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John and Betty Stam: Missionary Martyrs

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Amidst the millions of committed Christians in each generation, a handful rise to special prominence. Learn more about their exciting and inspiring lives in Barbour's Heroes of the Faith series.Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Those words of Jesus Christ, in John 15:13, are an eternal tribute to John and Betty Stam, who lost ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Barbour Publishing
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Binsy
Mar 30, 2016 Binsy rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful account of the lives of two people who chose to follow the Lord without counting the cost.
John and Betty Stam left behind comfortable lives and went to China to win souls for the Lord. It's an impressive tale of faith and perseverance . It's amazing to note how God fulfilled even the tiniest need in their life .
The brutal way in which this couple were martyred will shock the reader. The couple was survived by an infant daughter. One would pause to wonder why God couldn't spare
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Louanne Enns
This was an intriguing account of two lives passionate about living the gospel in the world. It contains everything one would expect in a missionary martyr story, including very good use of primary source letters and poems written by the Stams. This is its best feature, I felt, as a reader it instills confidence that they are not being portrayed with someone else's rose-coloured glasses. Out of these letters, one is left with a very powerful language of grace and sovereignty that is at the same ...more
Georgia Herod
Dec 29, 2014 Georgia Herod rated it really liked it
While teaching English at a Christian high school, I encountered brief, powerful poems which Betty had written. Since I take great delight in God-stories, I eagerly read this biography to see how God had drawn the Stams to Himself, both individually and then as a couple. Their commitment to Christ and sharing the Gospel in China, as well as their willingness to endure hardship and ultimately to give their lives challenges me in the Western world. If all the props were pulled out, would my faith ...more
Madelle
Sep 14, 2012 Madelle rated it it was amazing
John and Betty Stam traveled from Moody bible Institute in Chicago to Tsingteh in 1935 to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to this needy part of China. Although they had been in Tsingteh for just two weeks when they were martyred, their devotion lead to the growth of Christianity in China. This is a fascinating account of two individuals who gave their all for Christ.
Noah
Jul 02, 2015 Noah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a touching story of a missionary couple who had only been in China for a few years, and then they bravely faced death by the Cinese Communists. This is a short read, but also filled with truth. It was cool to see John Stam's complete and utter trust in God for his financial/ everyday needs!
Jim
Nov 04, 2010 Jim rated it really liked it
Had always wanted to read the story of John and Betty Stam, but finally got the chance while I was in China! Tragic story, but one that is not that unusual for those who "die to self, take up their cross, and follow Jesus." Highly recommended!
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