Fifty Remarkable Women in Church History
Paperback. 330 Pages
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Radiant records the triumph of the gospel as Christian women faced kings and governors, soldiers and wild beasts, Japanese guards and Muslim raiders, fire, exile, the chopping block, Nazis, cannibals, riots and more. "Look to heaven and forsake the world" has been their cry for two thousand years, but being "spiritually minded" in this way hasn't made these women ethereal - it's made them invincible.
From South America to Europe, from China to Africa to the Wild West, in prisons and in throne rooms, the Christian heroines of Radiant have left a stunning legacy. These short and moving biographies for young people introduce fifty often unfamiliar champions of the faith: women like Ida Kahn, who opened the first clinic in a Chinese city of 300,000 people; Lady Anne Hamilton, who rode with the Covenanter cavalry at the decisive Battle of Berwick; and Anngrace Taban, who was forced to type secret battle plans for the Sudan People's Liberation Army.
"In 202, the Roman governor at Carthage in North Africa ordered the arrest of Christians. Among those rounded up was Perpetua, the young mother of a one-year-old boy. She came from a noble family—her father was a pagan and her mother a Christian. Her husband was no longer around, either he had died or he had abandoned her because of her Christian beliefs..."
Through these robust and hearty profiles Richard Hannula brings to life fifty women of faith who helped shape church history. His interest is authentic, his research is solid, and his admiration is genuine.
- Joel Belz, founder of WORLD Magazine
Women have made a vital contribution to the growth and progress of the Christian Church from the beginning. Hannula recognizes and celebrates that contribution and rallies the rising generation of Christian women to lives of action, vitality and faithfulness. A great read!
- Gwen Westerlund, Christian counselor and author of Faithful Following: A Study of the Epistle to the Hebrews and Telling the Next Generation