To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson Author Courtney Anderson
ISBN-10 0817011218
ISBN-13 9780817011215
Year 1987-06-01
Pages 530
Language English
Publisher Judson Pr
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On February 12 1812 Ann and Adoniram Judson sailed from Salem aboard the brig Caravan as two of the first missionaries to go out from North America Watching the shoreline disappear from view they could not have foreseen the impact of their journey on the future of the Christian world mission or on the thousands of men and women who would follow in their footsteps After a short stay in India they carried the Good News of Jesus Christ to the golden shore of Burma Drawing on letters and church records Courtney Anderson paints a poignant portrait of Judsons early life in dealing with the conflict between his desire for material success and the inner call to serve God For Adoniram Judson the golden shore brought bitter hardships imprisonment and family tragedy Yet he never wavered in his commitment to win people to faith in Christ and to translate the Bible into the Burmese language This special edition recognized the 175th anniversary of the Judsons sailing on their historic voyage and celebrates the early years of Baptist mission overseas Photographs and reproductions of Burmese woodcuts are used in telling Judsons story