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Adventure, love, war, passion, tragedy, and triumphthis was life for America' first missionaries. Rosalie Hall Hunt has provided a well-researched, thorough, and scholarly account of Adoniram, of the three womenAnn, Sarah, and Emilywho served as his partners in life and mission, of the Judson descendants, and of the lasting impact of the Judson ministry.
An engaging and in-depth tale of the people whose vocation led to the birth of American missions, Bless God and Take Courage documents the life and legacy of the Judsons with never-before-published discoveries and details, including:
• Newly unearthed correspondence between Adoniram and his third wife, Emily• Events from the first trip to Burma• More details on Adoniram's imprisonment at Let Ma Yoon• The aftermaths of the Judsons' deaths• The continuing impact of the Judson ministry among modern-day Burmese Christians
Rosalie Hall Hunt is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences and conventions and in addition, frequently performs missions monologues. The daughter of missionary parents in China, Hunt is a retired Baptist missionary, and has taught in Myanmar (formerly Burma), South Asia, Australia, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Hunt is a member of the Board of Directors of The Alabama Baptist. Through 2007 she served as president of the Alabama Woman's Missionary Union, then for five years as national recording secretary of Woman's Missionary Union.
Hunt holds an MS in Counseling and an MA in English and Speech Communication. Since the publication of Bless God and Take Courage, she has been awarded honorary doctorates from Judson University in Elgin, IL, and Judson College in Marion, AL.
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