In October 1810 a twenty-year-old girl in the quiet New England town of Bradford wrote the following words in her journal: 'If nothing in providence appears to prevent, I must spend my days in a heathen land. I am a creature of God, and he has an undoubted right to do with me, as seems good in his sight... He has my heart in his hands, and when I am called to face danger, to pass through scenes of terror and distress, he can inspire me with fortitude, and enable me to trust in him. Jesus is faithful; his promises are precious. Were it not for these considerations, I should sink down with despair.
Ann Hasseltine had received a proposal of marriage from Adoniram Judson, who was shortly to leave for Asia as one of America's first overseas missionaries. And thus commenced one of the greatest dramas of church history - a saga of love, courage, suffering and perseverance.
In this biography Ann is allowed to speak for herself. Sharon James has skilfully woven together extracts from her Memoir and other first-hand accounts with linking narrative in a way that brings Ann's story alive for today and is a powerful testimony to the love, grace and faithfulness of God.
Mrs Sharon James has a degrees in history (Cambridge University) and theology (Toronto Baptist Seminary). She also iis a mother of two and wife of a Evangelical Baptist pastor
"A Very Important Book" - Michael Haykin
"With an abundant use of Ann Judson's journal and letters, Sharon James has given us a beautifully written account of the life of the young nineteenth-century missionary. It is a life which challenges us to renew our dedication to the spread of the gospel in our day." - Elizabeth Catherwood