My children love biographies. One of the books we’ve recently been reading aloud to our kids is David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost by Brian Cosby. This latest book in the Trail Blazers series chronicles the life of David Brainerd. Here’s the description of the book from Christian Focus Publications’ web site:
Life on the American frontier in the early 1700s was very difficult – continually threatened by disease, attack, and brutally cold winters. The English and Native Americans lived side by side, which often led to conflict. David Brainerd arose as a compassionate and fearless missionary to the various Indian tribes in America. Riding on his horse across rivers, over mountains, and through towns, Brainerd carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, the hurting, and the broken. Notable pastors and missionaries like John Wesley, William Carey, Adoniram Judson and Jim Elliot were all influenced by the life, passion, and dedication of David Brainerd. In this book, Brian Cosby takes the reader on a journey from Brainerd’s teenage years on the farm to his expulsion from Yale; from preaching on the frontier to his death in his late 20s. The reader will be encouraged, inspired, and challenged by the perseverance and single-minded devotion of the early American missionary to the Indians, David Brainerd.
David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost is available from Amazon, WTSBooks, and other book retailers. If you’d like to learn more about the book and its author, check out the interview with Brian Cosby that was recently featured on the Christian Focus BookNotes blog.
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