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Product Details

  • Series: Christian Heroes: Then & Now
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: YWAM Publishing (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576581470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576581476
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with more than twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary-school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges spent ten years serving with Youth With A Mission.

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Easy to read and enjoyable.
Scott J. Will
Challenging, real and a testimony to how God can take an ordinary person and change them into an extraordinary person for HIM!
Liz Pomeroy
Daughter read this to her 3 sons and they loved it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Crocker on January 3, 2008
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Hello... I am a home school child who is almost 14 as of 11-30-07. As part of my home school curriculum "Sunlight" I read William Carey obliged to go. This is a book report about Mr. Carey.

William Carey is a rather easy book to read in a sense that it does not use long confusing words. The book explains the life of William Carey's struggles and high points. William Carey was the man who really started missions work in England. He established one of the first missionary societies.

William Carey started as an apprentice for a cordwainer. At Christmas time he would be allowed to take money for a tip and place it in his money box. He went to a blacksmith to drop off his boots. The blacksmith paid the shilling he owed and offered William a tip of a shilling or a sixpence. William took the shilling. What William did not know was that the shilling was made out of brass. He went to the store to buy the quill pen he wanted to buy. He gave the shopkeeper the shilling. The shopkeeper frowned and said "this shilling is not made of silver young lad, it's made out of brass if ever a coin was!" William was infuriated. He went to the cordwainers and swapped his brass shilling for the real silver shilling after which he went and bought the pen. His master found out and could have sent him to jail for life but he didn't. William paid the cordwainer a shillings worth of money out of his Christmas box. But these were only the beginning of Williams's troubles!

William Carey is someone I feel sorry for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott J. Will on March 4, 2013
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As a current missionary working in South Sudan, I really enjoyed this book. I identified with many aspects of Mr. Carey's life. It was encouraging to read how his faith convicted and led him, challenged and inspired him, and carried him through many difficult journeys. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the books I've read from the Christian Heroes series. I would highly recommend them to audiences young and old! Easy to read and enjoyable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher S. Cordell on February 4, 2011
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Great read to my kids 8 and 6. I had to adjust a few places because the words or concepts were a little too much for them to understand, but I too was stirred to love Christ and expect great things and attempt great things. I loved it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Liz Pomeroy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 6, 2014
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Born in Paulerspury, England to a humble weaving family, life changed for young William (6) when his father was appointed clerk of St James the Great church, giving William the opportunity to attend school. One of the perks of his father's job were the books. Being a quick learner it wasn't long before William had delved into the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels etc. He would often pretend to be Sir Francis Drake or Christopher Columbus sailing the open seas. At 13, William became an
apprentice cordwainer (shoemaker).

How did William find his way to India? What did his family have to say about it?! Let me just say, it was not all plain sailing! Once there, William spent much time translating the Bible into Bengali & Sanskrit. George Udney, his employer, purchased a second hand printing press for him which was set up in William's dining room. The gospel continued to spread but destruction also came. Would they give up or continue working?

This is just one book in the amazing series Christian Heroes: Then and Now. Suitable for the whole family, we read this during family devotions. Challenging, real and a testimony to how God can take an ordinary person and change them into an extraordinary person for HIM!

William Carey - 1761 to 1834
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By StampingScrapbookingMom on June 26, 2012
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Love this series and never tire of it. Great for church libraries. We read them over and over again at our house.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fashion fan on February 11, 2013
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Interesting story about William Carey's life. It is alway good to hear the ups and downs of the Christian walk
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Big Dave on January 30, 2014
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Overcoming challenges, enduring persecution, winning souls, and inspiring others--that's the story of William Carey in a nutshell. If you want more details of this great Christian's life, I highly recommend this book. It isn't a heavy read, but it has plenty of substance. I have enjoyed all of the books of this series I have read, but this might be the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caleb Wilson on April 13, 2013
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This book was a great read. It was well written and easy to follow. The story of William Carey is one that anyone should read whether a Christian or not because through all his trials he remained faithful.
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