Be challenged to walk more closely with God, to pray more for the gospel’s advance, to long for true revival, to endure hardships for Christ’s sake, and to expect God’s blessing on those who are weak. David Brainerd lived twenty-nine short years. Yet his life has affected millions of Christians, including Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, William Carey, Charles Spurgeon, and Jim Elliot. What was so remarkable about the man? This 57-minute DVD documentary provides the answer.
Explore the life and influence of David Brainerd, the subject of the most popular book written by Jonathan Edwards, America’s greatest theologian. The documentary answers the questions, “Who was David Brainerd, and why has he had such a lasting international influence?” It emphasizes David’s sufferings and weaknesses, demonstrating that God loves to use weak things to show off his strength—a much needed emphasis in today’s evangelical church. The DVD includes on-location footage from more than a dozen places where Brainerd lived. It features diary narrations by Tim Keesee (Frontline Missions International) and interviews with exceptional scholars on the topics of David Brainerd, Jonathan Edwards, and evangelical spirituality, including Vance Christie, John Grigg, Kenneth Minkema, and Douglas Sweeney.
The Life of David Brainerd: A Documentary can be viewed individually or in a small group. It can also be studied with a companion devotional booklet written by Joe Tyrpak.