Faithful Witness - The Life and Mission of William Carey

By Timothy George This is a solid biography of William Carey, considered by many to be the founder of modern missions.  He was a shoemaker, self-taught, who ended up as a pastor in England before going to India as a missionary in the late 1700s.  He was a remarkable man – deep heart for God, refreshing humility, enormous capacity for work, endurance through tough times, and a heart for the world when that was so rare.

Despite a very difficult marriage, he accomplished an incredible amount for the kingdom, including translating the Bible personally into eight languages in India and overseeing the translation of a total of 40 languages.  He had several heartaches but never wavered in his love and zeal for Christ.