missionary books

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What are some missionary biographies you recommend? Also, are there any online bio's or diaries? Thanks

"In Christ",
Do you want biographies or missions books in general? There are many good missiology books that have come out in the last 5 years, but not many biographies.
My wife is reading "Bruchko" to the children this year in homeschooling. We always read the books before we read them to the children, and I found it fascinating.
Bobby -- One classic in this genre is the Life and Journal of David Brainerd, missionary to the Indians, which is available online here. Banner of Truth earlier this year published an edition of The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd which is available for purchase here.

One of the earliest Reformed missionary writings is by the French Huguenot minister Jean de Lery: History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil. He was sent by Coligny and Calvin to assist the first Protestant colony in the New World, France Antarctique. The story is fascinating for its anthropological evaluation of a new culture, as well as its historical account of efforts to present the gospel to the Indians of Brazil. John Gillies, The Martyrs of Guanabara, tells the story of the first Protestant martyrs for the faith in the New World, also at France Antarctique, who penned the first Protestant confession of faith in the New World, and the text, which is hard to find, is included therein.
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