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For the Love of India

Jim Cromarty

For the Love of India

Jim Cromarty

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Henry Martyn was born in Cornwall in 1781 and was converted while a student at Cambridge in 1800. He became a Fellow of St John's College, and served as a curate at Holy Trinity Church while Charles Simeon was the vicar. In 1805 Martyn left for India as a chaplain of the East India Company. He was a brilliant linguist and in under five years he had translated the New Testament into Urdu and Persian, and supervised its translation into Arabic. He died tragically in Armenia in 1812, aged only 31. This is his remarkable story.An inspiring and moving book, which retains the flavor of its sources read about the difficult choice Henry had to make between the call to the mission field and the comforts of home.

- Publisher In the summer of 1805, at the height of the struggle for naval supremacy between Britain and France that was to culminate in the Battle of Trafalgar, a young man, newly ordained to the ministry of the Church of England and already showing symptoms of the tuberculosis which had claimed the life of his mother, set sail on the long and hazardous voyage to India. Leaving behind friends, family and the woman he loved, he turned his back on the prospects of a brilliant academic career in England, in order to bring the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God in their own language to the peoples of India and Persia. His name was Henry Martyn. Struggling against the rigours of a climate which was seriously undermining his health, and facing scorn and hostility from many quarters, within the space of a few short years he completed the translation of the New Testament into Hindustani, Persian and Arabic, opened several schools and brought the message of the gospel, by either the spoken or the written word, to people from all levels of society, from the beggars who came to his gate to the court of the Shah of Persia.

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Henry Martyn was born in Cornwall in 1781 and was converted while a student at Cambridge in 1800. He became a Fellow of St John's College, and served as a curate at Holy Trinity Church while Charles Simeon was the vicar. In 1805 Martyn left for India as a chaplain of the East India Company. He was a brilliant linguist and in under five years he had translated the New Testament into Urdu and Persian, and supervised its translation into Arabic. He died tragically in Armenia in 1812, aged only 31. This is his remarkable story.An inspiring and moving book, which retains the flavor of its sources read about the difficult choice Henry had to make between the call to the mission field and the comforts of home.
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In the summer of 1805, at the height of the struggle for naval supremacy between Britain and France that was to culminate in the Battle of Trafalgar, a young man, newly ordained to the ministry of the Church of England and already showing symptoms of the tuberculosis which had claimed the life of his mother, set sail on the long and hazardous voyage to India. Leaving behind friends, family and the woman he loved, he turned his back on the prospects of a brilliant academic career in England, in order to bring the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God in their own language to the peoples of India and Persia. His name was Henry Martyn. Struggling against the rigours of a climate which was seriously undermining his health, and facing scorn and hostility from many quarters, within the space of a few short years he completed the translation of the New Testament into Hindustani, Persian and Arabic, opened several schools and brought the message of the gospel, by either the spoken or the written word, to people from all levels of society, from the beggars who came to his gate to the court of the Shah of Persia.
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Meet the Author

Jim Cromarty

Jim Cromarty is a well-known author of both children and adult books about Australias great outdoors and Christian history. He is retired and lives in Australia. His story since retirement can be read in Stopped Work? Start Living, he has also written Outback Adventures; Great Barrier Reef Adventures and It Is Not Death to Die
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  • Catalogue Code 240788
  • Product Code 0852345984
  • EAN 9780852345986
  • Pages 384
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Evangelical Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Dimensions 215 x 170 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.468kg

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