Missionaries -- fiction

The African Queen

By C. S. Forester

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First published in 1935, The African Queen is the story of Charlie Allnut & Rose Sayer, a disheveled trader & an English spinster missionary, who are thrown together when World War I reaches the heart of the African jungle. Fighting time, heat, malaria, & bullets, they escape on a rickety steamboat, where they fall in love & hatch an outrageous military plan of their own. The story was immortalized in the 1951 film starring Katharine Hepburn & Humphrey Bogart.

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Christy

By Catherine Marshall

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In the year 1912, nineteen-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains -- and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion.
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God's Gift

By Dee Henderson

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When missionary James Graham returns home early to recover from injury, he is anxious to meet the woman who sent him care packages throughout his time away. When he finally meets Rachel Ashcroft, he is determined to erase the sadness in her face. Can the two find happiness?

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Everything's Coming Up Josey

By Susan May Warren

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"I need you," the tall, good-looking missionary had said... but he'd been speaking to Josey's entire church at the time. Had she taken it too literally? Because she was no longer in Gull Lake, Minnesota. She was a missionary. In Russia. For a year. True, Josey had wanted to skip town when her sister married her ex, and her secret crush/best friend got engaged.

But Russia? Yet after a few weeks, the idea grew on her. She could speak enough words to buy fruit at the Moscow market, and the missionary role was feeling... right (although her bagel-thieving roommate tested her daily). Even the frosty Russian weather was no big deal for this Minnesota girl - it was getting her love life to thaw that was the real challenge!

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