A Passion for the Impossible

Author: Miriam Huffman Rockness
Publisher: Discovery House
ISBN: 1572939370
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You may not have heard of Lilias Trotter, but you know the hymn she inspired—"Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus." After you read A Passion for the Impossible, you'll never hear that song without remembering Lilias and what she did. She left her life of privilege in England and her promising art career to settle in hostile Algeria. Dismissed because she was a woman, the Algerian men accused her of being a British spy. But for the sake of the gospel, she never quit, no matter how many obstacles were in her path. You'll marvel as you read about this woman's passion for the impossible, her brilliantly gifted life, and the miraculous ways the Lord used her to pierce the shadows of that Islamic landscape.

A Passion for the Impossible

Author: Miriam Huffman Rockness
Publisher: Discovery House Pub
ISBN: 9781572931084
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Art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed her potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, but Lilias Trotter's devotion to Christ compelled her to surrender her life of art, privilege, and leisure. Leaving the home of her wealthy parents for a humble dwelling in Algeria, Lilias defied sterotypes and taboos that should have deterred any European woman from ministering in a Muslim country. Yet she stayed for nearly forty years, befriending Algerian Muslims with her appreciation for literature and art and winning them to Christ through her life of love.

A Passion for the Impossible

Author: Miriam Huffman Rockness
Publisher: Shaw
ISBN: 9780877885122
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed her potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, but Lilias Trotter's devotion to Christ compelled her to surrender her life of art, privilege, and leisure. Leaving the home of her wealthy parents for a humble dwelling in Algeria, Lilias defied sterotypes and taboos that should have deterred any European woman from ministering in a Muslim country. Yet she stayed for nearly forty years, befriending Algerian Muslims with her appreciation for literature and art and winning them to Christ through her life of love.

Parables of the Cross

Author: I. Lilias Trotter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625589050
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Isabella Lilias Trotter (1853-1928) was an artist and a missionary for over 38 years to the Muslims of Algeria. John Ruskin, the famous art critic, didn't believe that ladies could paint before he met Lilias. He changed his mind after he met her and believed that if she would give her life to painting she could become the greatest painter of the nineteenth century. Ruskin believed that if she would devote herself to art "she would be the greatest living painter and do things that would be immortal. " He was unhappy that she was spending so much time on the streets of London, helping with the YWCA, when he thought she ought to be painting. Lilias, however, decided to give up her career in art in order to serve God. She always remained a good friend of Ruskin's though, and they wrote many letters when she was in Algeria. She also wrote several books - beautifully illustrated by herself, including: Parables of the Cross (1894), Parables of the Christ-Life (1899), and a book for Sufi Muslims, The Way of the Sevenfold Secret.

C T Studd

Author: Janet Benge
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
ISBN: 9781576582886
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A biography of C.T. Studd, a wealthy Englishman who became famous for his missionary work in Central Africa.

Repentance

Author: C. John Miller
Publisher: CLC Publications
ISBN: 1936143631
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Repentance begins at conversion—but doesn’t stop there. It isn’t penance, self-effort or condemnation, but an ongoing attitude for daily living in Christ, says Jack Miller. In this new edition Jack’s widow, Rose Marie, adds an epilogue telling of Jack’s own journey of living out repentance on a daily basis.

Facsimile Edition

Author: I. Lilias Trotter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938068119
Format: PDF
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Lilias Trotter's 1889 Pocket Sketchbook captured views from North Africa and Europe one year after she left London to live in Algiers and minister to the Arab people. Most of the views were sketched during the month of June while taking a break from the scorching heat of a North African summer.Her ability to quickly capture views with accuracy and beauty was a skill that John Ruskin, eminent Victorian art critic, extolled in his 1884 "Art of England" lecture and demonstrated with specimens removed from her Norwegian Sketchbook: "...they are patterns to you therefore only of pocket-book work; but what skill is more precious to a traveller than that of minute, instantaneous, and unerring record of the things that are precisely best?" Her range of subjects and scenes that were at once "lovely and honorable" met the high standard that Ruskin, mentor/friend, set and valued: mountains and clouds, ships and seascapes, figures in regional garb and headdress, flowers and architectural details.