An Account of the Life of Mr. David Brainerd
Excerpt from An Account of the Life of Mr. David Brainerd: Missionary From the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New-Jersey In the following account, the reader will have Opportunitym to fee, not only what were the external circumfiances and te markable incidents of the life of'this perron, and how he fpent his' time from day to day, as to his xternal behavidur3 but al-c fo what pall'ed in his Own heart, the wonderful change, that he A experienced in his mind and difpofition, the manner in which that change was brought to pafs, how it continued, what were its confeque'hces in his inward frames, thoughts, affe&ions, and fecret exercifes, through many viciflitndes and trials, from thenceforth for more than eight years, till his death 3 and alfo to fee how all ended at laft, in his fentiments, frame, and beha viour, during a long feafon of the gradualand fenfible approach of death, under a lingering illnefs, and what were the effeels of his religion'in dying circumftances, or in the lai't Rages of his dying illnefs. The account being written, the reader may have Opportunity at his leifur'e to compare the various parts: Of the fiory, and deliberatelyvto View andrweigh the whole, and confider how far what is related is agreeable to the dic tates Of right reafon and the holy word Of God. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."