Letters From Egypt

By: Mary L. Whately


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A fascinating living geography book from 1879!

My Good Friends,

By God’s providence I have been led to settle in this distant land, and can but seldom visit England; however, I do not forget friends there, for whom I always have felt great interest. One day it came to my mind that I might do some little good to old folk at home—and perhaps to the young, too—in spite of being so far off, and having a large school to look after, and several other things; and this was my idea:—that I would write some simple familiar accounts of the land of Egypt where I dwell . . .

Mary Whately’s letters paint a fascinating picture of life in Egypt in 1879. And her insight into customs, culture, and climate ring true even today. Plus, many Bible quotations and allusions are woven throughout the letters, along with illustrations of how life in Egypt reminded Mary of those passages. Letters from Egypt is a living geography book that will touch your mind, your imagination, and your heart.

  • Living Geography—Learn about the people, customs, and climate of Egypt in these letters from a Christian friend.
  • Biblical Insights—Gain a greater understanding of the culture and how it is reflected in so many Scripture verses.
  • Missionary Emphasis—See the mixed multitude of people and be stirred to pray for the work of the Lord among them.
  • Recommended—Listed as a suggested resource for grades 3–12 in Visits to Africa.

Product Description

When Mary went to Egypt to start a school for girls, she never thought she would stay so long. Her letters back to her family in England reveal Egyptian culture, weather, traditions, animals, plants, and more. A fascinating living geography book from 1879 that will touch your mind, your imagination, and your heart.

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Weight .23 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .5 in



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