I have been remarkably blessed by the story of John G. Paton. The lessons about parenting and prayer alone have been worth the investment of my time.
I first heard about Mr. Paton from Desiring God. John Piper delivered a powerful biographical message on his life and spurred my search for the autobiography of the man.
I found a free digital version of the book at Amazon.com which you can access by clicking here. I enjoyed it and think it’s well worth your time as well.