers Ltd., [1922]. Hbk. pp.76. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  • Introduction
  1. Ganesa With the Fiery Eyes
  2. “Where the Lights is as Darkness”
  3. “A Serpent by the Way”
  4. Widowhood
  5. Possessed
  6. “Ears, But They Hear Not”
  7. The Wisdom of This World
  8. Pilgrimage
  9. “Married to the Gods”
  10. Sorrow Upon Sorrow
  11. Three Coconuts
  12. An Unfinished Picture
  13. “A Little Child Shall Lead Them”
  14. The Entrance of His Word
  15. Hidden Fires
  16. Light at Eventide

Introduction

These pictures were gathered and stored in a missionary’s heart in a land of sunlight and shadows. While visiting the Tamil people with the message of God’s Grace, in and around the city of Madras, one walked unexpectedly into scenes of tragedy, or stepped unawares on holy ground. Glimpses of twilight, and flashes of starshine, were unwittingly disclosed; and this little book is an endeavour to reproduce faithfully things as we have seen them.

The pictures make no claim to beauty, for the writer is fully aware of their artistic lack; but they are every one of them true. They are reproduced to depict a few of the joys and disappointments of missionary service in India, also as an appeal for more labourers into His harvest field.

If, through God’s blessing, they accomplish this twofold purpose, they have not been published in vain. [Continue reading]

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