The required reading selections for Interregnum XII were The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, a biography compiled by Jonathan Edwards, accompanied by “The Fisherman and His Wife,” a fairy tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

In 1749, theologian and evangelist Johnathan Edwards believed the incredible life story of missionary David Brainerd would encourage believers and catalyze revival. His edited and annotated version of Brainerd’s diary has never been out of print, and Brainerd’s story of godly ambition has inspired generations of believers.

The second story, “The Fisherman and His Wife”, is a short fairy tale written by the Grimm brothers warning against the pitfalls of ambition. This cautionary perspective of material ambition contrasts and compliments the vision of godly ambition provided by David Brainerd.

Also, here are the links to the book and short story:

The Life and Diary of David Brainerd

The Fisherman and His Wife