Forsaking all for Christ
DescriptionForsaking all for Christ
A biography of Henry Martyn
The first modern Pioneer-Missionary to the Muslims
Henry Martyn (1781-1812) lived a short but worthwhile life! Many things could have kept him away from the mission-field: his health, his scholarship, and even his love, but he disregarded them all to obey what he knew to be God's highest calling for his life.
'Now let me burn out for God!' exclaimed the 26 year old Englishman when he arrived in Calcutta in May 1806. And so his ambition was fulfilled! But he probably had little idea how fast the blaze would consume him. Eager to devote his life to the Lord's work, with an incredible determination and unselfish dedication, Henry Martyn compressed a lifetime into six years of overseas service in India and Persia. His efforts, attitude and approach were very important in reaching Muslims with the gospel, and the enduring memory of his life is of incomparable value until this day.
'Surely this is one of the most important and relevant biographies in the history of missions. A previous, smaller biography of Henry Martyn made an impact on me, and so I was excited to see this more extensive presentation. I also found the other biographical sketches of people like David Brainerd and Charles Simeon very interesting. I pray that God will use this book to increase interest in the Muslim world, which is still the greatest challenge facing the church of Jesus Christ.' George Verwer
168 pages - Hardcover - Author: B. V. Henry