Missionary Heroes of Asia by John C. Lambert

John C. Lambert [1857-1917], Missionary Heroes in Asia.

Six brief accounts of missionaries and their adventures in Asia, including James Gilmour, Jacob Chamberlain and George Leslie Mackay.

My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

John C. Lambert [1857-1917], Missionary Heroes in Asia. True Stories of the Intrepid Bravery and Stirring Adventures of Missionaries with Uncivilised man, Wild Beasts and the Forces of Nature. London: Seeley, Service Co Ltd., n.d. Hbk. pp.158. [Click to visit the download page for this title]


  • Introduction
  1. In the Steppes and Deserts of Mongolia [James Gilmour]
  2. In the Country of the Telugas [Jacob Chamberlain]
  3. A Japanese Romance
  4. “From Far Formosa” [George Leslie Mackay]
  5. A Heroine of Tibet
  6. “The Saviour of Liao-Yang”


In a “foreword ” which he contributes to Dr. Jacob Chamberlain’s attractive missionary book, In the Tiger Jungle, Dr. Francis E. Clark expresses the opinion that one need not patronize sensational and unhealthy fiction to find stirring adventure and thrilling narrative, and then goes on to say:-

There is one source which furnishes stories of intense and dramatic interest, abounding in novel situations and spiced with abundant adventure; and this source is at the same time the purest and most invigorating fountain at which our youth can drink. To change the figure, this is a mine hitherto largely unworked; it contains rich nuggets of ore, which will well repay the prospector in this new field.”

The field to which Dr. Clark refers is the history of modern Christian missions. His meaning is that the adventurous and stirring side of missionary experience needs to be brought out, and emphasis laid upon the fact that the romantic days of missions are by no means past….

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