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An edition of Monganga Paul (1966)

Monganga Paul

The Congo Ministry and Martyrdom of Paul Carlson, M.D.

1st ed.
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An edition of Monganga Paul (1966)

Monganga Paul

The Congo Ministry and Martyrdom of Paul Carlson, M.D.

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Harper & Row
Language
English
Pages
197

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Here is the electrifying story of Christian heroism that caught the world’s imagination – the story of the California surgeon who took his family into the steaming Congo, only to be gunned down by rebel Simbas, the “lion men.” The horror of Dr. Paul’s death on a side street in Stanleyville, as rescuers raced toward him, evoked shocked reactions all over the world. The full impact of that event is described in this book by Lois Carlson, Dr. Paul’s wife and helpmate who shared his years of preparation and struggle. Mrs. Carlson traces with moving simplicity and directness the story of the man as he grew and developed. Beginning with his boyhood in California, she tells of the direction of his life, and of the long years of schooling and preparation. Then she describes the struggle for both the Carlsons with the temptation to settle for the comforts of a wealthy suburban medical practice. The Carlsons turned their backs on that life and took their young children with them into the Congo, where they waged a new kind of struggle – to build a life founded not on material comfort but on service to hundreds of thousands in desperate need of the medical and spiritual ministry that the Carlsons conducted. The sights and sounds of daily life in the forgotten corner of the Ubangi plateau – Wasolo - spring from these pages, as do the tales of the real bonds of love that grew between the Carlsons and their African brethren. Finally, in the closing pages of this book, the reader will come to grasp the extraordinary moral force of the quiet heroism of Paul Carlson. In his final days, as thousands about him were losing their balance, he kept an inspiring calm. He went on serving in the jail cells of Stanleyville as he had in the steaming jungles of the Congo – as a witness for Christ, living his faith, and inspiring millions by his example.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 A Call to Tandala
2 A Pattern Forming
3 "Operation Doctor"
4 "So I Send You"
5 Arrival in Africa
6 The Forgotten Corner
Picture Section
7 "No One Ever Comes to Wasolo"
8 Threatening Days - And a Wedding
9 The River Between Us
10 November
11 Return to the Ubangi
Epilogue
Glossary

Edition Notes

Series
Harper jungle missionary classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
266
Library of Congress
BV3625.C63 C34

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 197 p. :
Number of pages
197

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24753574M
Internet Archive
mongangapaulcong00carl
LCCN
66011482
OCLC/WorldCat
554908

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