A Supreme Desire to Please Him: The Spirituality of Adoniram by Evan Burns,Jason Duesing

By Evan Burns,Jason Duesing

Adoniram Judson used to be not just a old figurehead within the first wave of international missionaries from the USA and a hero in his personal day, yet his tale nonetheless wins the admiration of Christians even at the present time. notwithstanding a number of biographies were written to retell his lifestyles tale in each resulting iteration, before no unmarried quantity has sought to comprehensively synthesize and study the positive factors of his theology and non secular lifestyles. 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 by means of a mix of asceticism and New Divinity theology. Judson's well known fortitude emerged out of a weird missionary spirituality that used to be bibliocentric, ascetic, heavenly minded, and Christocentric. the guts of Adoniram Judson's spirituality was once a heavenly minded, self-denying submission to the sovereign will of God, stimulated by way of an affectionate wish to please Christ via obedience to his ultimate command published within the Scriptures. Unveiling the guts of his missionary spirituality, Judson himself requested, "What, then, is the in demand, all-constraining impulse that are supposed to urge us to make sacrifices during this cause?" And he spoke back therefore: "A ideal wish to please him is the grand rationale that are supposed to animate Christians of their missionary efforts."

"Because Jesus Christ used to be Himself the final word missionary, a really biblical spirituality will constantly incline the center towards missions. The extra Christlike someone turns into, the extra careworn she or he might be in the event you don't know 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 higher 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 e-book 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 recognized missionary accomplishments along with his inside lifestyles and paints a extra holistic photo of this nice old determine than ever has been portrayed up to now. either Judson's strengths and weaknesses are printed during this compelling narrative. This traditionally astute, robustly researched, and intelligently written booklet is a welcome and groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship approximately this pioneer American missionary."
--Allen Yeh, affiliate Professor of Intercultural stories and Missiology, cook dinner university of Intercultural reviews, Biola University

"The early glossy missionary flow used to be decisively formed by means of a few iconic figures: one of the leader of them was once Adoniram Judson. This unique and incisive examine of his piety is helping us not just comprehend his existence and what made him tick but additionally the trend of missionary piety that got here after him. ‎A nice study!"
--Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church heritage and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Evan Burns (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Director of the MA in worldwide management application at Western Seminary, the place he additionally directs The Judson middle. He and his relations have served as missionaries within the heart East, East Asia, and such a lot lately in Southeast Asia, the place he has been on college at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University.

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