Just Like You
Imagine that you’re a slave girl in first-century Rome; or picture yourself among the sights and sounds of the Coliseum, with the approach of lions! How about the dark, foreboding atmosphere of a Spanish inquisition courtroom. What would it have been like to be a servant girl in the 1500’s, accused of heresy and sentenced to death?
These types of situations were not only faced by Christian women in past history, but still are today. Women young and old face persecution across our world for following Christ, reading a Bible, attending a church, worshiping the one true God. They are Christian heroines. With the joy of the Lord as your strength, you can be a heroine in your own time and era.
Could future generations learn about the power of true Christianity in women’s hearts, as you join the ranks of Christian heroines? Written for girls 9-12 to read, and equally valuable to use as a read aloud for girls 7 or 8. Just look at this list of the lives of girls included in this book!
THE EARLY CHURCH
– Blandina: Roman Slave Girl
– Perpetua of Carthage: Roman Noble-Woman
– Felicity: A Young Mother
– Anne Askew: Forced Into Marriage
– Joyce Lewes: Fashion or Faith?
– Joan Waste: The Blind Woman who could See
– Maria De Bohorques: The Spanish Maiden
– Alice Bendon: Betrayed by her Family
– Prest’s wife; the women whose name was lost, but she wasn’t
– Helen Stark: Joined in Life and Death
– Elizabeth Welch: Fearless and Faithful
– Marion Fairlie: Suffering in Separation
– Isabel Alison: A Single-Minded Single Girl
– Marion Hervey: A Scots Maid
– Margaret Wilson: A Solway Firth Martyr
– Elizabeth Gaunt: She Suffered for her Mercy
– Marie Durand: Imprisoned for Life
MODERN MISSIONARIES AND CHRISTIANS
– Ann Hasseltine Judson: A First Lady
– Marianna Slocum: Hopes and Dreams and Happy Ever After
– Betty Stam: Living for Jesus
– Corrie ten Boom: Knowing how to Love
– Just Like You and Me!