Posted on June 4, 2013
Our family has been blessed over the years by the testimony of the life and ministry of Amy Carmichael. Her writings and poetry have had a great impact on us. A few years ago Jim set some of her poetry to music for the CD, His Faithfulness. We are excited this week to be giving away 3 copies of, A Chance to Die, The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael, by Elisabeth Elliot. Here is a description from the back cover of the book:
Amy Carmichael understood true discipleship and lived it out. At a very young age she felt called to the mission field, followed God’s guidance, and eventually went to India, where she would spend fifty-three years without furlough. While there, Amy founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for children in moral danger – children who were orphaned or unwanted and sold to the temple. Amy became a mother for these children, and so they called her “Amma.”
Even today, Amy’s life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all Christians everywhere. We resonate with her desires and dreams, her faults and fears, her dedication and service. For former missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot, Amy became a role model. “She was my first spiritual mother,” writes Elliot. “She showed me the shape of godliness.”
A Chance to Die is the life story of Amy Carmichael. In this reverent biography, Elisabeth Elliot brings “Amma” to life, providing a compelling, unforgettable narrative that will provoke you to examine the depths of your own faith and encourage you to reaffirm your life and commitment to Christ.
Enter below for a chance to win a copy of this inspiring biography. There will be three winners selected from all who enter. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Thursday, June 6th.