Missionary Stories to Inspire Children

A friend sent this list of books to inspire children about missions to me and I wanted to share it with you:

To Endure Hardships
Worth Dying For – Nicholas Stoltzfus
Deliver the Ransom Alone – Verda J. Glick
The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom
God’s Death Squad – Richard Belcher
Evangelists in Chains – Elizabeth Wagler
Coaks of Fire – Elizabeth Bauman
Trouble at Windy Acres – Mary Landis
In My Enemy’s Camp – Josef Korbel
The Smoke of a Thousand Villages – David and Naomi Shirbley

To Be Brave At An Early Age And Stand Up For The Right
They Would Not Be Moved – Harvey Yoder
Little Daisy and the Swearing Class
Paula, the Waldensian – Eva Lecomte
Captive Treasure – Milly Howard
The Shining Sword – Carles G. Coleman
Courage of Sarah Noble – Alice Dalgliesh
A Father’s Promise – Donna Hess
The Secret Church – Louise A.Vernon
Lost on a Mountain in Maine – Donn Fender
Run for your Life – Betty Swinford

To Be a Servant And Live For Others
Young Prince Hubert – Sidney Baldwin
Three Months under the Snow – reprint from Prism Publications

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Nobody Loves Me – O. F. Walton
Only A Servant – Kristina Roy

To Have a Zeal for Missions:
Age 6-10 years
Miguel the Shepherd Boy – Edith Witmer
Mohan in the Jungle – Ella Grove
Sooky of the Philipplines – Mary Miller
Pedro – Marilyn S. Martin
Escape – Mona Dunckel
A Question of Yams – Gloria Repp
Missionary Stories with the Millers – Mildred A. Martin

Age 11-15 years
At Every Gate a Pearl – Shirley Boll
The Smoke of a Thousand Villages – David and Naomi Shibley
Paula, the Waldensian – Eva Lecomte
Seiko – Olga Abrahams
Forbidden Sunday School – Karin Moret
When Will We See Our Father Again? – edited by Margarete Schmidt
Dilek – Mollie Zook
Children of the Hills – Isobel Kuhn
Sammy Morris – Fern Neal Stocker
Gladys Aylward, Bold and Brave for God – Fern Neal Stocker
Gladys Aylward, the Adventure of a Lifetime – Janet and Geoff Benge
Amy Carmichael, Rescuer of Precious Gems – Janet and Geoff Benge
Hudson Taylor, Deep in the Heart of China – Janet and Geoff Benge
William Carey, Obliged to God – Janet and Goeff Benge
Nate Saint, On a Wing and a Prayer – Janet and Goeff Benge
Lottie Moon, Giving Her All for China – Janet and Goeff Benge
Tekko Returns – Alie Vogelaar
What Will Tomorrow Bring? – Betty M. Hockett
Young Man in a Hurry – Iris Clinton
On the Alaskan Trail and Other Missionary Stories – Margaret Jean Tuininga
Trail Maker, The Story of David Livingstone – Robert O. Latham
Friend of the Chiefs, The Story of Robert Moffat – Iris Clinton
Imprisoned in the Golden City – Dave and Neta Jackson
More than Gold – Evelyn Hege
These are My Peple – Mildred T. Howard
Marita – Evelyn Hege
The Smuggler’s Quest – Lily A. Bear

Youth to Adult
The Lim Family of Singapore – M. H. Finlay
Vanya – Myrna Grant
The Shadow of the Almighty – Elisabeth Elliot
In My Enemy’s Camp – Josef Korbel
Behind the Ranges – Geraldine Taylor
Awaiting the Dawn – Dorcas Hoover
Reaching Muslims for Christ – William J. Saal
John Paton – Benjamin Unseth
Eternity in Their Hearts – Don Richardson
Lords of the Earth – Don Richardson
Peace Child – Don Richardson
Ten Fingers for God – Dorothy Clarke Wilson
Totally Surrounded – Christine Davis
Tomorrow You Die – Reona Peterson Joly
Revolution in World Missions – K. P. Yohannan
Bruchko – Bruce Olson
Torches of Joy – John Dekker with Lois Neely
God’s Smuggler – Brother Andrew with John & Sherrill
Through Gates of Splendor – Elisabeth Elliot
The Savage My Kinsman – Elisabeth Elliot
The Great Omission – Steve Saint
Ann of Ava – Ethel Daniels Hubbard
Deliver the Ransom Alone – Verda J. Glick
Mimosa – Amy Carmichael
The Condor of the Jungle – C. Peter Wagner & Joseph S. McCulloughAnswering the Cry – Kenneth Eagle
George Mueller – Basil Miller
Jonathan Goforth – Rosalind Goforth
John and Betty Stam – Kathleen White
Isobel Kuhn – Lois Hoadly Dick
M. A. Thomas The Man with the Heart as Big as India – Richard P. Belcher
God’s Orphan Army – Richard Belcher
God’s Death Squad – Richard Belcher
Blazing the Missionary Trail – E. Myers Harrison
Judith – N. I. Saloff-Astakhoff
Hidden Rainbow – Christmas Carol Kauffman
In His Name – Edward E. Hale
God Knows My Size – Harvey Yoder
And the Word Came with Power – Joanne Shetler
Daring to Live on the Edge – Loren Cunningham
The Indigenous Church – Melvin L. Hodges
Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret – Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
The Growth of a Soul – Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor
The Growth of a Work of God – Dr. and Mrs. Howard Tayor
The Man with the Bird on His Head – John Rush and Abbe Anderson
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya – Ruth A. Tucker
Brother Andrew – Dan Wooding
Coffee on the Terrace – Bruce Grayden
The Torch of Triumph – Sally Laity
Child of the Crossfire – Alcyon Ruth Fleck
The Go Manual Compiled – Grahame Dryden and Anna Kim
John Hyde – Francis McGraw
Touching the Untouchables – M. A. Thomas
Thirty Days of Prayer with Christ for India – M. A. Thomas
A Passion for the Impossible – Miriam Huffman Rockness
Slices of Life – Aretta Loving
Stronger than the Strong – Louise Morris
The Spirits of Mindoror – Catherine L. Davis
Where There is no Dentist – Murray Dickson

Compiled by Helen Leibee. The books in bold are very highly recommended.

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