A Passion For the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter
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Miriam Huffman Rockness
Miriam Huffman Rockness, compiler and editor, is a graduate of Wheaton College and author of A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter. She and her husband live in Florida.
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As biographies go this is a bit of a plod. The one saving aspect is the subject of the biography. Lilias Trotter, an English woman of some substance who "gave it all up" to spend 40 years as a pioneer missionary in Algeria. Lillias, friend of the art critic John Ruskin, was an artist and gentle woman in the 1880's who heard the call of God to take the gospel to those who would otherwise not hear of it. "We ourselves are saved to save .. we are made to give..." she writes in one of her books, Parables of the Cross. Through this biography the fragile courage of Lilias, her tender strength, her absolute trust that God would truly make a way in the desert for His word does shine through. It is very much worth the effort to be inspired by the faith of a woman of God more than a hundred years ago.