Adoniram Judson was once not just a ancient figurehead within the first wave of international missionaries from the us and a hero in his personal day, yet his tale nonetheless wins the admiration of Christians even this day. although a variety of biographies were written to retell his lifestyles tale in each resulting iteration, formerly no unmarried quantity has sought to comprehensively synthesize and research the positive factors of his theology and religious existence. His imaginative and prescient of spirituality and faith definitely contained levels of vintage evangelical piety, but his spirituality was once essentially rooted in and governed via a mix of asceticism and New Divinity theology. Judson's popular fortitude emerged out of a unusual missionary spirituality that used to be bibliocentric, ascetic, heavenly minded, and Christocentric. the guts of Adoniram Judson's spirituality used to be a heavenly minded, self-denying submission to the sovereign will of God, prompted via an affectionate wish to please Christ via obedience to his ultimate command printed within the Scriptures. Unveiling the center of his missionary spirituality, Judson himself requested, "What, then, is the sought after, all-constraining impulse that are meant to urge us to make sacrifices during this cause?" And he responded therefore: "A splendid wish to please him is the grand intent that are meant to animate Christians of their missionary efforts."
"Because Jesus Christ used to be Himself the last word missionary, a really biblical spirituality will consistently incline the guts towards missions. The extra Christlike somebody turns into, the extra confused she or he can be when you have no idea Christ. one of many best-known and best-loved tales of this union of spirituality and missions is located within the lifetime of Adoniram Judson. Retelling this tale with specific emphasis on Judson's spirituality is Evan Burns. Who greater for this job than a missionary to Judson's a part of the realm with a PhD in biblical spirituality? Like Judson, Dr. Burns is the true deal either as a missionary and as a guy of God. learn this publication and be blessed."
--Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; writer of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible
"Evan Burns enhances Adoniram Judson's famous missionary accomplishments together with his inside existence and paints a extra holistic photograph of this nice ancient determine than ever has been portrayed so far. either Judson's strengths and weaknesses are published during this compelling narrative. This traditionally astute, robustly researched, and intelligently written ebook is a welcome and groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship approximately this pioneer American missionary."
--Allen Yeh, affiliate Professor of Intercultural reports and Missiology, cook dinner tuition of Intercultural experiences, Biola University
"The early smooth missionary move used to be decisively formed by way of a few iconic figures: one of the leader of them used to be Adoniram Judson. This unique and incisive learn of his piety is helping us not just comprehend his lifestyles and what made him tick but in addition the development of missionary piety that got here after him. A nice study!"
--Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church background and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Evan Burns (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Director of the MA in international management software at Western Seminary, the place he additionally directs The Judson middle. He and his relatives have served as missionaries within the center East, East Asia, and so much lately in Southeast Asia, the place he has been on college at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University.