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A Passion For the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter

A Passion For the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter

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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.


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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.

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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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4 stars By Alison, Mar 28 2013
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.
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  • Catalogue Code 203647
  • Product Code 1572931086
  • EAN 9781572931084
  • Pages 368
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Discovery House
  • Publication Date Jul 2003
  • Sales Rank #28854
  • Dimensions 203 x 136 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.410kg

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