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Obres de David Brainerd

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Data de naixement
1718-04-20
Data de defunció
1747-10-09
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Haddam, Connecticut, USA
Lloc de defunció
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Llocs de residència
Haddam, Connecticut, USA
Educació
Yale College
Professions
Missionary
Organitzacions
Society in Scotland for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge

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David Brainerd was an American missionary to the Native Americans who had a particularly fruitful ministry among the Delaware Indians of New Jersey. During his short life he was beset by many difficulties. As a result, his biography has become a source of inspiration and encouragement to many Christians, including missionaries.
 
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phoovermt | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 11, 2023 |
Missionary to the Indians on the Borders of New-York_ New-Jersey_ and Pennsylvania: Cheifly Taken from His Own Diary.
 
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Gordon_C_Olson_Libr | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Apr 5, 2022 |
What a great testimony of faithfulness.
 
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Isaiah40 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Sep 7, 2021 |
I listened to this as an audio book. It is hard to think of something that could've been more depressing. Brainerd is known for having been a weary soul--constantly battling the trials of life and suffering periods of melancholy and depression. I was amazed that he managed to accomplish anything at all. His personal discipline in devotions was an inspiration particularly as he frequently didn't feel close to God. His obedience at these times was impressive. His humility and recognition of his own sinfulness before a Holy God is something that we should probably all dwell on. This was often the reason for his misery.

The book itself was hard to listen to. It is, as the title suggests, a series of diary entries, and not much else. The entries are all remarkably similar describing how Brainerd was feeling spiritually that day and with brief details of his activities and how he felt about them. There is little of his actual work with the Indians--it wasn't possible to get a feel for any of the ministry/characters that he ministered to from his diary.

This was worth listening to in an age of charismatic emotional experiences and people claiming all sorts of things in the name of God. In a day when we are told that if we don't feel like worshiping God we should repent and go home. Brainerd demonstrated the biblical response which was obedience despite his feelings. (John 14 vs 15) This was an encouragement to persevere in the hard times and struggles.
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sparkleandchico | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 2, 2017 |

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Obres
15
Membres
1,702
Popularitat
#15,077
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
8
ISBN
57
Llengües
2

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