Danger on the Streets of Gold
In his youth, when Adoniram abandoned his belief in God and traveled far from him loving family, God still had great plans for him! First, to bring him home, then send him to the other side of the world – to Burma. He was to become America’s first overseas missionary – a story brimful of spiritual battles, intrigue and some dangerous pirates.
Judson’s parents, delighted when he turns to Christ, are not nearly so thrilled at his plans to become a missionary to Burma. Even en route, he narrowly escapes pirates and imprisonment, putting he and his young wife Ann in great danger!
The whole Judson story is one of God’s provision and the courageous determination of a committed evangelist, persevering in translating the Scriptures into a strange language and laboring ceaselessly, even when his wife dies. All to bring the gospel to the Burmese people.
Recommended reading level:
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-14
“Adoniram Judson remains a fascinating individual and a missionary we do well to remember. There is a great deal we can learn from his life and ministry. Vance Christie is an excellent biographer who brings his subject to life in the pages of this book. I highly recommend it.” — Tim Challies
About the Author
Irene Howat is an award-winning author and a talented artist in Ayrshire, Scotland. She is married to a retired minister and they have a grown family. She especially enjoys receiving letters from her readers and replies to all of them. Mrs. Howat is also author of many other books for young people, including:
- Ten Boys Who Changed the World
- Ten Girls Who Changed the World
- Lillias Trotter: Daring in the Desert
- Betty Greene: Courage has Wings