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From the author of Bless God & Take Courage, here is a new narrative history about Ann Hasseltine Judson (1789-1826), the beloved first wife of America's first Baptist missionary Adoniram Judson. Tracing the life of Ann from childhood through her untimely death, the history highlights the scholarship and work of the woman herself as a pioneering missionary, Bible translator, and ministry partner of her more famous spouse. Walk the spiritual road paved by a master storyteller and discover how the Holy Spirit worked through the life of this nineteenth-century woman of God.
"Ann Judson followed God's call, even though it meant leaving the comforts of home and walking into the unknown. Through personal tragedy, her husband's imprisonment, and failing health, Ann continued to say yes to God. Rosalie Hunt paints a beautiful picture of Ann's commitment to obey her Savior." Sandy Wisdom-Martin, Executive Director-Treasurer, National Woman's Missionary Union
"Ann Hasseltine Judson was a trailblazer for Christian women interested in serving as missionaries around the world. As America's first woman international missionary, she was a unique blend of intellectual giftedness accented by a resourceful personality and deep spirituality. Ann Judson wrote bestselling books about missionary work in Burma, translated parts of the Bible into Burmese and Thai, and prepared catechisms for children. When her husband was imprisoned for almost 22 months during the first Anglo-Burmese War (18241826), she kept him alive with visits and food and tirelessly argued for his release. Her life was cut short by spinal meningitis, but her influence continues to inspire both men and women concerned about sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth." Dr. Bob Terry, Editor, Alabama Baptist
"Ann Hasseltine Judson, America's first woman missionary, is described as determined, headstrong, persuasive, and courageous. These same words can be used to describe this author, Rosalie Hunt, who has a unique gift of bringing missionary pioneers to life. Ann Judson's story is still powerful, even 200 years after her death. Her faithfulness in spreading the gospel in Burma so many years ago has resulted in that country having one of the largest populations of Baptists on earth! This book will inspire and challenge all ages to live a missions lifestyle...until the whole world hears." Linda Cooper, President, Woman's Missionary Union
"Rosalie Hunt is a master storyteller who brings Ann Judson to life in this booka life that is an inspiration. This is a must-read for any missions-minded Christian." David George, President, Woman's Missionary Union Foundation, Birmingham, AL
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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