Brainerd was a missionary to the American Indians who lived
during the early 1700s, before the American Revolution. He was
rarely in good health, but poured out his life in taking the gospel
to Native Americans. A friend of Jonathan
Edwards he died at Edwards’ house at age 29, while being cared
for by one of Edwards’ daughters, Jerusha, who died not long
At the time of his death, he consented to allow Jonathan Edwards to
publish his diary & other private writings. To these, Edwards
appended a brief biography of David Brainerd. This work was a major
impetus and inspiration to the domestic and foreign missionary
movement of the late eighteenth and through the nineteenth century.
Since it’s writing, it has never been out of print.
ChristianAudio has put out an
audiobook version of ‘The Life of David Brainerd.’ For the
month of October, it is FREE to anyone interested.
Now, the warning…I have read the book and it is quite good. I
listened to the beginning of the audio, and it did not captivate me
as much as the book, but I only listened to the first 2-3 minutes.
Soooooo….if you like audiobooks, you may enjoy this one. If
you’re more of a reader, then pick up a copy of the book…either
from a bookstore
or find a public-domain