About the Book

In this book, the remarkable story of Raphael Thomas is brought to life in the historical contexts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Thomas was trained in theology and medicine in the finest schools in New England, but his one goal was to serve as a medical missionary in Asia. He served with two mission agencies, and with many unique and colorful characters from America and the Philippines. His sense of humor, and his sense of honor, are frequently seen here, as are the personal losses he experienced. He was convinced that medicine, education, and training should always be in service to evangelism and the establishment of churches. In his later years, “Raph” attempted to bring evangelicals in the Northern Baptist Convention together. Whether his convictions, his breath of vision, his tenacity, or his tenderness is in view, Raphael Thomas proves to be a man of God we ought to know.