This is a most interesting adventure story, and a true one. It is a succession of personal experiences, episodes in the...

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This is a most interesting adventure story, and a true one. It is a succession of personal experiences, episodes in the hazardous life of Church of England missionary to the Eskimo people. Bishop Fleming recounts his adventures, from the time of his ""calling"" to the ministry to its end. In spite of the fact that many of his exploits and narrow escapes from tragedy had a monotonous likeness to each other they are full of real interest. Each experience concerns different peoples and the book is about people and Bishop Fleming's passion for people, especially Eskimos. This great Apostle of the North relived the adventurous career of St. Paul in the wilderness of ice in the 20th century. His successes and failures were not unlike this early minister of Christ and the author is conscious of their similarity. He often turns to the experiences of St. Paul for encouragement in adversity. This book should appeal strongly to readers of adventure and to those interested in heroic missionary enterprises. The simple directness of the narrative and its deeply spiritual background could even be the means of converting the reader to a life dedicated to personal Christian service. He could not help but be impressed by the self-sacrificing devotion. Among lovers of adventure on a high spiritual plane this could be a best seller. Clergy and laymen alike will read it with great profit and delight.

Pub Date: Oct. 11, 1956

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Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956