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Title:
David Livingstone : missionary and explorer
Author:
Wellman, Sam.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Uhrichsville, OH : Barbour, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
206 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781557487308
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library DT1110.L58 W45 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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To go where no missionary had ever been and to witness to peoples beyond the vast Kalahari were the dreams of this missionary and explorer.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 9-12. For 32 years Scottish missionary and doctor David Livingstone carried the message of the Christian gospel as he trekked more than 40,000 miles from Cape Town through central Africa. This very detailed biography in the Heroes of the Faith series gives a strong sense of his commitment to his missionary work and his courage as an explorer. Unfortunately, there is some of the usual dark-Africa nonsense about heathen, savage native tribes who speak in dialects. However, Wellman makes clear that, unlike many white colonials, Livingstone was driven not to grab people's land but to save their souls. Many whites hated him because he was outraged by slavery and treated black Africans as equals. He tried to develop trade as the key to spreading the gospel and stopping war. There is some fictionalization, especially about his childhood, but the quotes from his extensive diaries will draw readers to both the humble man of God and the public heroic adventurer. (Reviewed October 1, 1998)0791050386Hazel Rochman


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