Books offer American Baptists opportunity for unity
ABC Reads brings American Baptists together through the power of a book. Sponsored by Judson Press, ABC Reads highlights a book annually that's appropriate for reading and discussion in small group settings, as well as individually. The book provides an opportunity for learning, sharing and growing in knowledge and faith in Sunday school classes and Bible studies, as well as men's, women's and youth groups.
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ABC Reads 2012
The 2012-2013 ABC Reads selection is “Bless God and Take Courage: The Judson History and Legacy” by Rosalie Hall Hunt. This scholarly account of the lives of Baptist missionary to Burma Adoniram Judson and his wives is bursting with adventure, love, war, passion, tragedy and triumph.
Never-before-published discoveries include:
- newly unearthed correspondence between Adoniram and his third wife, Emily;
- events from the first trip to Burma;
- additional details on Adoniram's imprisonment at Let Ma Yoon;
- the aftermaths of the Judsons' deaths; and
- the continuing impact of the Judson ministry among modern-day Burmese Christians.
An Editorial Review
“ ‘Bless God and Take Courage’ is no typical biography. This invigorating read takes the reader into the depths of despair and heartbreak and to the pinnacle of faith and hope as it invites the reader to join the story of Adoniram Judson, America's first foreign missionary.”
— Kristopher Norris, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
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Founded in 1824, Judson Press—a ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies—publishes Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of persons, congregations and communities.