- Library Binding: 524 pages
- Publisher: Banner of Truth (October 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 085151667X
- ISBN-13: 978-0851516677
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,361,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides Library Binding – October 1, 1994
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About the Author
The material which John G Paton had collected over the years were compiled and edited by his brother Rev James Paton who supported John Paton in Scotland. Rev Paton was an author and Presbyterian minister in Scotland.
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In this autobiography, John G. Paton recounts his life as used by the Lord. Beginning with boyhood lessons that shaped his character and ending with twilight reflections that marked his ministry, the life of Paton is chronicled with vivid detail and honest reflection. From the heartbreaking drama that marked the mission on Tanna to the blessed work that transpired on the island of Aniwa, the struggles and triumphs of missionary work are captured perfectly. In addition, Paton's endless effort to raise awareness and support for these small islands of the south seas paints a picture of a heart on fire for evangelism.
John G. Paton's purpose in writing this book in three parts was not from a desire to gain monetarily or from some hope to find fame. Throughout the text, he constantly points back to the glory of God to save individuals from every nation, tribe, and tongue. Over the years, lives have been given to missionary work by the reading of this text and its power is still felt today. Considered a classic, this work well deserves such a title. It should be given a place on every believer's bookshelf and pulled down any time a lack of missionary resolve is found within. It is almost impossible to read its pages and not feel one's heart warmed to the work of God's gospel across the globe.
My copy of this hardcover book was different than shown and was much lower in price.I must warn readers he is a self professed Calvinist (page 195),but his teaching does not express itself to that direction.This book is basically in 2 parts with the former his experiences on Tanna and the latter his experiences on Aniwa.
I count 6 or 7 times he was given a chance to leave Tanna but because of his love for the people there stayed on.He had problems galore as he struggled with language,wicked traditions ,and extreme sickness.
The type is rather small and is not written in an easy to read style in which case a more modern up to date coverage of his life can be had through a different publisher,mine was by 'the banner of truth'
This is a very complete bio being edited by his brother James.It includes his parents life and experiences,his upbringing both at home and school and even includes 3 appendice,s with a complete index to the book for quick reference to any given topic in his life.
A great book,I was inspired by his massive dedication to God in many,many dangerous situations.Some of us are light years ahead of others it seems in regards to commitment and faith.
Additionally, this brand new hardcover from Banner of Truth, newly printed in 2013, is a beautiful edition of the book. Beautiful cover and a neat, kind of old-fashioned/antique look to it. Would make a great gift. THIS is the unabridged version. Others out there by other publishers are not complete.