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Mary SlessorA Life on the Altar for God

Mary Slessor

A Life on the Altar for God

Bruce McLennan
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Mary Slessor was no ordinary woman, indeed she was no ordinary missionary. Brought up in Dundee, one of eleven children, Mary was called to mission. Setting sail for West Africa on the 5th August 1876, Mary arrived one month later. Bruce McLennan examines this remarkable story of a woman who shared the Gospel, stood up against inequality and impacted all areas of life in Calabar with boldness and conviction. McLennan also considers the debt owed to the work of previous missionaries who had established the work and looks at the legacy of Slessor after her death.

Bruce McLennan

About Bruce McLennan

Bruce McLennan holds degrees from Edinburgh University, the University of Guelph, Ontario, the University of Aberdeen and Dundee University. Specialising in Church History, particularly the Reformation in the North–East of Scotland he has contributed to a number of journal articles and has spent most of his career in secondary education.


  • Author: Bruce McLennan
  • Release Date: November 2014
  • Pages: 272
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781781915189
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: History Maker


.. I challenge you to read this book and not feel deeply convicted by the beauty of a life poured out on God's altar for eternity and not want the same- whatever the cost.

Evangelicals Now

... This biography not only tells us what Mary Slessor accomplished but also analyses why her labours had such a deep impact. We do well to learn from her example!

Conrad Mbewe, Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church, Kabwata, Zambia; Founding Chancellor, African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
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