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To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson


This compelling story of unwavering faith traces the conflicts of Judson's early life to the hardships he endured in Burma.

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by jasonjc on Mar 21, 2008

LET ME START OFF EXPLAINING WHY i HAVE CHOSEN THIS TITLE: How many times I bursted into tears. A week ago it seemed little too detail and so far to the Golden Shore but this morning as I finally reached to the last chapter of this great book I just wished there were more pages as if I could delay the death of Adoniram and hear more great stories of him. O Father, I feel so shameful and guilty for the emotions exclaimed through my mouth many times this year; loneliness. And now I know that this book is so expedient for my pilgrimage of Christian walk. + When Nancy, his first wife, died he wrote his mother and sister: ?I still live alone, and board with some one of the families that compose the mission. After the Wades left, I boarded with the Bettets. After Bettets left for Rangoon, I boarded with the Cutters. After the Cutters left...I have no family or living creature about me that I can call my own, except one dog, Fidelia,...but she is now growing old, and will die before long; and I am sure I shall shed more than one tear when poor Fidee goes. (about loneliness, page 411) ++ When Sarah, his wife, was dying, Adoniram convers with her: ?My love, I wish to ask pardon for every unkind word or deed of which I have ever been guilty. I feel that I have, in many instances, failed of treating you with that kindness and affection which you ever deserved.? ?Oh,? she said, ?you will kill me if you talk so...I...should ask pardon of you...I only want to get well that I may have an opportunity of making some return for all your kindness, and of showing you how much I love you.? ?Do you still love the Saviour??? ?O, yes, I ever loved the Lord Jesus Christ.?? ?Do you still love me??? ?Of course.? ?Then give me one more kiss.? then she died. (about love, page 439) +++ Adoniram sent emily a letter to comfort her in criticism: ?There is nothing that ought to disturb one of pure and high purpose. Before God we are indeed full of sin; but we may still feel that the path we are treading is one which the common people have neither capacity to investigate, nor right to judge.? (hope to encourage any great Christian, page 459) AND THAT'S WHY...I AM UNALTERABLY CONVINCED THAT WE ALL NEED THIS SPIRIT; passion, dedication, love, sacrifice, courage, etc IN OUR CHRISTIAN WALK.

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