Eliza Asbury - Her Cottage and Her Son
David J. A. Hallam
- Price: £8.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582351
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Eliza Asbury lived between Birmingham and
the Black Country during the ferment of the vast eighteenth century industrial
revolution that was to transform the world. She had a difficult marriage, lost
a beloved daughter in infancy and lived in a community at Great Barr where
hostility to her Methodist faith was never far from the surface.
Nevertheless for over fifty years her
little cottage was a regular place of worship and her only son Frank was to go
to America to become Bishop Francis Asbury, the first Protestant Bishop in
This book tells the inspiring story through
Eliza's eyes, uncoupling many of the myths that have grown up about the Asbury
family. Using original sources it charts the frustrating thirty year
correspondence between mother and son, when letters sometimes took a year to
arrive at the intended destination.
David Hallam is a Methodist Local Preacher and lives in Smethwick, which like Great Barr is part of the Black Country Borough of Sandwell. He is a former Member of the European Parliament where he represented Shropshire, Herefordshire and parts of Worcestershire. During his five year term David was President of the Parliament's Prayer Breakfast. David is a public relations consultant.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||black & white|