From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions
author Ruth A. Tucker
Tucker’s tome is an excellent piece of work which, possibly, every Christian home should have on their bookshelf. Ruth Tucker has created an excellent, truthful anthology of missionary biographies arranged mostly chronologically with a few sections that are more thematic. It is genuinely helpful that the biography is not glamorized or spiritualized. What you’ll read is the true life stories of missionary heroes in short form, warts and all. This book would make an excellent resource for family devotions, or homeschool assignments, or the beginnings of some historical research into any of the missionary figures include.