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Diary and Journal of David Brainerd

Preface and Reflections by Jonathan Edwards

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Weight 1.66 lbs
Dimensions 7.7 x 5.25 x 1.8 in
topic

Missions, 18th Century, Missionary Biography

page-count

784

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 2007

Original Pub Date

1749

binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

isbn

9780851519548

Endorsements

‘Brainerd’s life is a vivid, powerful testimony to the truth that God can and does use weak, sick, discouraged, beat-down, lonely, struggling saints, who cry to him day and night, to accomplish amazing things for his glory. — JOHN PIPER

‘I was much humbled today by reading Brainerd. O, what a disparity betwixt me and him! He always constant; I as inconstant as the wind.’ — WILLIAM CAREY

‘Oh! blessed be the memory of that beloved saint! No uninspired writer ever did me so much good.’ — HENRY MARTYN

Book Description

The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd is of much more than merely historical interest. The first internationally recognized biography ever to be published, it has had a profound impact on successive generations of Christians around the world. Few books have done so much to promote prayer and missionary action, and it is not without good reason that it has remained in print since the great New England pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards first published it in 1749.

Between 1742 and his death in 1747 David Brainerd took the gospel to the North American Indians of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. He willingly ran any risk and accepted any hardship to fulfill his calling as a missionary. The amount of work which he achieved in such unpromising and difficult circumstances now seems almost incredible. Moreover his total dedication to the cause of making Christ known inspired the finest of missionaries who followed in his footsteps.

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VOLUME ONE
INTRODUCTION ix
JONATHAN EDWARDS’ PREFACE xli
THE DIARY OF DAVID BRAINERD
I From His Birth, and during His Preparation for the Ministry 1
II His Experience and Religious Exercises until the Time he was Licensed to Preach 34
III From the Time of His Appointment to His Entering on the Work of the Mission 59
IV From the Time of His Examination to His First Entrance on the Business of His Mission 80
V From His first Beginning to Instruct the Indians at Kaunaumeek to His Ordination 97
VI His Removal to Crossweeksung, where He Had His Most Remarkable Success 167
VII His Return to Susquehanna, and Last Illness 231
VIII The Return to Boston, and the Circumstances of His Death 307
VOLUME TWO
PREFACE vii
THE JOURNAL OF DAVID BRAINERD
PART ONE: Mirabilia Dei inter Indicos; or, The Rise and and Progress of a Remarkable Work of Grace amongst a Number of the Indians in the Provinces of New Jersey and Pennsylvania 1
PART TWO : Divine Grace Displayed; or, The Continuance and Progress of a Remarkable Work of Grace among the Indians 78
THE FIRST APPENDIX TO THE JOURNAL 183
THE SECOND APPENDIX TO THE JOURNAL 236
THE REMAINS OF DAVID BRAINERD
I A Dialogue between the Various Powers and Affections of the Pious Mind 259
II Desponding Thoughts of a Soul under Convictions of Sin 268
III Signs of Godliness, or the Distinguishing Marks of a True Christian 269
IV Letters 270
SOME REFLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRECEDING MEMOIRS, &C. OF DAVID BRAINERD, by Jonathan Edwards 293

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