Book Review: WILLIAM CAREY – Obliged to Go

Obliged to Go is is a fascinating story of a remarkable Englishman, who had so little formal education, but was used by God to accomplish so much in the way of evangelism, higher education, translation, and much more. This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota. 

For most missions minded Christians, at least of my generation, William Carey (1761-1834), “the father of modern missions”, is a household name.  There are many excellent biographies of this great man, but here is one that is readable “for ages 10 to 100”. I would encourage you to recommend it to your family and friends. In fact, you should recommend all the great biographies in this series called “Christians Heroes: Then and Now” written by Janet and Geoff Benge, a husband and wife writing team, originally from New Zealand, who served with Youth with a Mission. The series includes biographies of Nate Saint, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael, and many more. (By the way, I am a firm believer in reading the biographies of great Christians – nothing besides the Bible itself has inspired me more!)

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