Wednesday, November 2, 2016
When Others Shuddered by Jamie Janosz
Eight Women who Refused to Give Up.
Mary McLeod Bethune
Sarah Dunn Clark
Amanda Berry Smith
Eight ladies, few names I recognized when I started the book, but each totally committed to God and sold out for His purpose. Did they make mistakes? Yes. Did their families and marriages suffer? For some of them yes and that can bring up a different dilemma that I won't discuss here. Did they make a difference in the world around them? Absolutely.
We all know Fannie Crosby, the blind hymnwriter who wrote many, many songs in her lifetime.
Emma Dryer was influential in helping to get the Moody Bible Institute started.
Nettie McCormick was a wealthy good friend of Emma's who contributed financially to many, many good causes in her lifetime.
Sarah Dunn Clark and her husband started Pacific Gospel Mission, a place I visited when in Chicago helping with street meetings.
Amanda Berry Smith helped at hundreds of camp meetings world wide
Virginia Asher was concerned for the "lost girls" in the seedy places of Chicago. She would be asked to visit brothels to pray for the sick. She was known as an "angel of mercy". Her motherly spirit helped to break through even the toughest hearts.
Evangeline Booth, the daughter of the William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, followed in her parents footsteps
Mary McLeod Bethune started a school for Negro children.
It was an interesting, informative, and challenging book. These women gave their all, they served wtih faithfulness despite opposition, despite society's rules. They found their value in Christ alone.
The book also has a study guide at the end of it that I skimmed through and found it to be very thought-provoking and good. Where sometimes I think study guides can be a little redundant, these questions came back to the reader and challenged me to look at my own life and views on life.
Questions like, "What world events have broken your heart in recent days?" "How can women today influence younger women to follow God?" and others.
This book was given to me by Moody Publishers. I am happy to write a review giving my honest opinion on the book.
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