John Paton for Young Folks
The story of missionary John Paton has fascinated and inspired readers for generations. With its thrilling accounts of life among cannibals and its glorious portrayal of the mercy and faithfulness of God in the direst of circumstances, Paton’s autobiography of missionary life and Biblical living is a shining example to coming generations.
John Paton for Young Folks is a young person’s edition of this classic autobiography. Fully illustrated and featuring modernized spelling, it’s perfect for individuals or a family read-aloud.
Paton’s autobiography is a missionary tale every Christian should read. To have this new edition in a child’s format is very exciting! The book has large font and plenty of pictures. Short chapters make it very child friendly and the modernized English makes it easily understandable to all ages. This is a very exciting book of cannibals, adventure, danger, and most importantly John Paton’s trust and reliance on God — which inspires the reader to trust the faithful God we serve.
About John G. Paton
John Gibson Paton (1824 – 1907), born in Scotland, a missionary to the New Hebrides Islands of the South Pacific. He brought to the natives of the New Hebrides education and Christianity. Mr. Paton developed small industries for them, such as hat making. He advocated strongly against a form of slavery, which was called “Blackbirding”, that involved kidnapping the natives and forcing them to work in New Zealand and elsewhere.
Though his life and work in the New Hebrides was difficult and often dangerous, Paton preached, raised a family, and worked to raise support in Scotland for missionary work. He also campaigned hard to persuade Britain to annex the New Hebrides. He was a man of robust character and personality. Paton was also an author and able to tell his story in print. He is held up as an example and an inspiration for missionary work.