Book Review - William Carey

"William Carey: Father of Modern Missions" by Sam Wellman (part of the Heroes of the Faith series)

I picked this up to read even though it's a pre-teen/teen level biography. I've seen this series at homeschool bookfairs for years so I thought I'd give it a try.

I enjoyed this book for what it was. It is pretty well written and easy to read. It was a nice broad overview of William Carey's life, but being a pre-teen book, didn't stay too heavily on the details. I enjoy a lot of in depth details about people's lives, so this book felt more like an appetizer rather than an entree. Also because it's geared toward a younger crowd, I thought some things were over simplified and over-interpreted. (for example, there are lots of made-up/hypothetical conversations) The author was able to keep my interest throughout the book and I really enjoyed getting a look at this great man of faith. My interest in Carey's life has been piqued. I will be on the watch now for a biography that delves a little further and deeper into his story and his unique and pioneering ministry.


  1. Yes, I have some similar views on this book series. :) We have quite a few of them.

    HaHa, I liked your description of it as "an appetizer" - that's very fitting. ;) But if it got you more interested into reading more about him then I suppose it did it's job alright. I've enjoyed some of their titles in this series more than others but they are nice for a short read. :) I'm glad you seemed to enjoy it somewhat.



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