1858  — 1945

Frost Henry

Missions leader and mobilizer, Bible teacher, conference speaker, evangelist, counselor, author. First North American Home Director of the China Inland Mission. First President of the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association.


Austin, Alvyn. “Blessed Adversity: Henry W. Frost and the China Inland Mission.” In Earth Vessels: American Evangelicals and Foreign Missions, 1880-1980. Edited by Joel A. Carpenter and Wilbert R. Shenk, 47-70. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1990. (Note: Very helpful.)

—. China’s Millions: The China Inland Mission and the Late Qing Society, 1832-1905. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007. (Note: Very unhelpful, because of its pervasive negative bias against Hudson Taylor, Henry Frost, and the CIM in general. Though containing much helpful information, it also promulgates serious errors about important matters.)

Broomhall, A.J. It Is Not Death to Die! Book Seven in Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century. Sevenoaks, UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. Now printed in Volume II of The Shaping of Modern China: Hudson Taylor’s Life and Legacy. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2005.

Frost, Henry W. About the Old Faith: Meditations upon Important Christian Truths. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1937.

—. FAITH’S FINAL AUTHORITY, published 1920. Accessed at Henry W. Frost | Foundation Truths (wordpress.com).

—. Memoirs, an unpublished manuscript of more than 900 pages that forms the basis for biographies about Henry Frost. Stored at the OMF International archives in Toronto, Canada. Most quotations of his words come from this autobiography.

—. “The Uncommon Christian.” Philadelphia: China Inland Mission, 1914. Published by CIM in Philadelphia and Toronto, the entirety of the 1914 essay is available online (in PDF format) and at no cost thanks to the Cornell University Library’s Wason Pamphlet Collection (vol. 91, pamphlet 21).

Taylor, Dr. and Mrs. Howard. By Faith: Henry Frost and the Inland Mission. First published by the China Inland Mission in 1938. Republished by Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Robesonia, PA, 1988.