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Candles in the Dark

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These letters of famed missionary-author Amy Carmichael, written to specific individuals on particular occassions, have a wider message which may now for the the first time be shared by the general reader.
Paperback, 125 pages
Published August 1st 1982 by CLC Publications (first published 1981)
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Cynthia Vogel
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A legacy of love

Although Amy spoke often on the topic of suffering (she was bedridden at the writing of this book), she spoke more and more frequently on the topic of love...indeed her last words were on that topic. She who suffered much, loved much...and the capacity she had for that love was enlarged by her suffering. This is a short book, packed full of wisdom by a woman who, as was spoken of another, "bled Scripture"....the Scripture she quoted was from versions of the Bible that are now unk
Emily Woodham
Sep 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christianity
I read this when I was a senior in high school. It is amazing in depth and perspective. The older I get, the more I understand how much truth was in Amy Carmichael's writings.
Amy Eckert
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great little book of excerpts from letters Amy Carmichael wrote. It's full of encouragement and wisdom. I'm sure I'll turn back to again and again.
Jennifer Leigh
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and encouraging. When someone grapples with illness and is confined to a bed one would not expect such hope as to imagine she was sitting up perfectly well with no infirmities at all.
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a reread...timeless Carmichael...bits of advice she gave through letters. SOOO powerful!!
May 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone in ministry
I read this book through at least once every year. GET IT!
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enjoyed this book, however it is one of many that I have given away
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a timely read for me when I read it. Small, but powerful.
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my go-to’s. I have had to re-order it due to marks, notes, AMEN!s and just the notes of general encouragement contained for someone with chronic debilitating illness. This is one of my favorite all-time books!!
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Amy Wilson Carmichael was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
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“All along, let us remember we are not asked to understand, but simply to obey...” 45 likes
“A cup brimful of sweetness cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, no matter how suddenly jarred.” 36 likes
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