From Ashes to Glory: A Dramatised Biography of C T Studd
C T (Charlie) Studd was a cricketer of the highest class. He played in the famed Test Match between England and Australia in 1882 that began the legend of the Ashes. From Ashes to Glory tells the story of this...
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C T (Charlie) Studd was a cricketer of the highest class. He played in the famed Test Match between England and Australia in 1882 that began the legend of the Ashes. From Ashes to Glory tells the story of this remarkable, dedicated man, and contains an authentic account of the 1882 Ashes Test, with all its drama.
At the peak of his fame Studd retired from cricket to serve as a missionary in China. In 1885 he was one of seven men of wealth and privilege ('The Cambridge Seven'), who shocked the nation, by giving up everything to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Chinese. While there he suffered much, but saw many people come to Christ. He later spent six years as a missionary in India, where he opened a school which is still serving the community today.
In 1913 he went to Central Africa and became the founder of the mission organisation WEC International, which today has about 1,800 workers in 50 countries. Dr Evan Davies, former International Director of WEC International, recommends this book and reminds us that 'Today thousands enjoy being part of God's family because of Studd's pioneer example.'
CT Studd was famous for being a member of England's original Ashes team. However, he is also know in as a missionary to China, India and Africa. This is his story.
David Malcolm Bennett is a Christian researcher and writer based in Brisbane who has the gift of doing quality historical research and presenting it in a readable form. His books include The Altar Call: Its Origins and Present Usage (his MTh thesis, awarded with merit) in 2000 and The Origins of Left Behind Eschatology (his PhD thesis) in 2010. His latest books include The Sinner's Prayer: Its Origins and Dangers and William Booth and His Salvation Army. He is also the editor of The Letters of William and Catherine Booth of Salvation Army fame and of The Diary and Reminiscences of Catherine Booth.