The African Preachers
Here is a stirring volume that contains the brief, stirring biographies of four slaves. Each of them in the amazing grace and providence of God, ascended from slavery to useful roles in the work of the ministry. The African Preachers includes accounts of the lives of:
- James Jones, the African Preacher, by William S. White
- Lott Carey, Missionary to Africa (who returned there after slavery), by J. B. Taylor
- John Stewart, the Missionary Pioneer, His Life, Labors and Death, by Joseph Mitchell
- The Negro Servant, by Legh Richmond
About Author Legh Richmond
Legh Richmond (1772–1827) was a Church of England clergyman and writer. He is noted for tracts, narratives of conversion that innovated in the relation of stories of the poor and female subjects, and which were subsequently much imitated. Richmond was also known for an influential collection of letters to his children, powerfully encouraging the evangelizing of youth. Richmond was strongly influenced by William Wilberforce’s Practical View of Christianity, and took a prominent interest in the British and Foreign Bible Society, The Church Missionary Society, and the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews.
From the preface, by Walter Bowie:
“There is really no need to engage in endless debates over dubious scholarship about what color Jesus was. If black people need some heroes of the faith to take pride in, there is a host of black men and women whose characters they can emulate. Many already know about John Jasper and Samuel Morris, and many others. Now Lloyd Sprinkle (publisher) has added to that list of black luminaries, by publishing The African Preachers.