For girls in our highly secular age, here is a biography of one glad to leave earthly pleasures for the joy of serving God wholeheartedly. Her personal discipline and readiness to give of herself presents a stunning, noble example for today’s girls. Amy Carmichael labored 53 years in India, without “furlough,” and her work resulted in the salvation of many from debauched lifestyles in idolatrous temple worship.
Here is a book that will challenge any Christian in any walk of life to deny themselves, take up their cross daily, and follow Jesus. The missionary life is, in fact, the normal Christian life for every Christian, for every Christian is an ambassador for Christ. As such, this biography will be a great help to any reader in focusing their hearts and minds on the God-given task before them (1 Peter 2:9)–whatever their walk of life.
This book also reminds us to not merely support missions financially on the basis of numbers saved, as we can learn from Miss Carmichael that missions work can take devoted years of work before we see many saved. The missionary brings God’s Word to men and women, trusting and waiting on the Lord to save. So long as the missionary labors faithfully, we should keep supporting regardless of immediate results.