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A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael Paperback – May 1, 2005
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Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master.
Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.
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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.
Elisabeth Elliot, one of the outstanding women of present-day Christianity, is the author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity, The Journals of Jim Elliot, and These Strange Ashes. She and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Magnolia, Massachusetts.
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- Publisher : Revell; Reprinted edition (May 1, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0800730895
- ISBN-13 : 978-0800730895
- Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.8 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #24,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Change eventually came anyway. But it was hard to read about a time that must have been very difficult for everyone, as Amy lay bedridden for years. So I recommend it, but with the warning that it is hard to finish. Writing a biography is extremely hard. And this one was made even harder by the wealth of information and by Amy’s own writings. I’m sure it was hard to know what to include and what to leave out. But it is worth the effort to read. There are so few Christian women with Amy Carmichael’s many talents combined with great persistence and love.
This book is worth reading again and again, and it makes an excellent gift.
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"A chance to die" is more than just a biography of Miss Amy Carmichael. In addition to being a soul searching tool as you read Amy's poems, bible entires and her personal conversations with God, the book has a historical learning edge to it. Amy was a contemporary of World Wars I and II and the events of the book shed a light on the political and social turmoil of those days and clearly describes the social segregation and "caste" dictates in India at the time the British Empire ruled the world.
If you are reading this review, I would strongly recommend that you get a copy of this book and read it. You will be blessed by it even as I was and you will want to buy all of Amy Carmichael's books.