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David Livingstone : the truth behind the legend / by Rob Mackenzie.

By: Mackenzie, Rob [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Fearn, Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland : Christian Focus Publications, 2000Copyright date: ©1993Description: 389 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1857926153 (hardcover).Subject(s): Livingstone, David, 1813-1873 | Explorers -- Africa, Southern -- Biography | Explorers -- Scotland -- Biography | Missionaries, Medical -- Africa, Southern -- BiographyGenre/Form: Missions & Missionaries.
Contents:
Boyhood in Blantyre -- Medicine and missions -- Running risks in Rio -- Cape Town, the Karoo, Kuruman and Kalahari -- The missionary is mauled, marries and moves on -- The search for a new station -- In His service, sowing seeds of salvation -- From Linyanti to Loanda -- The weary wanderer treks from coast to coast -- Fickle fame fans its flames -- The Zambesi and Shire; sickness and sensitive spirits -- The missionary returns to the Makololo -- The sickening sights of slavery -- Death darkened days -- The consul's crisis: Should Christianity capitulate? -- Back to battles in Britain -- The Scot sees the Sultan -- Tormenting times -- Travelling to Tanganyika -- Massacre in Manyuema -- Union in Ujiji -- March to martyrdom -- Lessons in love.
Summary: Livingstone is perhaps the best-known missionary of them all. His attempts to find the source of the Nile and his famous meeting with Henry Morton Stanley have become the stuff of legend. The truth behind the legend, however, is even more compelling. Drawing extensively from Livingstone's personal notes and letters, Rob Mackenzie unfolds the intensely human story of a man with a vision -- to set souls free from slavery, both physically and spiritually and to open up Africa to Christianity and lawful commerce. Livingstone has come to be regarded as a figure purely based on a few events, lost in legend, yet his tomb inscription reads "Brought by faithful hands over land and sea here rests David Livingstone -- missionary, traveller, philanthropist... for 30 years his life was spent in an unwearied effort to evangelise the native races, to explore the undiscovered secrets, to abolish the desolating slave trade of Central Africa where with his last words he wrote 'all I can add in my solitude, is, may heaven's rich blessing come down on every one, American, English or Turk, who will help to heal this open sore of the world.'"
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First published in 1993 by Fig Tree Publications, Zimbabwe. This edition first published in 2000 by Christian Focus Publications and reprinted in 2002.

Includes bibliographical references.

Boyhood in Blantyre -- Medicine and missions -- Running risks in Rio -- Cape Town, the Karoo, Kuruman and Kalahari -- The missionary is mauled, marries and moves on -- The search for a new station -- In His service, sowing seeds of salvation -- From Linyanti to Loanda -- The weary wanderer treks from coast to coast -- Fickle fame fans its flames -- The Zambesi and Shire; sickness and sensitive spirits -- The missionary returns to the Makololo -- The sickening sights of slavery -- Death darkened days -- The consul's crisis: Should Christianity capitulate? -- Back to battles in Britain -- The Scot sees the Sultan -- Tormenting times -- Travelling to Tanganyika -- Massacre in Manyuema -- Union in Ujiji -- March to martyrdom -- Lessons in love.

Livingstone is perhaps the best-known missionary of them all. His attempts to find the source of the Nile and his famous meeting with Henry Morton Stanley have become the stuff of legend. The truth behind the legend, however, is even more compelling. Drawing extensively from Livingstone's personal notes and letters, Rob Mackenzie unfolds the intensely human story of a man with a vision -- to set souls free from slavery, both physically and spiritually and to open up Africa to Christianity and lawful commerce. Livingstone has come to be regarded as a figure purely based on a few events, lost in legend, yet his tomb inscription reads "Brought by faithful hands over land and sea here rests David Livingstone -- missionary, traveller, philanthropist... for 30 years his life was spent in an unwearied effort to evangelise the native races, to explore the undiscovered secrets, to abolish the desolating slave trade of Central Africa where with his last words he wrote 'all I can add in my solitude, is, may heaven's rich blessing come down on every one, American, English or Turk, who will help to heal this open sore of the world.'"

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