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Appointment in Jerusalem

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  36 reviews
This is the riveting true story of a young schoolteacher and her courageous quest to know God's will for her life. In Lydia Prince's search for God and her life's purpose, she is led to Jerusalem where she learns the power of prayer and experiences many miracles of provision and protection.Lydia rescues a dying baby girl and then miraculously survives many dangers, includi ...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published October 14th 2005 by Whitaker Distribution (first published 1975)
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Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In December of 1926 Lydia Christensen was a successful 36-year-old Domestic Arts teacher in the city of Korsor Denmark. However, just before Christmas when her longtime friend and colleague Soren asked her to marry him, she couldn't answer "yes." She was fond of him alright. But was the settled life in Denmark "it"? Somehow she wanted more.

Back in Korsor after spending Christmas her family in Bonderslev, she decided to spend her vacation reading. Ignoring the literary choices on her bookshelf, s
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book really blessed me. Lydia Prince was one amazing Danish lady used by God. She tells how she set out for Jerusalem with $200, no mission or church support and no idea of what to do when she arrived. God had a plan and birthed a ministry to care for children in Jerusalem. Later this led to her marriage to Derek Prince, a man 25 years younger than her, but a perfect match, as her prayer ministry complemented his internatioal teaching ministry. Their love and compassion for the Jews, God's ...more
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gripping and awe-inspiring read that I did not want to end!

Here is the true account of Lydia Christensen Prince, a Danish schoolteacher (and eventually the wife of famous Bible teacher Derek Prince) whom God awoke from a comfortable material existence into a dazzling revelation of Himself that forever wrecked her idea of normal. Even as her spirit became sensible to Christ as a knowable, awesome Person, Lydia wanted to find her true life's work -- something that "no one else could do." Leaving h
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What an inspiring true story. I do wish I could have met this wonderful lady in person!
Mar 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So very inspiring. Reading it made me desire a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. The story is exciting and it's neat because it's true!
Bre Teschendorf
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book!
It was actually my second time to read it, but I was only 14 when I read it before, so it was a completely new experience for me this time around.

Lydia is not only spiritually insightful, she is also an excellent writer. This book didn't have the ear-marks of the usual Christian book (perhaps because it is so old!) of being clearly too-quickly slapped together, badly-edited, and extremely repetitive. Nor was it simply a tale of all the glory Lydia experienced, leaving
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It's one of if not the top of my favorites! I was given this book as a teenager for a birthday present, I have read it at least once, sometimes twice a year over the last 22 years. It's precious. The faith Lydia learned to lean upon is inspiring. God directed her to where He needed her to be for His purposes. To step out not really knowing what was going to happen - to read and walk along side of her as she learned to trust God totally and lean only upon Him has always inspired ...more
Jan 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERY ONE
Recommended to Kim by: I think my mom did.
Wow...this is one of those books that STAYS with you. I've read it a couple of times and could read it again. It is WELL-WRITTEN, enjoyable, true, and a powerful story of God's intervention and faithfulness in a single woman's life. A single woman who dared to leave all the comforts of this world and follow her Lord. He led her to Jerusalem and her adventures are remarkable. She was the first wife of Derek Prince.
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was "change my life" good! A true story about a very well educated Danish woman leaving everything that she had and everyone she knew and going to Jerusalem in 1930's with about $100 in her pocket. She ended up raising over 70 jewish children and adopted 8 of them. She is a modern day saint, in the same category as Cory Ten Boom!
Tania Hubmayer
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Appointment in Jerusalem” by Lydia and Derek Prince
Lydia Christenson was appointed to Jerusalem by God and this is the fascinating story of her adventures from December 1926 until August 1929. The contrast of her luxurious life in Denmark with her poverty in Jerusalem and the historical details of the Pentecostal Church in Denmark are vividly described. Lydia’s story is one of total joy in her Bible studies and her love for Jerusalem as she learns to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in e
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly inspiring account of the early life of Lydia Prince. Her faith and perseverance in the face of incredible obstacles is nothing short of miraculous. Her life story compelled me to examine my own faith and challenged me to aspire to more.
Karla Hall
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lydia Prince is another in a long line of women who define true feminism in my heart and mind. Her journey is remarkable but grounded in simple faith and the leading of the Holy Spirit, an inspiration and encouragement to all who would pray "Thy will be done..."
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
A great story of one woman's faith and trust in God to lead her to Jerusalem in the 1920's during a turbulent time in history, and to provide for her needs as she faithfully served the orphaned children in that place.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book was inspiring. It read like a fiction, but is motivating because it is true. It is amazing how one life can effect so many!
Mar 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
My mom read this to me as a child and I have re-read it a few times. The miracles never cease to amaze me. - Great story to be told
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book Many years ago - it is Lydia's account of when she met her husband, Derek Prince. I found it interesting.
Nov 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela by: Heather Gray & Connie Hughes
This was a fabulous book demonstrating one person's enormous faith and to show what God can and will do through us.
Tirza Horvath
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great proof that Jerusalem is God's city, and that whatever He says will happen, it will happen!
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful true story of how The Lord will provide when one is committed to hearing and doing the will of God. I've read this book twice and have loved it both times.
Ness Kingsley
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read this book many times - and as ever, it's wonderful and extremely encouraging.
Jan 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Very inspirational book. True story of a missionary called to service from Denmark in 1926 to Jerusalem.
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful biography I was blessed with this book. It sheds some light into how God is so interested in being part of our entire life.
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
An easy read, challenging me in my relationship with Christ, encouraging me in my growing love for Israel. I would recommend to any one who is searching for God and also growing Christians.
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Just amazing. I really enjoyed reading about Derek's first wife from his point of view. It was really inspiring.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!! It really built up my faith in the Lord's provision to do the impossible!
Catherine Flusche
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
A pen pal sent me this book.

I'll give it a four as a "travel-log"--Lydia could and should have done a bit more planning for her trip, but that kind of defeats the whole "following God's plan" aspect.

I'll give it a two for the religious aspect. I think she gives too much credit when humans are clearly "at fault". Sure, maybe it was "God's plan" but I don't really feel like debating that at the moment.

I'll give it a three for accuracy because there's a LOT of room for doubt. 45 years is a long tim
Angela Gale
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I haven't read this book since I was little so i don't know what i'd think of it at this point?
Rachel Fellowes
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well-written but too Pentecostal for me!
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My all time fav-- connects to me so personally.
Beth Lee
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was really good, i would happily read it again.
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