David Brainerd: The Pioneer Missionary to North American Indians Whose Journal Became a Devotional Classic

David Brainerd: The Pioneer Missionary to North American Indians Whose Journal Became a Devotional Classic

by Ranelda Mack Hunsicker
     
 
David Brainerd, (1718-1747) a pioneer missionary to North American was Indians. He braved serious illness and a multitude of obstacles to present the Gospel to those who had never heard. His short life was full of fire and passion for Christ. His Journal became a devotional classic, influencing the likes of John Wesley, Francis Asbury, William Carey, David Livingstone

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David Brainerd, (1718-1747) a pioneer missionary to North American was Indians. He braved serious illness and a multitude of obstacles to present the Gospel to those who had never heard. His short life was full of fire and passion for Christ. His Journal became a devotional classic, influencing the likes of John Wesley, Francis Asbury, William Carey, David Livingstone, Jim Elliot, and hundreds of missionaries.

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David Brainerd was the sixth child in a family of God fearing people with Puritan ideals. David throughout his life was driven to please God. Through prayer, fasting and preaching, he spread the word of Christianity. Even when his health failed him, God provided strength for him to continue his preaching. Through religious controversy, Brainerd found himself expelled from Yale. His personal journal provides insights, learnings, and actions taken in his continued search for a way to be reinstated. He found his calling in ministering to Native Americans throughout his twenty-nine years. The journal provides various Bible verses that were the foundation of his sermons. He brought many Indians to Christianity and helped to start Indian churches and schools. He was always concerned about his relationship with God. Through fervent prayer, solitude, and fasting until his death, he tried to be worthy of a place in heaven. His goal in life was to plant the seeds of faith in Jesus Christ and knew that his brother John and others would see them bear fruit. This is a story of a strong faith and call to ministry that was God given. It is part of the "Men of Faith" series. 1999, Bethany House, Ages 15 to 18, $4.99. Reviewer: Karen Werner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764221736
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Men of Faith Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.29(w) x 6.97(h) x 0.43(d)

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