This collection of 12 resources is included in History / Bible / Literature F. If you don't need notes or a schedule, but are just looking for some excellent supplemental reading about the Eastern Hemisphere, this collection is for you!
You'll read about people in the "10/40 Window," the band on a map that extends between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator and stretches from West Africa to Japan, a place where about two-thirds of the world's population live. This area lacks access to the gospel (many governments are hostile to the story of Jesus); many of the people live in extreme poverty; many live without access to medical care and access to education.
It is very difficult to pray for God to be at work when we know nothing about where we want God to be at work. It is, perhaps, difficult to feel called to "go" if you know nothing about the need to which you might be called.
The centerpiece is Journey to the Eastern Hemisphere, a book that combines articles and photos about various countries and regions: China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, India, the Middle East, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica.
The F Notebook Pages also include guided exercises and activities to help make the reading more meaningful. Make a timeline of Chinese history. Record three interesting things you learned in that day's reading. Research an endangered species and give a mini-report. You'll read several powerful missionary biographies: Hudson Taylor in China, William Carey in India, Mary Slessor in Nigeria, and God at work in Iran.
A unique collection of books for the curious reader.