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Missionary Stories From Around The World

Author : Betty Swinford
ISBN : 1845505646
Genre : Religion
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Find out what it's like to be in the middle of a rebellion in Africa or how to work in an orphanage in India. Meet people like Gladys Aylward, Jim Elliot, Amy Carmichael and others.

Missionary Kid Stories

Author : Jennifer Brannon
ISBN : 9781512743609
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Missionary Kid Stories is a collection of six fictionalized missionary kids’ first-hand accounts of their lives. Learn where the missionary kids live, where they go to school, what languages they speak, what they like to eat, and in what ministry their parents are involved! The stories are based, in part, on past or present real missionary families. Learn about Mexico, Indonesia, France, Zimbabwe, the Philippines, and Brazil from the missionary kid’s point of view! A variety of missionary ministries are presented to inspire you to consider what talents and gifts you have, and to encourage you to think how you might serve God in missions in the future.

Missionary Stories And The Formation Of The Syriac Churches

Author : Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
ISBN : 9780520284968
Genre : Religion
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Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches analyzes the hagiographic traditions of seven missionary saints in the Syriac heritage during late antiquity: Thomas, Addai, Mari, John of Ephesus, Simeon of Beth Arsham, Jacob Baradaeus, and Ahudemmeh. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent studies a body of legends about the missionaries’ voyages in the Syrian Orient to illustrate their shared symbols and motifs. Revealing how these texts encapsulated the concerns of the communities that produced them, she draws attention to the role of hagiography as a malleable genre that was well-suited for the idealized presentation of the beginnings of Christian communities. Hagiographers, through their reworking of missionary themes, asserted autonomy, orthodoxy, and apostolicity for their individual civic and monastic communities, positioning themselves in relationship to the rulers of their empires and to competing forms of Christianity. Saint-Laurent argues that missionary hagiography is an important and neglected source for understanding the development of the East and West Syriac ecclesiastical bodies: the Syrian Orthodox Church and the Church of the East. Given that many of these Syriac-speaking churches remain today in the Middle East and India, with diaspora communities in Europe and North America, this work opens the door for further study of the role of saints and stories as symbolic links between ancient and modern traditions.

The All Nations

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924079486944
Genre : Missions
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The Publishers Trade List Annual

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124513941
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Christmas Stories From Around The World

Author : J. Lawrence Driskill
ISBN : 0932727875
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A sprightly collection of stories describing how Christ's birth is celebrated in various cultures. This book "captures the simplicity and beauty of Jesus' birth through the eyes of people around the world". It is refreshing to read of the meaningful Christmas celebrations that take place in other cultural contexts.

Faith Reads A Selective Guide To Christian Nonfiction

Author : David Rainey
ISBN : 9781591588474
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

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