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Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar

Mary Slessor Forward Into Calabar While many missionaries died within months this fiery mill worker from Scotland labored in love among the unreached tribes of Africa s Calabar region for thirty nine years

  • Title: Mary Slessor: Forward Into Calabar
  • Author: Janet Benge Geoff Benge
  • ISBN: 9781576581483
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • While many missionaries died within months, this fiery mill worker from Scotland labored in love among the unreached tribes of Africa s Calabar region for thirty nine years 1848 1915.

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    1. Mary went "forward into Calabar", Africa. She was such a brave woman! She spent 34 years in the place called "the white man's grave". God used Mary to reach many different tribes and people in Africa. Old superstitious traditions were broken, such as: people being blamed for the (natural, I believe)death of others, cruel tortures, killing of twins(mostly),etc. I admire Mary's selflessness and how she gave up so much.

    2. Wow. Mary Slessor, a missionary from Dundee, Scotland, a petite fire headed woman, held amazing bravery, courage, and tremendous faith. Just wow. She was so persistent in her ways to change the things that were wrong in her mission field, and would not give up until it happened.To put things simply, she was amazing. The way she adapted to life inland life in the jungles of Calabar is truly astounding, specially if you look at the way people use to live in general. And to not loose sight of why s [...]

    3. Loved the story of her life. Didn't like the 2-dimensional portrayal of Africans for my kids. We did a lot of rounding out. Mary Slessor, however, was something else.

    4. Great tale of courage and bravery! It still amazes me how slow the early arrivers were at moving into the interior of Africa. Great story!~

    5. We learned a lot about Africa, tribalism, and how God used an amazingly persevering and strong woman to bring about redemption in some of the darkest places on earth.

    6. Inspiring book about a woman's journey for 39 years in the deepest area of the African jungle. She would take very limited furlough and serve these people in any way she could. She helped the people break from their dangerous and deadly practices by offering education, medical care, and hope. She rescued and adopted infant twins that were being sacrficed because they were thought to be evil. She also served to help rivaling tribes settle disputes peacefully without taking lives. The bond of vood [...]

    7. As with all the books in this series, this is a great retelling of the life of a famous Christian. Mary is shown as an 11-year-old whose family moves to the city of Dundee, Scotland to make a better life. Instead, her father slides farther into drunkenness and within a few years only half of the family is still living. Mary’s life is a constant round of drudgery in the cotton mills, until she becomes a Christian and begins teaching Sunday school to children in the slums. After she gives up all [...]

    8. Mary's life is quite an inspiration. She grew up in the early industrial times in rural Scotland. Soon her family moves to the city hoping for a better life in the factories. She works hard. She loves God. She feels led to (Calabar) Nigeria at an early age and pursues her dream. Once she arrives at the mission station she desires to move further inland to engage the native peoples there. She feels like the beaurocracy of the mission station is not a good use of time. She is tenacious and is able [...]

    9. 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. She sails to Calabar, Africa to spread to Good News and to stop the horrifying traditions there, such as the death of twins and witchcraft used to kill innocent people. At the end of the book I found it very hard to believe all the work Mary Slessor had done i [...]

    10. "I have always said that I have no idea how or why God has carried me over so many funny and hard places, and made these hordes of people submit to me, or why the Government should have given me the privilege of a Magistrate among them, except in answer to prayer made at home for me. It is all beyond my comprehension. The only way I can explain it is on the ground that I have been prayed for more than most. Pray on, dear one — the power lies that way."

    11. She went into Calabar to reach people with the message of Jesus. The book makes this clear. However, the book seems to focus more on her diplomatic relations with them. More focus is placed on changed customs than on changed hearts. While I suspect that customs changed because of changed hearts, this book does not make that as clear as it should. In fact, I cannot recall one instance of the book clearly stating that someone accepted Christ as their savior (other than Mary, herself).

    12. Powerful story about a single missionary lady in east Africa in the late 1700s, early 1800s. I think my life is hard - it's a piece of cake compared to what Mary Slessor endured with an alcoholic father, working in the cotton mill factory at age twelve and heading to the unknown territory of east Africa to share the Gospel with the tribes there.

    13. Mary Slessor, a woman born in the time of Dr. Livingston. Inspired by his work in Africa she felt the call of God to the people of Africa. She became known to the African people as the woman with fire on her head because of her bright read hair. This an amazing account of missionary who loved God and showed in with her life.

    14. What an important read! I learned from Mary Slessor the importance of putting others first. She lived self-sacrifice. It was beautiful to see her passion to make Christ known changed entire villages.

    15. Read this to J2 as part of his school work. We really enjoyed learning about Mary Slessor and her work in Africa. She was a very head-strong, motivated missionary who left a lasting impression on the African people she lived among.

    16. This woman was courageous! I love reading books about women with strong conviction and good character.

    17. As most missionary stories we have come across, this one didn't fail to amaze and inspire us how God's Word is brought across the world.

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