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C. T. Studd: Cricketer & Pioneer 0th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0875082028
ISBN-10: 0875082025
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Literature Crusade (June 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875082025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875082028
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charles Hamilton Sr. on August 31, 2009
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This book describes a man who gave up a mansion to rival any in England in his day, and a life replete with luxuary and every convenience; to accept a call from God to go to the deepest, most remote African jungle and live in a decrepit, dilapidated shack. He kept his charge and remained in service there even after his beloved wife took sick and had to return home. They only saw each other on two occasions during their entire remaining years after her return to England.

If you think you have experienced times of personal sacrifice, you will get a degree of measurement from this man's life. C.T. Studd "puts the rubber to the road," so to speak.A well written story of devotion to and for God. Must reading for those looking for inspiration and direction in making important decisions in your life. Great book, about an even greater man.

Charles Hamilton Sr, Former Executive Director Northwest Teen Challenge, author of From Darkness To Light and A Step Of Faith. [...]From Darkness To Light
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I picked this one up after hearing my pastor talk about it in a sermon. When I read a biography I really like to have primary sources in it and not just the biographer's interpretation of the person's life. It's amazing how much material Grubb obtained and how much the different people saved.

After reading this book it's clear to me that Studd was a person of great passion and a disciple of Christ. I also was able to read the flaws in the man's walk and how he could be challenging to live or work with. Grubb does a very good job covering the first part of that tone. He lays out Studd's life pretty straightforward. Although, some of the areas he focuses on aren't particularly necessary and are sometimes just there to quote from a letter. While he's willing to highlight and extol Studd's positive qualities, he tends to glance over what are almost troubling items to read. Like the fact that he left his wife and went to serve in Africa or that his wife seemed to have a mental break and he continued to serve in Africa. And while, Studd was upfront with his wife about what to expect with their lives if she married him, it does not seem like the actions of a loving husband and shows wisdom in Paul's desire for some to remain unmarried in their service to the Lord.

There are some amazing stories in this book and I've used some in my teaching. Studd had an amazing impact wherever he went and his work was indeed blessed by God. However, this book sometimes doesn't read quite right. Grubb seems to get caught up in the swell of the love for Studd, which is nice to see with a biographer, however some of the pages just drone on and on. Either that or statements or paragraph are written that have terrible flow and are disjointed.
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This biography of missionary C.T. Studd was written by Norman Grubb in 1933. Grubb was a missionary to Belgian Congo and was the son-in-law of C.T. Studd. While the subject is amazing the writing style is choppy and difficult to follow.

Studd, born in 1860, was one of the best cricket players in the world. He abruptly walked away from a promising athletic career and became a Christian missionary. While some missionaries are content with one difficult assignment Studd accepted three. He served in China for 15 years, India for six years and the final 20 years of his life in Africa.

He realized as a young man that his life was to be one of simple, childlike faith and that his part was to trust and not to do. He was to trust in God and God would work through him. Many said he was making a huge mistake to bury himself in missions. They pointed out the influence he could have with young men in his own country. He asserts that the devil must have used a similar argument to Moses.

He once said, "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." This is clearly how he lived his life. His life will be an eternal rebuke to easy-going Christianity. He has demonstrated what it means to follow Christ without counting the cost and without looking back.
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The Cricketer & Pioneer sets off telling the story how how C.T. Studd was possibly one of the greatest players ever of the game Cricket. Since I am not familiar with the game of Cricket, it seemed quite trivial to me. It helped me place into perspective today's sports heroes. The rest of the book walks with C.T. through the mission field in China and Africa. The book is not what one would call an "easy read", the language is a bit antiquated and unfamiliar, but that is a part of the charm of the book. My favorite quote from the book was, "Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible."
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I'M SURE THAT C.T. STUDD WOULD WANT THIS TO BE ABOUT CHRIST, NOT HIMSELF. One of the most inspiring and greatest book other than the bible I have ever read. Great world wide sports figure left it all to serve the Lord Jesus. This meant to rescue them from Hell, the same thing Jesus had gone to the cross for. Gave away his entire inheritance because he had become so accustom to the close relationship that had developed between him and Christ by depending on Christ for everything and did not want the wealth of the inheritance to interfere with that relationship. Even tells how God worked it out for parts of that wealth to be used to help William Booth to start the Salvation Army. Wonderful background accounts about D. L. Moody Revivals in Ireland and England and how God used a friend of his father to first come to Christ himself through an accidental attendance of a Moody revival thinking he was going to a vaudeville show, then later working to get his friend who was C.T. Studd's father to go to a Moody revival in London who in turn accepted Christ and changed his entire practice of life to serve the Lord and turned his race horse barn into a revival meeting place that brought many preachers preaching the glorious gospel of Christ that reached all of his sons, including C. T. Studd. For me it was one of the most easy reads with countless relating other accounts that gave a treasure trove of stories that relate just how far reaching the working of Christ is in someones life even before they may know him and how the things that we may do can be used of God without us even realizing it. As I travel as an Missionary Evangelist myself, I wish I had a way of including this book on the book table that I have of inspiring books. I can't find enough of them at reasonable prices to keep them in stock.
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