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The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals   By: (1824-1907)

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The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals by John Gibson Paton is an extraordinary tale of adventure, courage, and unyielding faith. In this remarkable memoir, Paton recounts his incredible experiences as a pioneer missionary, living and working amongst the Melanesian people in the dangerous and remote South Sea Islands during the 19th century.

Paton begins his narrative by providing readers with a captivating glimpse into his childhood, where he developed a deep sense of purpose and conviction to spread the teachings of Christianity. From his earliest years, it is evident that Paton possessed an indomitable spirit and a missionary zeal that would lead him to the farthest reaches of the world.

As a young man, Paton embarks on a treacherous journey to the New Hebrides, an island group known for its cannibalistic practices and deep-seated hostility towards outsiders. Paton's unwavering determination to establish a Christian mission amidst such dangerous conditions is truly awe-inspiring. His willingness to face the constant threat of violence and even death for the sake of his mission sets the tone for the remarkable tales that follow.

Throughout his narrative, Paton recounts numerous hair-raising encounters with cannibalistic tribes, surviving harrowing storms at sea, and navigating treacherous political landscapes. Despite the immense physical dangers, however, it is Paton's unwavering faith in God that shines through every page of his memoir. His unshakeable belief in the power of prayer and divine protection sustains him and guides him through the darkest moments of his mission.

Paton's storytelling is both vivid and heartfelt, transporting readers to another time and place. His descriptions of the lush South Sea Islands, their vibrant culture, and the challenges he faced in communicating with the locals are as mesmerizing as they are informative. Moreover, his ability to infuse his narrative with moments of introspection and spiritual revelation adds depth and resonance to the overall reading experience.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Paton's memoir is his ability to cultivate trust and understanding with the Melanesian people. Despite their initial skepticism and fear of outsiders, Paton gradually breaks down barriers through his unwavering compassion and genuine love for the islanders. This transformative power of love and Christian teachings is at the core of Paton's mission and remains a powerful testament to the human capacity for empathy and understanding.

"The Story of John G. Paton" is a stunning testament to the indomitable human spirit and the power of faith. Paton's memoir not only offers a captivating adventure story but also provides valuable insights into the historical and cultural context of the region. It serves as a reminder of the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity and the transformative power of compassion and love. Whether you are interested in missionary work, Pacific history, or simply looking for an inspiring read, this book is a definite must-read.

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Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals




A. L. Burt Company,Publishers, New York


EVER since the story of my brother's life first appeared (January 1889) it has been constantly pressed upon me that a YOUNG FOLKS' EDITION would be highly prized. The Autobiography has therefore been re cast and illustrated, in the hope and prayer that the Lord will use it to inspire the Boys and Girls of Christendom with a wholehearted enthusiasm for the Conversion of the Heathen World to Jesus Christ.

A few fresh incidents have been introduced; the whole contents have been rearranged to suit a new class of readers; and the service of a gifted Artist has been employed, to make the book every way attractive to the young. For full details as to the Missionary's work and life, the COMPLETE EDITION must still of course be referred to.



1. Our Cottage Home 2. Our Forebears 3. Consecrated Parents 4. School Days 5. Leaving the Old Home 6. Early Struggles 7. A City Missionary 8. Glasgow Experiences 9. A Foreign Missionary 10. To the New Hebrides 11. First Impressions of Heathendom 12. Breaking Ground on Tanna 13. Pioneers in the New Hebrides 14... Continue reading book >>

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