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William Carey watched from the dock as the magnificent sailing ship headed for the English Channel without him. Tears filled his eyes, and deep disappointment filled his heart. What would he tell the missionary society? So much work awaited him half a world away. He must get to India--and soon!

William''s amazing journey to India would prove to be just the beginning of a missionary quest filled with hardship and heartache as well as tremendous victories.

Often referred to as "the father of modern missions," William Carey displayed a single-minded determination to set his face like a flint to the task of bringing the gospel to those lost in darkness. His life of service and sacrifice is a guidpost for Christians of all generations.

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Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with more than twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary-school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges spent ten years serving with Youth With A Mission.

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Justicepirate
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It was perfect to read to my children who are nine and ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2018
I have been wanting to read about William Carey for years. It was perfect to read to my children who are nine and eleven years old. We were doing a study on India. This book was the last part of the study. This book really covers a lot. The first half of it talks... See more
I have been wanting to read about William Carey for years. It was perfect to read to my children who are nine and eleven years old. We were doing a study on India. This book was the last part of the study.

This book really covers a lot. The first half of it talks about Williams time as a child being a weaving family''s son and how his father was a huge part of the state run church in the town where he grew up. When William does his apprenticeship, he becomes a Baptist, which at the time were dissidents. I love that because I''m an Anabaptist (which Baptists stem from). It was nice to learn of the convictions of Mr. Carey.

In the late 1700s, the idea of missionaries was not one that was thought of at all. Because the disciples were the ones told to go out into all the world and preach the gospel, the 18th century believers felt they didn''t need to do that anymore and just had to stay where they were and worry about their own country. William shook the people up with a book he wrote, and to take it further, he decided to go and do mission work in India himself, being rebellious once again as he did not have the permission of the East India Company to do so.

I really felt this was so cool to read. My sons enjoyed it as well, even though I think the first few chapters bored them a bit. This missionary was sincerely the pioneer of his time. I love that he worked so hard and stayed in the country the whole time since arriving there, ministering to the Indian people without trying to change who they are, but to change the things that were filled with oppression and to encourage them to reach out into their own communities, even though it was dangerous for them to do so. A lot of change happened in the region where he was for the better. I love that this guy had a second grade education but taught himself how to speak and read in several languages (like 10+) and to do what he could to glorify the Lord no matter his heartaches. I mean, the man lost a lot of friends and family members along the way, but he continued to fight the good fight. LOVE!
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Great Intro to Christian Biography and Springbaord for Further Reading
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2015
This is a great series that can be enjoyed by young children and adults. I used them as part of the training for a short term missions campaign. Each of the fourteen team members read a different biography in this series and then reported to the rest of the team. It was... See more
This is a great series that can be enjoyed by young children and adults. I used them as part of the training for a short term missions campaign. Each of the fourteen team members read a different biography in this series and then reported to the rest of the team. It was reminder that the training topics we were learning were relevant and lived out by the faithful and fruitful missionaries introduced by this series of biographies. For many of the team this was their first introduction to reading Christian biography and they loved it!

Positives of this series:
1) Great introductory overviews of the lives and ministries of the individuals.
2) Basic reading level for an increasingly illiterate culture
3) Short enough to be read quickly in a culture with an increasingly short attention span
4) Available in Kindle and audio book for the technologically inclined
5) Well written and holds your attention without being exaggerated and exploitative
6) Chapters are short and can easily be read to children at bedtime or by adults on lunch breaks

Negatives of this series:
1) Due to their brevity and target audience the series does not deal with the more negative aspects of an individual''s struggles with sin and the weaknesses in their personality as sinners saved by grace.
2) Does not come across as hagiography (so idealizing the person that it borders on idolatry) but these introductions are not the place to get the full picture of these godly but imperfect champions for God. Instead they are great springboards to more extensive biographies that deal with the fuller picture of these heroic but very human Christ followers.
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Matthew A Gerber
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First missionary in India
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
William Carey seeked to bring yhe gospel to thepeople of India, and when he did itcost him dearly In 1793 young William Carey left the shore of England with his wife and children. He though back to his life as a shoemaker and cthe dificult times he had experience - yet... See more
William Carey seeked to bring yhe gospel to thepeople of India, and when he did itcost him dearly
In 1793 young William Carey left the shore of England with his wife and children. He though back to his life as a shoemaker and cthe dificult times he had experience - yet nothong, absolutely nothing could have prepared him for the dificulties that lay ahead: plague, death, fire, misery and wild animals
William Careys legacy remains unto this day inspiring thousands to stand up for the truth and not give up
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Tony Mc
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An example to follow
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
William Carrey''s life is an example for all. The book was well written and gives a great look at the life of a man used by God.
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zachary anthony
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Engaging but Brief
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018
Great book that is a real page turner. I read it in just a couple days. His life is very inspiring. This book doesn''t go into great detail of events but does a great job keeping the readers attention. I was hoping for a bit more depth in places. For example nothing was... See more
Great book that is a real page turner. I read it in just a couple days. His life is very inspiring. This book doesn''t go into great detail of events but does a great job keeping the readers attention. I was hoping for a bit more depth in places. For example nothing was mentioned of Raj Ramohon Roy and their partnership to end Sati. I also was hoping to get more insight in Williams journal entries during the challenges he faced.
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Testimony of faith
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2017
As William Carey said (paraphrasing): do great things for God, and expect great things from God.

We all should love and trust our Savior as much.
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africanjem
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
I am moved with each book by the endurance, character and faith of these Christian heros.
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Scott J. Will
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Great read.
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2013
As a current missionary working in South Sudan, I really enjoyed this book. I identified with many aspects of Mr. Carey''s life. It was encouraging to read how his faith convicted and led him, challenged and inspired him, and carried him through many difficult journeys. I''ve... See more
As a current missionary working in South Sudan, I really enjoyed this book. I identified with many aspects of Mr. Carey''s life. It was encouraging to read how his faith convicted and led him, challenged and inspired him, and carried him through many difficult journeys. I''ve thoroughly enjoyed all the books I''ve read from the Christian Heroes series. I would highly recommend them to audiences young and old! Easy to read and enjoyable.
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Timothy J Waters
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Suffering servant
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 3, 2014
Another great book by Janet and Geoff b. The perseverance of Carey is humbling. If your interested in Indian history from God''s perspective - read this book.
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margaret
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very good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2012
this is a very good book, an excellent book detailing the life history of a very determined man of God
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Great way to get to know heroes of the faith
Reviewed in Canada on September 5, 2019
This series of biographies is wonderful for the whole family. We enjoy them as adults and our son loves them too. Great for read out loud too. They deal with the facts but in a family friendly way that we are grateful and confident as we introduce these great people in our...See more
This series of biographies is wonderful for the whole family. We enjoy them as adults and our son loves them too. Great for read out loud too. They deal with the facts but in a family friendly way that we are grateful and confident as we introduce these great people in our home.
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Not quite like I expected.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 17, 2013
Not sure what I expected from this book. There was a lot of information in it about William Carey''s earlier life but also it seemed to skim over certain aspects of his life, especially concerning his wife. I suppose it was hard to fit everything in and also to ascertain how...See more
Not sure what I expected from this book. There was a lot of information in it about William Carey''s earlier life but also it seemed to skim over certain aspects of his life, especially concerning his wife. I suppose it was hard to fit everything in and also to ascertain how it was for them; the book seemed to surmise quite a bit.
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Awesome story! I was challenged by Carey''s commitment.
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