Sweetly Set on God: The Piety of David Brainerd

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Best remembered for his missionary work among the American Indians, David Brainerd (17181747) was a central character in eighteenth-century American evangelism. "Sweetly Set on God" introduces readers to the life and journal writings of this pioneer of modern missionary work. Dustin Benge begins by presenting the events of Brainerd's short life and the intense personal spiritual piety that undergirded his ministry. Then, in fifty-one excerpts drawn from Brainerd's journal, readers will discover his evangelical humiliation, his understanding that God had altered his sinful human nature, his sensitivity to sin, and his holiness of life. Read this book and see if you come to view Brainerd as Jonathan Edwards, his biographer, did: as "a remarkable instance of true and eminent Christian piety in heart and practice."

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