View all results
The Yankee Officer and the Southern BelleA Journey of Love across Africa

The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle

A Journey of Love across Africa

Nell Robertson Chinchen
  • £7.99
Buy 10 and save 20% (£6.39 / book)
Buy 20 and save 25% (£5.99 / book)
Buy 35 and save 30% (£5.59 / book)


It began like a fairytale-amidst mint juleps and magnolias in Mississippi. But as their love grew, its fruit flourished and spread to a most unlikely place-across the mission fields of Africa. The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle is the vivid recollection of how God called Nell and Jack Chinchen from the comforts of their "perfect" life to a risky, lifelong journey they would never regret. More than forty years ago, the Chinchens arrived in Liberia, West Africa, as missionaries. They had left family, thriving ministries and a successful business. Their new life in the jungle would bring perils: tropical diseases, witch doctors, fire and even rebel invasion. Yet joy overflowed in their faithfulness to God's call-training pastors, teaching children, pioneering medical ministry. And their work wouldn't stop at the boundaries of their bamboo mission station. As the ministry expanded, God led the Chinchens to establish African Bible Colleges and Radio ABC, sending the Gospel across the continent. Looking back now, as the Chinchens live and work in Malawi, Nell is certain about the author of her story. "Africa," she says... "the place that God had written on my heart before the foundation of the world."

Nell Robertson Chinchen

About Nell Robertson Chinchen

Nell and Jack Chinchen left the comfort of life in the United States to become missionaries in Liberia, West Africa. This is their story.


  • Author: Nell Robertson Chinchen
  • Release Date: May 2012
  • Pages: 184
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781845509217
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography


"From the refined coast of Mississippi to the shores and jungles of Africa, behold God's faithfulness to this couple and His shaping and sharpening them into instruments for His glory."

Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary

"The story of these servants of God who have been tried by fire will enlighten you and your soul will be stirred to read about the warm heart of Africa that welcomed The Yankee Officer and the Southern Belle with drums in the night."

Franklin Graham, President & CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse
Read more

Select shipping destination

UK USA & Canada Rest of World