David Brainerd was a protegé of Jonathan Edwards. He was a Puritan missionary to the Indians in New England until his early death at the age of 29. Jonathan Edwards said that Brainerds example of personal piety was "most worthy of imitation." The martyred missionary of the last century, Jim Elliot, often read Brainerd for encouragement and inspiration.
Here are 40 devotions taken from the journals of David Brainerd, along with prayers corresponding to each one. InterVarsity Press originally published this book in 1975, and we are proud to make it available again. Any person at any level of spiritual development can profit from these warm meditations.