Thirty Years with the Silent Billion — Adventuring in Literacy - Frank C. LaubachLutterworth Press, 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, with creases to the head of the spine and the top corners, faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
First British Edition. [First Published: USA, 1960] From the cover: “This is Frank Laubach’s story — the story of literacy.
During his lifetime, Frank C. Laubach has been travelling the airways and seaways and highways and dirt roads of the world, across continents and oceans — to the Philippines, India, Africa, Singapore, Latin America, Korea — into those areas of the world inhabited by the underprivileged illiterate.
think it is a pity, he says, that the illiterate cannot rend, ‘But the real tragedy is that they have 110 voice in public affairs, they never vote, they are never represented in any conference, they are the silent victims, the forgotten men, driven like animals, mutely submitting in every age before and since the pyramids were built. It is a human weakness not to become aware of suffering unless we hear a cry. The illiterate majority of the human race does not know how to make the cry reach us, and we never dream how these millions suffer’.
Frank C. Laubach heard their silent cry and, through his literacy charts and ‘each one teach one’ movement, has served to bring millions into the citizenship of humanity. His highest aim in teaching illiterates is to extend the gospel, because ‘every Christian needs to read his Bible’.
Day by day and week by week, he takes the reader with him on his journeys. He shows what has been and is being done and how every church and every individual can help to bring light and love and hope to the ‘blind’. This book includes material previously published under the title, The Silent Billion Speak, and there are illustrations of his literacy charts and an index.”
Foreword or introduction by Lowell Thomas. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 383 pages.