The Captivity of Mary Rowlandson
In 1675, after years of abuse from the Puritan colonists, Indians attacked Lancaster, Massachusetts, which was at the beginning of the conflict later called "King Philip's War." Mary Rowlandson writes this narrative about her captivity during the war. It is a story of discouragement and faith; of helplessness and hope; of fear and courage. You will be struck by the fact that Mary Rowlandson relied upon the Scriptures greatly. The Lord was merciful to provide a Bible for her during her captivity. Once again we find evidence that when things look their worst, only the Bible can give comfort, not philosophy, pleasure, or wealth. This story will produce many emotions--terror, sorrow, pity, anger, hope, and especially admiration.