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David Livingstone: The Unexplored Story

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    Stephen Tomkins(Author)
200 years after his birth, this book assesses David Livingstone's life, impact and legacy.

This new, well written book reveals much about the man. It the man far more human than perhaps anyone else realised. It has taught me much about a man of whom I realise now I knew little. It makes me want to learn more. -- Christopher Wardale The lance It has taught me much about a man of whom I realise now I knew little. It makes me want to learn more. -- Christopher Wardale The Lance Tomkins re-humanises Livingstone and sees in him a far more interesting person than the figure of old Sunday School teaching ever appeared. -- Christopher Wardale The Lance 'It is not simply a collection of joined up diary recollections, but a cogent, coherent and topical analysis of his life' -- Lynne McNeil Life and Work

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  • PDF | 242 pages
  • Stephen Tomkins(Author)
  • Lion Books; 1st New edition edition (18 Jan. 2013)
  • English
  • 10
  • Biography
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  • By Rev. J. A. Campbell on 5 May 2013

    Everyone surely must have heard the story of how H.M.Stanley discovered David Livingstone in the heart of Africa. If it is the only piece of information recalled about Livingstone's remarkable adventures then at least it is fairly accurate. Livingstone dared to go where others had flinched and fled. He was a driven character, spurred by his zeal for Christianity and an unquenchable thirst for discovery. The fact that he worked in a mill in Scotland, was largely self-taught and had very little financial backing formed his character into a man who never appeared to give up on anything. Perhaps some may scathingly suggest that he went to Africa with the same sort of "gungho" spirit as current students set out for their Gap Year - there is certainly a hint of it - but he had tenacity beyond belief. His travels inspired schoolchildren and adults alike across the British Empire and, here is the remarkable point, his example still inspires.This is a readable biography. It is succinct and easy to consume in a matter of hours. More, it is good to read about a person who will always carry a certain amount of legend just in the mention of his name. David Livingstone's memory deserves to be held in respect and the author has ensured we can do so with this little treasure.

  • By GordonD on 26 August 2014

    Interesting biography of an interesting man!

  • By Sarah Louise Jane Izzett on 10 July 2014

    A very fair and balanced view of Livingstone. Probably deserves the full 5 stars but I got a little confused, in places, between the various tribes which Livingstone encountered. As a whole, though, this is a very readable and interesting book and it has made me want to read other things by Stephen Tomkins.

  • By rev Alan Donaldson on 23 May 2013

    This biography gives great insight into the motivations working in the life of David Livingstone. From the seemingly pure motives of God's missionary call to a sense of a being driven by a fear of failure. Like many, on his best of days he was an inspiration and example of many Christian virtues and yet on other occasions he is described as behaving in ways that warn present leaders that distance between spiritual greatness and brokenness is rarely more than a simple change of attitude of heart. This biography reminded me of the importance of the psalmists daily prayer. "Search me O God and know my heart today."

  • By Miss M Elliston on 15 January 2015

    So very interesting. Gives a great history of the Africa that was unknown at the time and comparing this area to modern times when looking at the route that Mr Livingstone took!!

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