Preparing the Way book

Discover the rich history of spiritual life of the Hawaiian Islands with Preparing the Way by Christopher L. Cook.

It is a concise, beautiful pictoral account of the historical first American Protestant mission to arrive in Hawai‘i as told through the lives of three Polynesian men: ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia (Henry Obookiah), his close companion Hopu (Thomas Hopoo) and the Tahitian Christian ali‘i Auna who arrived in Hawai‘i in 1822, and explained the Christian religion in Polynesian terms to the rulers.

Read about the transformation they inspired and see photos, artifacts and writings from this historic period.