Where No One Has Heard: The Life of J. Christy Wilson, Jr.

Where No One Has Heard: The Life of J. Christy Wilson, Jr.

by Ken Wilson


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Where No One Has Heard: The Life of J. Christy Wilson, Jr. by Ken Wilson

Who was J. Christy Wilson Jr.? Many have never heard his name, but Christy Wilson's life had a ripple effect in modern missions. Read the first full biography of the humble adventurous man of prayer who helped launch the Urbana missions conference, pioneered ministry in Afghanistan when others thought it impossible, mobilized hundreds of students toward world evangelization, and reintroduced the biblical idea of leveraging one's profession for the kingdom with the term "tentmaking." Riveting, uplifting, and frequently ' amusing, this book will challenge you to reconsider what is possible when we dare to yield to Christ and his purposes in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878086313
Publisher: Carey, William Library Publishers
Publication date: 12/28/2015
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Family Roots 1

Chapter 2 A Persian Childhood 7

Chapter 3 Blossoming in Princeton and Edinburgh 17

Chapter 4 Launching a Missions Conference 29

Chapter 5 Betty 39

Chapter 6 A Roundabout Route to Afghanistan 49

Chapter 7 A Modern Tentmaker and a Crown Prince 61

Chapter 8 Close Call over Kandahar 69

Chapter 9 A Father's Joy 75

Chapter 10 Two Watermelons in One Hand 83

Chapter 11 Adventures 93

Chapter 12 An Assist from Eisenhower 103

Chapter 13 A Church Building Destroyed, A Government Overthrown 113

Chapter 14 Becoming Professor Wilson 123

Chapter 15 Ice Cream an the Cake 129

Chapter 16 Disciplines for Spiritual Growth 137

Chapter 17 The Sunset Years 147

Chapter 18 Reflections 159

Acknowledgments 167

Notes 169

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