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Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God Paperback – June 7, 2005
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"A fine work of drawing the reader into the historical and spiritual life of these early pioneer missionaries. Well worth reading as a family."
—Lars and Elisabeth Gren (Elliot)
"Noël Piper tells the stories of five women whose lives declare something we have almost forgotten-what it means to be a Christian. May the influence of this book cause that awareness to burn brightly again in our generation!"
—Ray and Jani Ortlund, Renewal Ministries
"I highly recommend this book as one of the great sagas of missionaries and Christian biography."
—David M. Howard Jr., Professor of Old Testament, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
"We live in a Christian subculture that can intimidate women from stepping out in faithful risk-taking for God. Noël Piper challenges all of us to move away from intimidation to imitation: 'Remember your leaders . . . imitate their faith' (Hebrews 13:7)."
—Dr. Rick and Fran LoveDr. Rick Love, Intl. Director, Frontiers, and Fran Love, editor of Longing to Call Them Sisters: Ministry to Muslim Women
About the Author
Noël Piper (BA, Wheaton College) and her husband, John, ministered at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for over 30 years. She is the author of Treasuring God in Our Traditions and Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God.
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Faithful Women & Their Extraordinary God is Noel Piper's second solo effort that is targetted at an adult audience (she has previously authored Treasuring God in Our Traditions and has written the children's book Most Of All, Jesus Loves You.). The book contains five short biographies of five faithful women: Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim and Helen Roseveare.
I particularly enjoy short biographies of this type as they provide only a glimpse of a person. If one of the people particularly intrigues me, I can seek out a more exhaustive biography. This book serves as an introduction to five particularly fascinating servants of the Lord - women who have in some way had a significant impact on the author. While the women are bound by a common thread, their zeal in serving the Lord, they represent several countries and hundreds of years of Christian history.Read more ›
My hesitation led me to miss out for too long on a great book which is valuable at least three reasons:
Mrs. Piper chose wonderful women to profile. Only Sarah Edwards is really "intimidating," and I suspect that's just because her husband was Jonathan Edwards. The others are real enough that it's easy to imagine yourself in their shoes, responding (or rather, reacting) to a difficult situation the same way they did. It's that very approachability that helps you find your own hope in their hope, repentance in their repentance, joy in their joy. For instance, in the profile of Helen Roseveare, Mrs. Piper notes that at least twice she is rebuked for a wrong attitude toward circumstances or the people to whom she was called. I've seen that in myself, so Mrs.Read more ›
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I loved this book and have been so challenged and encouraged by these lives of faith! Dr. Helen Roseveare's story was my favorite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bethany Green
One of my favorite books! I can reread this all the time and be blessed. Plus it makes an excellent gift.Published 11 months ago by Candice
Noel Piper tells the heartwarming stories of five women who turned their lives over to the living God. They were ordinary women, but their stories are far from ordinary. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deonne M Beshear
Excellent insight into godly women's lives and struggles and how they triumphed through our Lord Jesus Christ.Published 13 months ago by JoAnn
Mrs. Piper beautifully tells the stories of women who obeyed God's calling for their lives. The stories are well-written and applicable to the readers' lives. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sarah W.