Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noël Piper

By Noël Piper

Those are the tales of 5 traditional women—Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare—who depended on of their outstanding God as he led them to do good stuff for his country. No?l Piper holds up their lives and deeds as examples of what it capacity to be really devoted. studying approximately those ladies will problem readers to make a distinction for Christ of their households, within the church, and during the global.

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I was also struck by the holy looseness with which Jonathan and Sarah held their children. In an age when death hovered so closely— from war, illness, wild animals, infection, childbirth, and injury—I would expect parents to grasp their children tightly to them, to keep them always in sight. On the contrary, Jonathan and Sarah, already living in Stockbridge on the treacherous edge of the wilderness, allowed their ten-year-old Jonathan Jr. to travel with an evangelist even further west on a mission to Indians in the mountains—their ten-year-old!

But, she came to see, it is possible that one of the passions could become servant to the other. Still, she had to decide which passion would become the master of the other. For several days, Lilias weighed her desires and prayed for God to make his calling clear. , p. 22. Pigott, p. 4. 69 Rockness, “Almost Famous,” p. 22. 70 Rockness, A Passion for the Impossible, p. 68. qxd 46 9/20/07 9:49 AM Page 46 FAITHFUL WOMEN & THEIR EXTRAORDINARY GOD She told me that she felt as if she had lived years in those few days.

57 Isabella Trotter, Lilias’s mother, was interested in a wide range of topics, from gardening and decorating to geology and botany. “Her sympathetic nature made her a stout advocate for the disadvantaged . . ”58 In Isabella’s letters are descriptions and a heart for beauty that reappear later in Lilias’s writings. Mrs. ” She seems to have been more spontaneous than her husband and less scientifically oriented. ”59 Blanche A. F. , nd), p. 211. (The book was apparently written in 1929; see footnote, p.

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