Tales Of Persia: Missionary Stories From Islamic Iran

3.96 avg rating
( 54 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780875526157: Tales Of Persia: Missionary Stories From Islamic Iran
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

News from the Middle East finds us wherever we live in today’s world. Children often wonder about this far-removed land, while parents struggle to teach their children about Islam. Tales of Persia is a timely book of missionary tales that will teach readers about Islam and encourage a new generation of Christians. Tales of Persia is especially useful for family devotions and Sunday school classes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

William Miller spent forty-three years as a missionary to Iran where he translated and prepared several books and Bible commentaries in Farsi. He is the author of A Christian Response to Islam.

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

I am an American. I was born in Kentucky, and when I was a boy I lived in Virginia. But I spent many years of my life far from my native land. For forty-three years I was a missionary to Persia, now known by its ancient name, Iran, a country some eight thousand miles east of Virginia. How did this happen, and how am I now able to write for you a book of stories about people in Iran? Let me tell you.

In the Valley of Virginia, about ten miles from the town of Lexington, there is a Presbyterian church named Bethesda. My grandfather and, after him, my father were for many years pastors of that country church. I lived in the manse, the home of the pastor, with my parents and my brother, Francis, and our little dog, Trigg. We loved the beautiful mountains called Jump and Hogback, which we could see when we played in the yard. We loved our home, where our mother taught us our lessons (we never went to school) and read stories to us. We loved Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott, which told us about our Scottish heroes. We loved to take care of the garden and the chickens and the horse and the cow and the pigs. And we loved our church, where we worshiped God, and where in Sunday school we recited the many Bible verses and the catechism that we had learned by heart.

We also belonged to a missionary society for the young people and the children of the church that my mother started, called the Kemper Band. It was named for a missionary friend of my mother's, Miss Kemper, who was serving Christ in Brazil. All the members of the Kemper Band gave two cents each week to help Miss Kemper in her missionary work. To earn this money, we used to sell eggs and do chores, for we didn't have much money in those days. We read books about missionaries, and sometimes missionaries came to visit us and speak in our church. Once Miss Kemper herself came. A great missionary from the Congo (Zaire) in Africa named Dr. William Morrison once visited us and told us stories about Africa. How we loved his stories!

When I was still a little boy I did a very important thing: I gave my heart to Jesus Christ. I loved Jesus because he first loved me, and I wanted to serve him. I thought the best way to serve him would to become a minister like my father and both of my grandfathers. But where should I serve Christ as a minister? When I heard from the missionaries that there were many people in the world who had never heard of Jesus Christ and his love, I began to wonder whether God might not want me to go to some other country to tell the people the Good News that Jesus had come to save them from their sins and to make them children of God. I was willing to do this if God wanted me to, so I waited for him to tell me what to do.

After I had been graduated from college, I went to a very big missionary meeting for students in Kansas City, and there I saw many missionaries and heard their addresses. They reminded us that Jesus had commanded his followers to go into all the world and to tell people about him, that they might believe on him. But now, after nineteen hundred years, there were millions of people in many lands who had never seen a Bible or heard the story of Jesus and his love for all the people of the world. And these missionaries asked us students if we should obey Christ and go to a land where most of the people did not know him, and there help to make him known. It seemed to me that this was God's message to me, and after this meeting I decided that, if God permitted me, I would become a missionary in some foreign land. I would try to go, and I thought God would stop me if he did not want me to go abroad. But God did not stop me, so I became a foreign missionary.

But when I was in Kansas City, I wasn't yet ready to become a missionary. First, I had to study in a theological seminary to learn more about the Bible and Christian teaching, so that I could teach other people the truth about Jesus Christ. One of the great missionaries whom I say in Kansas City and whom I got to know well when I was studying in seminary was Dr. Samuel Zwemer. He had gone to Arabia to tell the people there about Christ. He told us that most of the people of Arabia were Muslims; that is, they were followers of Muhammad, a man who had lived in Arabia about six hundred years after the time of Christ and who had claimed that he was a prophet sent by God. He wanted all the people of the world to believe on him. After his death, his followers conquered many lands with the sword and converted many people to this new religion, which was called Islam. Dr. Zwemer also told us that there were very few missionaries working in Muslim countries, and very few Muslims had ever become Christians. When I heard this, I thought, "Surely some of us students in the seminary should go to the Muslims and tell them of Christ's love for them! Why shouldn't I go? So I decided to become a missionary to Muslims.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Miller, William
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780875526157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 6.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William Miller
Published by P R Publishing Co (Presbyterian Reformed), United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P R Publishing Co (Presbyterian Reformed), United States, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Bruce Van Patten (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. True Stories about children and adults in the country now called Iran, told by a veteran missionary to that region. Written for children and families. Seller Inventory # AAC9780875526157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William Miller
Published by P R Publishing Co (Presbyterian Reformed), United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P R Publishing Co (Presbyterian Reformed), United States, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Bruce Van Patten (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. True Stories about children and adults in the country now called Iran, told by a veteran missionary to that region. Written for children and families. Seller Inventory # AAC9780875526157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

William McElwee Miller
Published by P & R Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0875526152

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Miller, William McElwee; Patter, Bruce Van
Published by P & R Publishing
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0875526152. Seller Inventory # Z0875526152ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Miller, William McElwee; Patter, Bruce Van
Published by P & R Publishing
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0875526152. Seller Inventory # Z0875526152ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Miller, William McElwee; Patter, Bruce Van
Published by P & R Publishing
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0875526152. Seller Inventory # Z0875526152ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Miller, William McElwee; Patter, Bruce Van
Published by P & R Publishing
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Scarborough, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0875526152. Seller Inventory # Z0875526152ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Miller, William
Published by P & R Publishing 5/20/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing 5/20/2005, 2005. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Tales of Persia: Missionary Stories from Islamic Iran. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780875526157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bruce Van Patter
Published by P & R Publishing
ISBN 10: 0875526152 ISBN 13: 9780875526157
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description P & R Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. 163 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.3in. x 0.6in.News from the Middle East finds us wherever we live in todays world. Children often wonder about this far-removed land, while parents struggle to teach their children about Islam. Tales of Persia is a timely book of missionary tales that will teach readers about Islam and encourage a new generation of Christians. Tales of Persia is especially useful for family devotions and Sunday school classes. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780875526157

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book