NARRATIVE OF THE CONVERSION, IMPRISONMENT, AND SUFFERINGS OF ASAAD SHIDIAK, A NATIVE OF PALESTINE, WHO HAS BEEN CONFINED FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE CONVENT OF MT. LEBANON.
The following narrative illustrates two points. 1st. The usefulness of
Christian Missions. 2d. The unchanging persecuting spirit of the papal
church. The subject of the following narrative has now been in
confinement about five years; during which ti
e he has suffered almost
every indignity and vexation which the malice of his enemies could
impose upon him. Up to the present time, however, he has remained
steadfast in his adherence to the principles of the gospel. We give the
narrative of his trials and sufferings in the simple and affecting
language of the missionaries, which excited such powerful interest in
the bosoms of Christians, at the time of its first publication. The
principal facts are taken from the Missionary Herald published by the
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.