Ten Who Changed the World

Ten Who Changed the World

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Overview


Ten Who Changed the World is seminary president Daniel Akin’s powerful tribute to the transformational work done by some truly inspiring Christian missionaries. With each profile, he journeys into the heart of that gospel servant’s mission-minded story and makes a compelling connection to a similar account from the Bible.

David Brainerd (1718-1747; missionary to Native Americans) reminds Akin of Paul’s missionary life in 2 Timothy. The faithful ministry of George Leile (1750-1820; missionary to Jamaica) is aligned with Galatians 6.

William Carey (1761-1834; missionary to India) lives out the Great Commission of Matthew 28. There are parallels between Adoniram Judson (1788-1850; missionary to Burma) and Romans 8.

Lottie Moon (1840-1912; missionary to China) displays the power of a consecrated life described in Romans 12. The work of James Fraser (1886-1938; missionary to China) illustrates Revelation 5. Eric Liddell (1902-1945; missionary to China), his life documented in the film Chariots of Fire, illuminates Hebrews 12.

Together, John (1907-1934) and Betty Stam (1906-1934; missionaries to China) embodied Psalm 67. William Wallace (1908-1951; missionary to China) was a shining example of Philippians 1. Jim Elliot (1927-1956; missionary to Ecuador) is a bold reminder of Psalm 96.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433673078
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author


Daniel L. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His previous books include Engaging Exposition, God on Sex, and A Theology for the Church. Akin and his wife have four adult sons and a growing number of grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword David Platt xiii

Foreword Bruce Ashford xvii

Chapter 1 The Great Commission & William Carey: A Passionate Global Vision 1

Chapter 2 Marked for Death, Messengers of Life: Adoniram and Ann Judson 13

Chapter 3 Jesus Is Everything to Me: Glorious Truth in the Life and Death of Bill Wallace 29

Chapter 4 The Power of a Consecrated Life: The Ministry of Lottie Moon 47

Chapter 5 Let All the Nations Give God Glory: A Passion in the Life and Martyrdom of Jim Elliot 69

Chapter 6 The Cross and Faithful Ministry As Seen in the Pastoral and Missionary Ministry of George Leile: First Baptist Missionary to the Nations 85

Chapter 7 The Pattern of Paul's Missionary Life Revealed in the Ministry of David Brainerd for the Furtherance of the Gospel among the Nations 103

Chapter 8 God's Chariot of Fire: The Life of Missionary Eric Liddell and the Race He Ran 123

Chapter 9 The Missionary Psalm: Beautifully Obeyed in the Life and Martyrdom of John and Betty Stam 139

Chapter 10 The Vision of the Exalted Lamb Realized in the Life of Missionary James Fraser among the Lisu People of China 161

Notes 179

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