19th century explorer par excellence, David Livingstone entered Africa with intentions to trail blaze, evangelize, and civilize. He further hoped to eliminate the slave trade on both ocean coasts, a difficult task considering the British kept to the Atlantic. By the end of his life, he was hailed a British national hero for his winding jungle explorations and a failure as a missionary. Unbeknownst to him, his expeditions would glorify One greater than himself in the years to come...
Open this issue of Christian History & Biography to encounter a man who was a failed missionary, a lost explorer, and one of the monumental figures of the 1800's.
Failed missionary, lost explorer, and one of the monumental figures of the 1800s.
Inside this issue you'll find:
- Discovering Livingstone - The man, the missionary, the explorer, the legend.
- Also: Creatures Great and Small and Annoying
- Also: David in the Lion's Den
- On Expedition in Africa - The explorer encounters an exotic continent.
- The Evil that Baffled Reformers - African slavery thwarted every effort to eradicate it.
- The Man with Three "Wives" - Though Livingstone loved his family, he spent little time with them.
- Also: Finding a Useful Wife
- The Other Livingstone - The same traits that led the explorer to greatness, led him into the Zambezi disaster.
- Accidental Missionary - Henry Stanley did more than find Livingstone-he followed him.
- Great White Father - After Livingstone opened Africa, Western missionaries moved in by the thousands. Did they hurt or help Africans?
Issue 56 (Volume XVI (16), Number 4)