To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

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This book tells how the 'golden shore' bought bitter hardships, imprisonment, and family tragedy.
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This book tells how the 'golden shore' bought bitter hardships, imprisonment, and family tragedy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817011215
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Pages: 530
  • Sales rank: 273,445
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A Journey of the Mind Beyond Mission Biography

    Courtney Anderson does a superb job of writing about a life that not many people know about or have even heard about, namely, Adoniram Judson. I have had the pleasure of reading this book while attending a seminary which is near his New England roots. The writing is so well done that I often would put the book down to take a sip of my latte, which had cooled rapidly due to my lengthy reading, and I would have to migrate back into the real world from the world that Courtney Anderson paints so vividly in her book. I had to read this book for a class on world missions, and it was easily the best reading that I had for the class. This is a biography about the first American foreign missionary. I went to the book with a pessimistic view of being forced to read this massive, and most likely boring biographical work. After getting past my pessimism, I read the book and it is amazing how the pages fly by. The author takes you into more than just a picture of the life of Adoniram Judson, she takes you on a journey into his world in early America and into the great trials and tribulations he endured for the faith and propagation of the gospel in Myanmar(then Burma). It provides a little history of New England, America, and Myanmar in the process. Instead of a dry biography, I got a book packed with history, missiology, theology, and adventure. That said, this book will give the reader a greater appreciation for foreign missions and more. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2004

    An incredible missionary story

    I think this is a great book!! Courtney Anderson gave his subject full detail so that he comes to life. I like how he includes Adoniram's wives and their experiences too. My only complaint is that the author did not credit God enough. Definitely a buy for those interested in Adoniram Judson, missionary life, or history.

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