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Amy Carmichael (Heroes of the Faith)
by Sam Wellman
People need inspiration like never before--stories of legendary, faith-filled heroes who met amazing obstacles with courage and even joy...stories of godly men and women who changed the world. Barbour's Heroes of the Faith series--in a new format at a new lower price--will inspire readers with the bravery, commitment, perseverance, and wisdom of these great Christian ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Barbour Publishing
(first published 1998)
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I really feel inspired by Amy Carmichael and her willing Spirit and her devotion to Christ so early on in life. The fact that she allowed Him to guide her is quite wonderful. I don't think this book explained as much, but I am sure reading some of her 30 books would be more helpful. She constantly gave glory to Christ, and for that I adore her. Through Christ she helped people in Ireland, Scotland, and England who were looked down upon. She went to Japan and was willing to be among the people as ...more
Nice little overview of Amy Carmichael's life. It tickled my interest in the tumultuous history of India (and China) at that time (turn of the century). I'm the kind of person who likes to have all the i's dotted and t's crossed, so I will pick up a more rich and full biography of her. She seems to be an extraordinary person - especially when compared to this day and age. Very well read, abounding energy, and fully devoted to Christ - beyond denominational differences. I like her.
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I enjoyed reading this book about Amy Carmichael. Sam Wellman takes the reader through Amy's journey of her life in God's Family. Amy starts as a young adult and is just starting outreaching to unbelievers. Amy struggles at first. Later on She is able to go and help people in need more often without being ashamed. Amy feels a calling for her to go and be a missionary and after getting permission from her mother she goes and starts her journey. on Amy's journey to become a missionary Amy renews ...more
Great book into Amy's life as a missionary to India. Very readable, though it did leave me wanting more in places. I loved her spirit and personality and that in the times she needed to push to do something she did and the times when it seemed more that she should wait, she did that too. Her whole life, however, she remained active for the Lord, even into her 70's and 80's when she was almost immobile, she still kept writing. Very inspiring. (Loved the added bonus of hearing the books that she ...more
I can not recommend this book. I couldn't finish it. The author writes with a theology that is man centered and with prose that is uninteresting. I doubt Amy would say that she saved anyone and yet the author uses this phrase often. I would love to read a book about this missionary that gives glory to God.
I give this book a much higher rating than I probably would because I love Amy Carmichael's story but I have had this book since college and finally just now muscled my way through it. Looking for another book about her that isn't so hard to read through..
Sam Wellman, PhD, is a writer of numerous biographies. He has traveled to Germany many times and twice stayed for several months (in Berlin and Wittenberg). He blogs and tweets on Martin Luther and Frederick the Wise. He lives near Wichita, Kansas.More about Sam Wellman...
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