He was an industrialist. An economist. A medical humanitarian. A media pioneer. An educator. A moral reformer. A botanist. And a Christian missionary. And he did more for the transformation of the Indian subcontinent in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries than any other individual before or since.
Many know of William Carey. Some know about the specifics of his work and ministry. But few understand the profound contemporary significance of his life. Few realize how much we owe the increasing globalization of Christianity to the silent revolution he initiated. Fewer still are aware of his legacy of sensitivity to the variety of issues confronting true gospel witness in any culture.
This biography about the central character in the story of India's modernization and transformation will help you understand Carey's impact. But The Legacy of William Carey is more than a biography. It is a charge to all Christians to respond in kind within our own cultures, and to use Carey's example as our model for taking the light of the Gospel into every corner of society. If we follow in his footsteps, not only will lives be bettered this side of heaven, but hearts will be changed for eternityand entire cultures transformed for Christ.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The first chapter of this POPULAR--not scholarly--treatment of Carey is worth the price of the book. The father of modern missions was what some might call a Renaissance man, but what missions experts should recognize as an embodiment of the public truth of the Christian message. I use it with undergraduates and non-academics.
This book had a great start but I was wondering what the last half of the book was going to be about when William Carey died in the third chapter. You learn a little about William Carey, a little about his ministry, a lot about India¿s culture and even more about problems with English mission boards. In the beginning you are just starting to get a feel for who Carey is and then they jump to his death and start writing a bunch of gibberish that would bore your average Harvard graduate. Overall the book needed more information, it leaves you asking yourself, ¿So who was William Carey¿.