David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost
In the Trailblazers Series!
Life on the American frontier in the early 1700s was very difficult! The settler’s lives were continually threatened by disease, attack, and brutally cold winters. The English and Native Americans lived side by side, which often led to conflict. In the midst of all this, David Brainerd arose as a compassionate and fearless missionary to the various Indian tribes in America.
Riding 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 his life, passion, and dedication.
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.
May we also recommend the exciting and very affordable book about this same man: Kanousky, the Indian Boy and David Brainerd, the Indian’s Missionary.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-14
About the Author
Brian H. Cosby is Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He is the author of several books including another of the Trailblazers Series: John Bunyan: Journey of a Pilgrim. For teenagers, he has also written Rebels Rescued: A Student’s Guide to Reformed Theology.
Table of Contents
- Mystery in the Making
- Hazed and Confused
- A Call in the Woords
- The Traveling Preacher
- A Hard Life Among the Indians
- A New Call to the Frontier!
- The Ground Breaks Open
- Pressing On Toward Exhaustion
- A Love for My People
- That Glorious Day!
- Epilogue and Influence
- Thinking Further Topics
- David Brainerd Timeline