Bless God and Take Courage
The Judson History and Legacy
A daughter of missionaries herself, author Rosalie Hunt (who served in 8 different Asian countries herself) has extensively researched the Judson family and took the time to walk in the cities and nation where they served. The result is, an utterly fascinating saga which anyone – whether interested in missionaries or not! – will find a real page-turner.
Adventure, affliction, war, zeal, tragedy, and triumphthis was life for America’ first missionaries. Rosalie Hall Hunt has provided a well-researched, thorough, and scholarly account of Adoniram, of the three womenAnn, Sarah, and Emilywho served as his partners in life and mission, of the Judson descendants, and of the lasting impact of the Judson ministry.
An engaging and in-depth tale of the people whose vocation led to the birth of American missions, Bless God and Take Courage documents the life and legacy of the Judsons with never-before-published discoveries and details, including:
• Newly unearthed correspondence between Adoniram and his third wife, Emily
• Events from the first trip to Burma
• More details on Adoniram’s imprisonment at Let Ma Yoon
• The aftermaths of the Judsons’ deaths
• The continuing impact of the Judson ministry among modern-day Burmese Christians
“Not until reading this, did I fully understand the gripping, real-life story of the man and the three loves, who made all this possible.” — Wanda Lee, Executive Director, Women’s Missionary Union, SBC
“If you do not read this latest contribution by Rosalie Hunt, your education about what God accomplished through all the Judsons is not complete.” — Stanley A. Murray, International Ministries, ABCUSA