review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:


It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:

review SANGAYA


Malawi is a country with a rich history in the field of church and mission. One of the people who have played in role in both church and mission is Sangaya, to whom this little book has been devoted.  Jonathan Sangaya had a long history with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian. During the many … Continue reading review SANGAYA

review BLANTYRE MISSION AND THE MAKING OF MODERN MALAWI


The writer of this book, Andrew C. Ross, worked for about seven years in Malawi, after this periode (1958 – 1965) he was deported from this small landlocked country by the regime of Hastings Banda. Ross worked for one of the churches in the country.   Ross (1931 – 2008) had an extensive knowledge of the … Continue reading review BLANTYRE MISSION AND THE MAKING OF MODERN MALAWI

review LIFE OF BISHOP SMYTHIES


The first edition of this book was published in December 1898. The second edition followed in February 1899. I have a very good copy of the second edition. So over 120 years this book was published. It seems that both the first and second edition each had 2000 copies. Who wrote this book? On the … Continue reading review LIFE OF BISHOP SMYTHIES

review The HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITIES’ MISSSION TO CENTRAL AFRICA


On page 259 I saw it with my own eyes. The words: “Ex Africa semper aliquid novi”.  One of the forms in which this famous statement has rolled through history.  But let me start at the beginning. We do not start in Central Africa but in the British university town Cambridge. The explorer and missionary … Continue reading review The HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITIES’ MISSSION TO CENTRAL AFRICA

review LIVINGSTONE


In my mind David Livingstone is a Scotsman who travelled to the southern parts of Africa, did missionary work, started travelling and writing, sought possibilities for commerce and missionary work. Henry Morton Stanley went to look for him, I presume. After Livingstone’s death he was carried by a few of his most faithful followers to … Continue reading review LIVINGSTONE