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Mary Slessor the barefoot missionary by Elizabeth Robertson

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Published by NMS Pub. in Edinburgh .
Written in English



  • Scotland,
  • Africa, West


  • Slessor, Mary Mitchell, 1848-1915,
  • Missionaries -- Scotland -- Biography,
  • Women missionaries -- Scotland -- Biography,
  • Scots -- Africa, West -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-108).

StatementElizabeth Robertson.
SeriesScots" lives
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2004/05748 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4023203M
ISBN 101901663507
LC Control Number2001409592

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While working in a cotton mill in Scotland, Mary Slessor () longed to be a missionary. When God answered her prayers by calling her to the unreached, often dangerous, tribes of Africa's Calabar region, Mary's faith, courage, steadfastness, and pioneering spirit were a brilliant example of the life and freedom found in Jesus/5(4). Despite the fact that Mary Slessor was a (humanitarian) servant and not a queen, this book gave a good account of her life (and service). Its pattern is concise and very direct. It is full of succulent stories: an enjoyable way of evaluating the life of this determined woman. I only wished that it is a bit more elaborated than it s: 8.   Mary Slessor's story is an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of s: 1. The work answers questions about the public Mary Slessor. It also looks at her private life. The author makes use of materials not found elsewhere, including Slessor's own writings and those of others of her era, reminiscences of her adopted Nigerian son, and assessments from contemporary sources.

Mary Slessor book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mary Slessor was a fiery young red head who lead a tough life. From the /5. Mary Slessor was a hero of the faith indeed - worthy to be ranked with those mentioned in the latter part of Hebrews chapter This book is a good summary of her life and mission service with an incisive assessment of her character, ministry and impact on both Calabar and : Christian Focus. Mary died in Africa in and was buried in Calabar, near the mission where she first served. Fun Facts About Mary Slessor. Mary had blue eyes and red hair, which she wore very short. Mary was known as “Ma” and “the White Queen of Okoyong.”. Mrs. Slessor now left the factory, and for a time kept a little shop, in which Mary used to help, especially on Saturday afternoons and nights, when trade was busiest. The girl was still dreaming dreams about the wonderful days that lay before her, but, unlike many others who do the same, she did her best to make hers come true.

Mary Slessor’s story in an ageless epic of a woman who would stop at nothing to reach the lost with the life-giving gospel of Christ. (). Mary Slessor was a hard working Scottish mill girl and an unorthodox Sunday School teacher, who, inspired by David Livingstone, became a missionary in Calabar, Nigeria, an area where no European had set foot before. Despite several bouts of illness and constant danger, she lived with the tribes, learned their language, and traditions, earning.   The Benge's book about Mary Slessor is enticing and horrifying all at the same time. Mary has always wanted to be a missionary and after her two older brothers die, she is the one that must put the Slessor name into the missionary records/5. Mary Slessor grew up in the slums of Dundee in the 's. Industry was booming but housing was sub- standard and life expectancy was low. Illness, disease and malnutrition killed many children before they reached the age of five/5(2).