William's amazing journey to India would prove to be just the beginning of a missionary quest filled with hardship and heartache as well as tremendous victories. Often referred to as "the father of modern missions," William Carey displayed a single-minded determination to set his face like a flint to the task of bringing the gospel to those lost in darkness. His life of service and sacrifice is a guidepost to Christians of all generations. (1761-1834).
- very well crafted story, but lacking deep spiritual insights.
Plus points: It is inspiring to hear the story of this pioneering missionary; the biography is well crafted: Excellent narration.
Minus points: (This is personal) As a relatively well-read elderly Christian wanting to learn more about being totally commited to God in service I was often left just 'reading between the lines' as I looked for deeper Christian truths and principles in the story. Because the series is aimed at a very broad audience of people from 10yrs onwards it is consistently just an 'easy read' and demands little from the reader and offers none of the deep theological insights that one would assume such a commited and blessed Christian as our hero would have learned in the mission field. Thus it lacks the deep and wise reflections on the way God operates that a Christian like Carrey would have learned from his relationship with God as he performed his will in those challenging circumstances. This was a big disappointment for me and a missed opportunity for YWAM, the sponsors of this series. Sure the series might help inspire young people to want to have a mission in life, or even to become a missionary, but it will not equip them with any useful insights about the spiritual principles in operation on the mission field. I hope YWAM produces a companion series which offers a summary of the deeper Christian truths that the historic missionary heroes would have wanted to share with future missionaries.