To the Golden Shore The Life of Adoniram
Where are the Judsons of today?
I was compelled to read the biography of Adoniram Judson after hearing a John Piper message in which he challenged his hearers to count the cost in embracing a call to missions. Anderson's book is lengthy but easy read which draws the reader into a life of sacrifice and service not unlike that of the Apostle Paul. Judson experienced many "personal deaths" and severe tests of faith in order to reach the Burmese people with the Gospel. One cannot help but wonder how weaker men--particularly in our day--would have abandoned the cause in the face of so many difficult circumstances. Loss of loved ones, imprisonment, loneliness and solitude, near loss of faith, and years without a convert, Judson persevered by God's grace to make a lasting impact as America's first foreign missionary. Recommended for those considering a call to missions and those who need encouragemenbt to stay the course.
May 10, 2011
This book left such an impression that we ordered books for our adult Bible class.
March 21, 2009
Not only for missionaries, this book is for everyone who loves the gospel! Well written, engaging, and inspiring. You will follow Adoniram through his brilliant childhood, through his years of agnosticism, through his conversion and call to ministry, through his trip to Burma, through tradgedy, suffering, and repentance. Through his three amazing wives (it is worth reading it just to hear about them!), and to his eventual death. This is a story that should not die, not in our generation or the next.
September 10, 2008
I read this book years ago, as a very young Christian, and it has defined a good bit of my life. It is pure and simply a classic, probably one of the most outstanding Christian biographies ever written.
January 21, 2001