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The Autobiography of Hudson Taylor: Missionary to China (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

J. Hudson Taylor
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The autobiography of the founder of the China Inland Mission and his Christian Missionary endeavors in the late 19th century. An inspiring autobiography to rely on God the Father to answer prayers.

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About the Author

James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission. The society that he began was responsible for bringing over 800 missionaries to the country who began 125 schools and directly resulted in 18,000 Christian conversions, as well as the establishment of more than 300 stations of work with more than 500 local helpers in all eighteen provinces. He wrote a book called China's Spiritual Need and Claims in 1865 which was instrumental in generating sympathy for China and volunteers for the mission field, who began to go out in 1862. Taylor was known for his sensitivity to Chinese culture and zeal for evangelism. He adopted wearing native Chinese clothing even though this was rare among missionaries of that time. Under his leadership, the CIM was singularly nondenominational in practice and accepted members from all Protestant groups, including individuals from the working class and single women as well as multinational recruits. Primarily because of the CIM's campaign against the Opium trade, Taylor has been referred to as one of the most significant Europeans to visit China in the 19th Century. In this book, Taylor tells his own story--from his call to the mission field through his early mission experiences--"In Retrospect."

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5.0 out of 5 stars most encouragable 9 Mar. 2012
By Barry
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It was a real blessing to my heart to read what Hudson Taylor did in the service of the One true God, what courage it must have taken this young man to give up what he had to go and serve his Lord when called. Coming from Barnsley myself and being a christian also how humbling it was to read about this great servant of our Lord.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring read! 10 Dec. 2013
By bren
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This is a great book - very readable, and very challenging to one's faith. Hudson Taylor learned to live by faith and prayer - and what an example he is and an inspiration to all Christians to trust their great God.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hudson Taylor autobiography. 24 Nov. 2012
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This was a gift for someone else, but I read the first chapter. It was very well written and I wanted to read more. Hudson Taylor had a fascinating life and was an inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No women 23 Jan. 2014
By Muriel
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A story of a remarkable man, determined to preach in China. The fact that in his day women were wives and mothers alone comes over plainly as I can't remember any mention of a woman at all. Also, as in these days in China bravery shines through with great poverty and many difficulties coming through but never the lack of a servant. Utterly intriguing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It practically free! 27 Dec. 2012
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This is a short book. It lacks satisfying detail. Nevertheless it is an interesting story of one young man's adventures as a missionary in China. You will not learn a lot about China from this book, but it may whet your appetite to read around the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 19 July 2013
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Wonderful testimony of a great man of God who left a great Christian tradition in China, which is still growing rapidly. An autobiography, so written in olde English, but just a fascinating and encouraging book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and inspiring. 16 Mar. 2013
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A stirring testimony that challenged me in my faith. An enjoyable read. I was inspired by Hudson Taylor's life and the story of the establishment of the China Inland Mission.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Christ-centered life 12 Feb. 2013
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Hudson Taylor demonstrates without a doubt how a Christ-centered life can be peaceful, joyful, happy and fulfilling if we trust Him as we should. A challenge to any believer.
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