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William CareyExpecting Great Things

William Carey

Expecting Great Things

Linda Finlayson
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Step into the shoes of a shoe–maker and see where God leads…

Coming from a working class background you might not have expected William Carey to impact the world but God had other plans. this shoe–maker became the father of today’s missionary movement.


William was an inquisitive child and keenly interested in the natural world around him. He was bright and intelligent enough to teach himself Latin and Greek. However, where young boys from wealthy families benefited from a university education William was apprenticed to a local shoemaker.


When William grew up, he was a husband, father, schoolmaster, preacher, pastor and missionary. He was one of the key individuals in 1792 to form The Baptist Missionary Society. His great passion to bring the gospel to other lands also led him to India where he used his linguistic talents to translate the Bible.


The Trailblazer series collects great stories from Christians of the past and delivers them to the young people of today.  This gripping and astonishing story from Linda Finlayson  will challenge young readers to expect great things from God and attempt great things for him as William Carey did.


A long standing series:

  • Over 50 titles
  • Great for ages 9 to 14
  • Published in 14 languages
  • Half a million books sold
  • Also available in box sets when one book is not enough! 7 themed box sets, each with 5 books


Each biography follows the trailblazer’s journey to faith, and on to the work that God had planned for them. With lots of dialogue, these engaging stories show how God uses normal individuals to bring about his purpose.


Each book features:

  • Thinking Further Topics for each chapter to help readers think about how what they’ve read applies to their life today
  • Timeline of important events in the lifetime of each book’s subject


Linda Finlayson

About Linda Finlayson

Linda Finlayson is an author who writes biographies and church history books for children. She works part time as the administrative assistant at her church, Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Sandy Finlayson, author, librarian and professor at Westminster Theological Seminary. They have one son.


  • Author: Linda Finlayson
  • Release Date: May 2022
  • Pages: 128
  • Format: Pocket paperback
  • Dimensions: 178 x 110
  • ISBN: 9781527107939
  • Imprint: CF4Kids
  • Category: Children's Books > Biography
  • Series: Trail Blazers
  • Read to me: 8–11
  • Read Myself: 9–14

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