Building Their Faith with Missionary Stories!



I have always been fascinated while reading missionary stories.

And I adore sharing them with my children.

We have been traveling with Gladys Aylward through China this week.  All my 6 children and I snuggle on my bed after lunch to discover how God’s provision affected her couarageous life working for the King. The little ones color these FREE color pages to help them stay focused during our reading time. All of us are in awe of God’s almighty plan for this faithful servant.  These true stories have encouraged us all to step out of our confort zone to spread His Holy Word to the lost.

Many of our favorite missionary stories like Gladys Aylward are from the Christian Hero Series: Then & Now by YWAM Publishing. I have been reading these entertaining and challenging books for years during our read a louds to my family.  We have adored them all.

We have been currently reading through the Christian Hero Series: 5 Book Set (Books 1-5).

This 5-book gift set includes:

All of the books in Christian Hero Series will have you and your children on the edge of their seats begging for you to finish the book at once.  They are fast-paced, adventurous, and extremly inspirational for the whole family.  I actually read Corrie Ten Boom years ago to myself and immediately read it again to my children.  It began in us all a passion for missions and a greater understanding of WWII.


My older children have completed a book stody of one of the  YMAM Publishing books during their Youth Sunday School class.  These books always make great in depth conversations aroung the dinner table.  We continue to refer back to the different missionaries we have grown to admire.  We remember their deep faith when we are conversing about our own life challenges.  My children all have been influenced by the lives of these righteous individuals and have recognized what it means to surrender on FAITH alone.

All of the missionaries have one thing in common…..Strong FAITH!

In most cases, that’s all they had.

Buy It

You can purchase all of the Christian Hero Series: Then & Now as a set, gift set, or indvidually on the YWAM Publishers website.  They make great gfts, too.

Win It

YWAM Publishing wants one of my readers to have their own Christian Hero Series: 5 Book Set (Books 1-5).  This is a 30.00 value.  I will be picking a random winner on April 12th at 12a.  Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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Have you read any missionary stories to your children yet?

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  1. the david livingstone book is one i want my child to read!

  2. Antionette Robinson says:

    I would love to read all of them to my kids! We read one from this series together already…George Mueller and my boys loved it! I think the Gladys Aylward book would be great for our next book!

  3. kathy lapan says:

    I want to read them all!! I just received “These Are the Generations” from VOM and my kids want to read it, but it is not written for children and they are too young. We have missionaries in Thailand from our church and these stories would help my kids have more of a heart for missionary work.

  4. I’ve always been blown away by the message of forgiveness shown in the life of Corrie Ten Boom. What a great message to pass on to my children!

  5. Great giveaway! Thank you!

  6. Hudson Taylor was my favorite when I was a kid so I’d love for my boys to start with him.

  7. I love Amy carmichaels story and would live to share it with my children!

  8. These all look great! The kids and I would love reading them all.

  9. love these books

  10. Kelly O'Brien says:

    Corrie Ten Boom

  11. I have ALWAYS loved the story of George Mueller! What a great man of faith!

  12. Kim Swiczkowski says:

    We have read some of them through our studies in cultures and countries….but my fav for girls was Amy Carmichael

  13. Julie H. says:

    I would love to read more about Corrie Ten Boom…just finished The Hiding Place with my 6th grader.

  14. I would love to read Corrie Ten Boom to them. 🙂

  15. Heather Allen says:

    I would love to read all of them but if I had to pick I’d start w Corrie Ten Boom

  16. Jennifer N says:

    I would love to read about Corrie Ten Boom with them. My oldest read The Hiding Place and it was a good book!

  17. Sarah LeClercq says:

    We love missionaries and I would love to add some more books to our library!

  18. Mandie Wenzel says:

    We have read a few of these and the next ones I want to read to my kids is Corrie Ten Boom.

  19. Melanie S says:

    I love Hudson Taylor!

  20. Lois Graham says:

    It is hard to choose one missionary. My daughter’s favorite is David Livingston. These are great books. We would love to have a set.

  21. Allison Mills says:

    I haven’t talked much with my children about missionaries but I would love to read about all they have done for Christ with them!

  22. Edie Carter says:

    All of them but I am really excited about the one on Corie Ten Boom.

  23. Amy Carmichael and Nate Saint.

  24. We love nate saint because we are a part of maf as well. We also like betty green. Our favorite by far is the kids own papaw!

  25. All of them. I am going to teach in depth world geography next year and want to read missionary stories with them. I am so excited!

  26. We love Nate Saint, because we’re also with MAF! But we haven’t read the book together. I would also love to read Corrie Ten Boom to them. What a great giveaway!

  27. crystal mccord says:

    Corrie ten boom

  28. Blessed Mama says:

    My husband was very touched by the story of Corrie ten Boom… we would love to use this more child friendly set to share her story with our children! 🙂

  29. I don’t know much about any of these stories. I’m sure my children and I would love them.

  30. Gladys Alyward or Hudson Taylor

  31. Nate Saint is the one I would pick. “Through Gates of Splendor” is a must read for every Christian. 🙂

  32. Thanks for offering this giveaway! My kids love to read and would enjoy this series!

  33. Gabreial W. says:

    We have never read any of them so I’m interested in all of them!

    We love the Heroes of History, I would love to start these with my boys.

  34. Zalyndia powell says:

    We loved gladys alyward book and would love to read the others!

  35. Jennifer C says:

    I’ve always been interested in Corrie Ten Boom’s story, so I’d love that one for my daughter.

  36. Janet Ma'ly says:

    My daughter homeschools. I’d love to pass these books on to her for her boys if I win. Excellent way to educate children, with examples of living for God!

  37. thegirlwhopaintedtrees says:

    We’d love to start with George Muller.

  38. Julie K. says:

    Hudson Taylor!

  39. Christina M says:

    We would love to read Corrie Ten Boom. Gladys Aylward was inspiring! And I (along with my children) learned so much about China.

  40. Jalynn Patterson says:

    Corrie Ten Boom would be a good one!

  41. I would love to read about Corrie Ten Boom with my kids!

  42. I have seen the Hiding Place and her courage is very inspirational and edifying.

  43. I want to read them all… only read Gladys Aylward so far. Thanks so much for sharing about the bonus activities to go along with these books!

  44. Read a short story about Gladys Aylward and saw a homeschool-production of her life, so I’d love to read more about her and continue on to learn about the rest. What inspirations for us all!

  45. I’m a big fan of Corrie Ten Boom, so I’d start there, though the others they publish also look great!

  46. There are so many. Some of my favorites are :Gladys Aylward, Nate Saint, and Corrie ten Boom.

  47. Amy Carmichael, Jim Elliott

  48. Jessica A. says:

    I would read all of them!

  49. Sabrina Caines says:

    All of them!

  50. They all look wonderful and I would love to have the whole series, but I think my DS would be the most interested in C.S. Lewis!

  51. Brenda S says:

    Gladys Aylward is one of my favorites for the kids — and from the responses left here Corrie Ten Boom would be great. We’ve read a bunch, but missed that one!

  52. I would like to read the David Livingstone one. 🙂

  53. Corrie Ten Boom and Brother Andrew. The Hiding Place and God’s Smuggler are two of my favorite books.

  54. Lora @ my blessed life says:

    My favorite missionary book has always been Through the Gates of Splendor. A new favorite, however, is my dad’s (also a missionary) new book, Living the Dream by R. Dale Yerton:)

  55. we’ve read a couple of these & LOVE them….would love to win any & all of them!!!

  56. Nicole Carlson says:

    Would love to share these with my kids. I have read a few missonary stories but these would be a welcome addition.

  57. barbee decker says:

    I would love to read these & would love even more to teach my children about this amazing heroes of the Faith!

  58. We would love to learn about Francis Asbury!

  59. Heatherly says:

    We’ve read several missionary stories in the Hero Tales series, but we will be using these books next year with our My Father’s World curriculum. Would love to win them!

  60. They would all be good, but the one I’ve really got my eye on is the Lottie Moon one because she grew up in the city that we live in now 🙂

  61. I would love to read the story of Corrie Ten Boom with my children.

  62. I would love to study Hudson Taylor with my boys.

  63. Nicole G says:

    I would love to read the story of Corrie Ten Boom to my boys.

  64. Jennifer says:

    My kids LOVE the VOM DVD series. This looks like a great way to get them to read about some of the same heroes of the faith. Thanks for the heads up!

  65. I just ordered the one about Gladys Aylward on ebay, because I wanted to start reading missionary stories to my children. Would love to have some more 🙂

  66. My kids read some missionary books through church quite a few years ago, but more recently they have learned about missionaries through video. I loved missionary books when I was a kid, and would like them to develop an interest in them, too.

  67. I would have to say William Booth, the founder of our church! 🙂

  68. Nate Saint, because we’re from South America.

  69. These look really interesting! Would love to read them!

  70. My daughter wants to read the Connie Ten Boom book. Love this series 🙂

  71. Gillian Gauthier - Gigi Photography - says:

    I would love to read any of these books! Amazing testimonies!!

  72. I love missionary biographies!

  73. Jenn O. says:

    I would like to read to my kids about Nate Saint.

  74. Tammy Jones says:

    I don’t know which one, but we would really love to read these.

  75. Regina Sullivan says:

    These would be perfect for my little girl…..

  76. David Livingstone

  77. Jennie t says:

    We read Davis Livingstone and really liked it, Nate saint would be great to read thanks for the giveaway

  78. Samantha says:

    If you liked Corrie ten Boom’s story, one of my favorite WWII memoirs is Things We Couldn’t Say by Diet Eman. She was a Christian Dutch Resistance member and met Corrie in a concentration camp. I will definitely look into this series, I love stories of courageous Christians

  79. Vanessa Anderson says:

    I read the story of Samuel Morris… such a great read… I’d love to win this to read with my kids too!

  80. I would love to read Amy Carmichael to my kids, but they all look good.

  81. Wendy Clark says:

    I think the one about John Wesley would be interesting.

  82. We would love to read any of them!

  83. Kim H in GA says:

    All of them…

  84. SheliaD says:

    We have the early reader version of these books for our beginner readers. What a blessing to also have them for our more advanced readers.

  85. Thank you for the contest!

  86. Denette says:

    I’ve been looking at these books wanting to buy some. Just not sure where to begin. They all look sooo good!!!

  87. George Mueller and Amy Carmichael!

  88. This would be a great set of books to win. We have enjoyed several of the books from YWAM. I think David Livingstone was the first. These missionary stories are great for introducing families to different cultures and time periods, and for helping them to understand the hardships and joys of serving God as a missionary.

  89. I’d like to read George Mueller.

  90. All missionaries’ stories are to be treasured!

  91. Lisa McK says:

    I would love to reas all of them, but if I had to pick only one to read tp my kids it would be Amy Carmichael’s story.

    I have found, and read to my own children, the ‘Jungle Doctor’ series by Dr Pail White, an Australian missionary who served the Lord in Tanganyika, Africa, in the 1930’s. He used fables of African animals to teach simple biblical truths to children. As a child I used to listen to dramatized recordings of these fables, and I carry fond memories of Twiga the Giraffe, Toto the Monkey, and BooHoo the Hippopotamus, as well as Dr. Paul and Daudi, his assistant and main storyteller. I highly recommend them.

  93. From this set I would choose Hudson Taylor to read to my kids.

  94. Susan Brown says:

    They all sound wonderful. I just saw these at a Homeschool Conference. Looking forward to reading them.

  95. I would love to read the one about Lilian Trasher to my daughter. She is facinated with Egypt right now.

  96. Would love for them to read the Amy Carmichael one!

  97. Karleen says:

    Nate Saint would be great for my youngest son—he is very into airplanes right now!

  98. Desiree W. says:

    Corrie Ten Boom and Nate Saint are two missionaries that we would love to read about 🙂

  99. Bridget says:

    I would love for my son to have these to read!

  100. Jennifer Short says:

    I’d like to have Mary Slessor. She was an an amazing woman and would love to pass on her story!

  101. Jennifer K says:

    They all sound great…but we would start with Harriet Tubman!

  102. We are reading the Amy Carmichael book that we borrowed from a friend. I would love to have my own series!

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