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.
• 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
About the Author
Rosalie Hall Hunt is a passionate student of history, focusing on the lives of leading women who have shaped missions. A frequent speaker at churches and conventions, Hunt brings Baptist history alive, speaking on remarkable figures from the past. She also inspires with her dramatic monologues of Lottie Moon, Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend, Kathleen Mallory, and Ann Judson. The daughter of missionaries to China, she and her husband Bob served for 30 years as missionaries in eight Asian countries. These include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Myanmar.
Hunt is past president of Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union and was five years national recording secretary of WMU. She holds masters degrees in English, Counseling and Speech. Her publications include The Extraordinary Life of Ann Hasseltine Judson: A Life Beyond Boundaries, Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy, We’ve a Story to Tell: 125 years of WMU, and Her Way: The Remarkable Story of Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend. She is currently writing the story of Fannie E. S. Heck. Hunt has been awarded honorary doctorates from Judson University in Elgin, IL, and Judson College in Marion, AL.
She and her husband currently reside in Guntersville, AL.