John Paton willingly risked everything, even his life, so that he might preach Christ as Lord and Savior in a heathen land. His story tells how God protected and cared for one of his faithful servants in the New Hebrides Islands. This well written missionary biography takes us from Paton's beloved Scotland to the dangerous shores of the New Hebrides. Follow along with Missionary Paton as he carries the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the pagan cannibals. Jim Cromarty is a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia. He also taught for twenty-seven years in a number of primary schools in Australia. He is the author of the bestselling full biography of John Paton King of the Cannibals, Pigtail and chopsticks man - the story of J. Hudson Taylor, A mighty fortress is our God - the story of Martin Luther, as well as many other books on family reading and worship.
John Paton a Psalm Singing reformed Christian, was a native of Scotland that became a missionary to the cannibals of the South Pacific in the 1800's. Mr. Paton shines with the grace of his Lord by risking his life over and over again for people that did not want him. This man truly believed in the sovereignty of God.. A memorable moment in the book was when Mr. Paton challenged the witch doctors, to kill him with their magic (this reminded me of Elijah's challenge to the prophets of Baal in I Kings 18). Mr. Paton spent his whole life learning their language and translating the Bible for them. Many other missionaries lost their lives on the Islands but by God's Grace Mr. Paton lived to see the fruits of his labors. I highly recommend this book to you and pray that more men and women like John Paton will be raised up among us.