John G. Paton: a great missionary among the cannibals (John G. Paton : un grand missionnaire parmi les cannibales)
John G. Paton was born into a Christian family. Having experienced poverty himself, he began his missionary work in the inner city of Glasgow, Scotland. A few years later, he felt the call of God and he made the decision to go and preach the Gospel to the savage and cannibalistic tribes of the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), an archipelago located southwest of the ocean. This decision met with much opposition from those around him. In 1839, John Williams and James Harris, two British missionaries, were brutally slaughtered by these same tribes, just minutes after their arrival on the archipelago. Despite the presence of danger, John G. Paton persevered in his calling and kept faith in the sovereignty of God. Even today, we can see the impact of his missionary work in this part of the world.
The autobiography of John G. Paton is in itself a classic work on mission. It tells the story of a courageous missionary who did not fear death and who endured terrible trials for the glory of Christ.
“This autobiography makes us realize the urgency of the mission and prompts us to make it a priority in our churches and in our lives. John G. Paton's story makes us reflect on our vision of mission and our own involvement. Are we prepared to do anything to share the gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth? » - Benjamin Eggen, coordinator of the blog LaRebellution.com
Author : John G. Paton
Publisher : Impact Héritage
ISBN : 978-2-924773-23-9
Publication : January 2018
Pages : 318
Dimensions : 5.5 "x 8.5"
Format : paperback
Weight : 390 g