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David Brainerd: Pioneer Missionary to the American Indians

Paperback|Jan 1996
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John ThornburyThis biography tells the story of David Brainerds remarkable life. Apioneer missionary to the American Indians, his short life inspired menof God like William Carey, Jim Eliot and John Wesley in the courageouspursuit of their own missionary service. As...


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John ThornburyThis biography tells the story of David Brainerds remarkable life. Apioneer missionary to the American Indians, his short life inspired menof God like William Carey, Jim Eliot and John Wesley in the courageouspursuit of their own missionary service. As you read, you will beinspired to greater commitment to the God Brainerd died for. 316 pages,from Evangelical Press.

Few lives, since biblical times at least, have had a greater impact on Christian missionary vision and enterprise, or set a higher example of personal holiness and devotion to God, than that of David Brainerd.William Carey, often called the father of modern missions, valued the story of Brainerd's life so highly that he encouraged his co-workers to read it through three times a year. John Wesley urged all his preachers to read carefully the life of Brainerd and to 'be followers of him, as he was of Christ'. Henry Martyn, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Jim Eliot and Oswald J. Smith all testified to their esteem of David Brainerd and to the encouragement to greater holiness and faithfulness in service for God that they derived from his example.In making the life of Brainerd available for the modern reader John Thornbury draws frequently on Brainerd's own account in his personal Diary and his letters as well as the writings of his friend and mentor Jonathan Edwards. He also helps us to understand and evaluate the life and achievements of Brainerd in the context of the times in which he lived.The story of this remarkable man, whose life was so short but so full, will encourage God's people today, like those of previous generations, in their pilgrim walk and inspire them to greater commitment to evangelism and missions.
-Publisher

Few lives, since biblical times at least, have had a greater impact on Christian missionary vision and enterprise, or set a higher example of personal holiness and devotion to God, than that of David Brainerd. William Carey, often called the father of modern missions, valued the story of Brainerd's life so highly that he encouraged his co-workers to read it through three times a year. John Wesley urged all his preachers to read carefully the life of Brainerd and to 'be followers of him, as he was of Christ'. Henry Martyn, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Jim Eliot and Oswald J. Smith all testified to their esteem of David Brainerd and to the encouragement to greater holiness and faithfulness in service for God that they derived from his example. In making the life of Brainerd available for the modern reader John Thornbury draws frequently on Brainerd's own account in his personal Diary and his letters as well as the writings of his friend and mentor Jonathan Edwards. He also helps us to understand and evaluate the life and achievements of Brainerd in the context of the times in which he lived. The story of this remarkable man, whose life was so short but so full, will encourage God's people today, like those of previous generations, in their pilgrim walk and inspire them to greater commitment to evangelism and missions.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 96461
  • Product Code 0852343485
  • EAN 9780852343487
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Evangelical Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1996
  • Dimensions 140 x 216 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.409kg

John Thornbury

Thornbury is a Southern Baptist Minister with a doctorate in Ministry, a BA and a Master's degree in Theology. He has been a minister since 1954 and has served his current church, Winfield Baptist Church, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA, since 1965. He has also had a local radio ministry for 28 years. He was founding member of American Baptist Evangelicals, PA, for whice he wrote the doctrinal statement.

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