John G. Paton

Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 7.1 × 4.75 × .5 in
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ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Paperback, Paperback & ePub, Paperback & Kindle

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isbn

9781848717657

topic

History and Biography, Missionary Biography

page-count

208

Banner Pub Date

Nov 16, 2017

Endorsement

‘I am grateful to Paul Schlehlein for providing a new look at the life and ministry of John G. Paton. Early in my life I was enduringly impacted by Paton’s autobiography edited by his brother, James. The story was a stunning account of dedication, desperation, sacrifice at the most extreme level, and selfless love to Christ. I was marked for life by the amazing missionary adventure and the far reaching and lasting gospel impact of that one man empowered and protected by the Holy Spirit. In this age when giving a trophy to everyone is standard, and when minimal Christian dedication is celebrated, all believers need to go back to the past to see what true devotion to Christ and the gospel really looks like. You will see it in John Paton.’ — JOHN MACARTHUR

Book Description

‘Few books are more inspiring to the Christian reader than a compelling missionary biography. This book is no exception. Paul Schlehlein has given us a heart-moving, soul-stirring survey of the life and labours of the famed missionary to the flesh-eating cannibals of the South Sea Islands, John G. Paton. Paton’s zeal for reaching this remote people group with the good news of the gospel will both encourage and motivate you in your own Christian walk. These pages will challenge your commitment to Jesus Christ and intensify your zeal to live for the glory of God. You simply must read this book and, by God’s grace, learn the lessons Paton’s extraordinary life sets forth.’ — STEVEN J. LAWSON

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Table of Contents Expand ↓

Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: The Haunts of Savagery xiii
Part one – PATON’S LIFE
1 The Early Years 3
2 The Painful Years 21
3 The Fruitful Years 45
4 The Final Years 65
Part two – LESSONS FROM PATON’S LIFE
5 Paton’s Godly Home 79
6 Paton’s Clear Calling 89
7 Paton’s Undaunted Courage 103
8 Paton’s Pensive Risk 119
9 Paton’s Gospel Strategies 135
10 Paton’s Relentless Evangelism 155
Appendix A: Timeline 167
Appendix B: Paton’s Family Tree 171
Appendix C: A Poetic Tribute 173
Appendix D: A Defence of Paton’s Eloquence 175
Bibliography 181

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  1. joshanders11

    One of the best books I have ever read. Easy to read and truly will make you motivated to take this Gospel to the nations.

  2. Joshua J. Mills

    The Church today needs to become more aware of the pioneer missionaries that have brought the gospel to some of the darkest corners of the world, like John Paton. Paul Schlehlein does a superb job in this biography. The book can be split into two parts: first, an overview of Parton’s life and ministry. Second, Schlehlein then highlights relevant application to the reader.

    Paton was a man who understood that the sovereignty of God is fuel for missions. If we want to reach the unreached with the gospel, we must follow Parton’s steps. Paton writes, “From where comes such concern for the lost and such determination to win them? From the unshakable truth of the rule of God over all things, including the seeking, softening, and saving of sinners.”

    Every Christian should read this book and be stirred to pray and to bring the Gospel to the nations.

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