To be a missionary to Canadian Indians in the late 1800s meant you had to be brave and relentless It meant nearly freezing when sleeping outside in 50 below zero weather It meant canoeing upstream for hundreds of miles to reach remote Indian villages It meant eating wild cat and other stranger things, or eating nothing for days at a time But it also meant you were privileged to present the good news of the true Great Spirit to those who were often misunderstood and mistreated The adventures in this book are rivaled only by the incredible conversions of those who saw the Creator in nature and then worshipped Him too You will be challenged and inspired by the results of one man who went where the Lord led, with little regard for himself....
|Title||:||By Canoe and Dog Train: The Adventures of Sharing the Gospel with Canadian Indians (Updated Edition. Includes Original Illustrations.)|
|Publisher||:||Aneko Press July 10, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||296 pages|
|File Size||:||860 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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By Canoe and Dog Train: The Adventures of Sharing the Gospel with Canadian Indians (Updated Edition. Includes Original Illustrations.) Reviews
I was surprised to find this interesting and well-written account of taking the Gospel to the Aboriginal peoples of Canada in the late 1800's. It was thrilling to read their testimonies. They were so open and hungry for the good news of Jesus Christ.
Great read. If you like books about travel by dog and river in the wild and frozen northland you will also want to read these similar books from that era:
I found this book an enjoyable read. The writing is admittedly quite sentimental, but once I realized that's just how people wrote back in the 19th Century, I was able to really appreciate the book a whole lot more. I espeically appreciated Rev. Young's accounts of the various dangers he encountered during the various journeys he undertook as part of his missionary responsibilities to bring the Gospel to Canada's First People - some of his adventures were quite amazing and thrilling!
In reading this excellent book, I found it hard to believe that it was produced around the 1860's era. Mr. and Mrs. Young were missionaries to the Native Americans of Canada. Mr. Young writes: "As my Mission increased in size and new contacts were made, I needed to be on the move nearly all winter to visit those who longed for the Word of Life. Even so, some bands were so remote I could only visit them twice a year. In summer, I went by canoe and in winter by dog train."
I think this is one of my top ten favorite books. It tells history from a first person view. It is not revisionist. There is a great deal of respect for the Cree Indians but it also tells of their failings. Such as their treatment of the women and the wounded. A great plus is that the author, Egerton Ryerson Young, has a marvelous clear writing style.
It was an enjoyable read, and the stories of courage of both Indian and Missionary is a great reminder of the great God we serve.
This was an engaging, informative look into the world and work of a missionary working among Canadian Indians during the late 1800s. I'm very glad E. R. Young wrote this account and very thankful to those people who made it available for us now. Since I read it several weeks ago, I still find myself thinking about this man and his family's investment, and the hundreds of people influenced by his message.
This is an amazing account of a man of God with a call upon his life, who followed it, not matter the cost to himself. All through the book I kept asking myself if I would be willing to give as much as that dear man gave, to bring people to Christ. I can't wait to meet him in Heaven, and the thousands of people there because of his selfless work for His Lord!