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Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven

Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven is executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society and the author of The Devotion of These Women: Rhode Island Women in the Antislavery Network.

Books by Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven

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George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
Edited by: David T. Shannon, Sr., Julia Frazier White, Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven
Product Code: H853
ISBN: 9780881463897
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $35.00
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Writers of church and mission history have devoted very few pages to George Liele's ministry and most mentions ignore the global nature of his pioneer work, international influence, intelligence, and legacy. He launched a mission movement that reached from Georgia to Jamaica and from Jamaica to Sierra Leone and Nova Scotia-all before the pioneer work of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Richard Allen, and Lott Cary. Beginning as a slave preacher, Liele learned the Baptist story and theology-a message he preached in South Carolina, Georgia, and Jamaica. In providing a comprehensive introduction to Liele's life and work, this book draws readers into identifying with Liele and those who lived through a difficult historic period and who in the process developed a theology that guided them through the challenges of being a Christian leader in a slave society.