Laos Church History Books

Written by Karl Dahlfred.

Books about the history of Christianity in Laos.


Dupertuis, Silvain, The Gospel in the land of a million elephants: 100 years of mission in Laos. FREE/ActsCo Printing, Chiang Mai, 2013.

Available from Silvain Dupertuis and various OMF offices.


Watson, Rosemary As the Rock Flower Blooms. OMF Books, 1999.

Out-of-print. Available from Amazon.


McGilvary, Daniel, A Half-Century Among the Thai and Lao: An Autobiography, Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, 1912.

McGilvary's area of ministry covered the area which is currently Northern Thailand and parts of Laos, including Luang Prabang.

(Image: Cover of Thai translation of McGilvary's autobiography).
Reprints of the English original are available at  A scanned PDF available online.

  Swanson, Herb, Khrischak Muang Nua: A Study in Northern Thai Church History. Chuan Printing Press, Chiang Mai, 1984.

Out-of-print. Paperback available at  Read online at

Dahlfred, Karl, Daniel McGilvary: Pioneer Missionary to Northern Thailand, Amazon Digital Services, 2012.

Print and Kindle editions available from