This is a great biography. Its the story of Adoniram Judson, America's first overseas missionary (he went to Burma in 1812). Simply for him to go overseas was challenging enough as he had to set up a missionary organisation to go. But this was nothing compared to the cost and sacrifice he made, so that the Burmese might hear the good news of Jesus Christ. He was a man who followed the apostle Paul, when he said 'I consider my life worth nothing to me ... if I may complete the task the Lord Jesus has given to me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace' (Acts 20:24). Over the course of his time serving in Burma he lost 2 wives, 5 children as well as being tortured nearly to death for being an English spy. This book has helped me to consider what it means to live for Christ and His gospel.
I'd put this book in the same catagory as other missionary biographys (eg Hudson Taylor, Jim Elliot, John G Paton) - a must read.