Women of Faith and Courage
Inspiring stories of Susanna Wesley, Fanny Crosby, Catherine Booth, Mary Slessor and Corrie ten Boom
Through some of the best-loved heroines of the Christian faith, God’s glory is manifest as He accomplishes significant things through imperfect people. In Women of Faith and Courage, readers discover the remarkable stories of Susanna Wesley, Fanny Crosby, Catherine Booth, Mary Slessor and Corrie ten Boom. Their lives spanned three centuries and their circumstances were each very different. But steadfast faith and courage is the constant resounding theme for each.
Contains engaging narratives with rich historical detail reveal the uncommon faithfulness of these five women in evangelism, missions pioneering, ministries of compassion and the nurturing of their own families. Their giftedness, resilience and compassion shine through, modeling devotion to Christ and sacrificial service in His kingdom.
Across the pages of this book, the legacy of these women lives on to inspire and instruct contemporary believers—in living all of life for the glory of God.
About the Author
Author Vance Christie is a pastor and author best known for vivid retelling of missionary stories. He is also author of the recent collection Timeless Stories: God’s Incredible Work in the Lives of Inspiring Christians. He and his wife, Leeta, live in Aurora, Nebraska and have three daughters.
“Nothing inspires me like reading about the lives of women who lived and died serving the Lord Jesus. Vance Christie has done a wonderful job of opening the lives of five women-sharing their strengths and weaknesses as well as their victories and tragedies. I came away knowing that all I must do is to please God and the affirmation that the key to doing that is obedience, standing under Scripture without being swayed by my own logic or perceived giftedness or even by the opportunities presented! Indeed, for God to take ordinary women and use them in such extraordinary ways should give every woman a mandate to serve the Lord faithfully even if in the most humble circumstances!”
— Dorothy K. Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas
- Susanna Wesley
- Fanny Crosby
- Catherine Booth
- Mary Slessor
- Corrie ten Boom
Other books by Vance Christie:
- John & Betty Stam: Missionary Martyrs
- Hudson Taylor: Gospel Pioneer to China
- Timeless Stories: God’s Incredible Work in the Lives of Inspiring Christians