Friday, October 05, 2007

Life of David Brainerd

One of my dear friends sent me a link earlier this week with information about a free audio book available from Every month, I guess this website makes a free download available. This month, The Life of David Brainerd is the free audio book available. If you don't get the free version, it costs nearly $26 dollars for this book.

If you have an mp3 player, an audio book (especially a free one) is a great way to enjoy a book while going for a walk, or driving in your car. If you don't have an mp3 player, perhaps you could listen to a book like this on itunes while you did your routine work on the computer.

I don't know a whole lot about Brainerd. Not too many people do. He died at age 29, and worked zealously to preach the gospel to Indian people (especially Delaware) in eastern Pennsylvania during a period of history known as the The Great Awakening. This was a period of religious revival in the 1700s when Jonathan Edwards preached his famous "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sermon--perhaps the most famous sermon in American history.

Anyway, while I do not know much about brainerd, I am looking forward to listening to this audiobook in the near future. As an American Indian Christian, it is of particular interest to me how the gospel was proclaimed to my ancestors. As a missionally-minded American Indian Christian, I find it interesting to see how people in the past worked to make the good news of the gospel available to a hurting world.

John Piper gave a sermon on the life of David Brainerd that is available on his Desiring God website.

If you choose to download the book, stop back by and let me know what you think. I am hoping to listen to the book in the next few weeks. Still waiting for it to download . . .

1 comment:

Ashley M said...


Question: I will be coming to Morgantown next week and I didn't know if you needed coffee from the commonplace. I could just bring it with, rather than it being shipped...let me know.