The Chosen Daughters Series
The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who, by God's grace, accomplished extraordinary things.
This set includes:
Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana von Stolberg Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne d'Albret Johanna and Henriette Kuyper: Daring to Change Their World
'Olympia felt a heavy weight on her chest. Her father never kept quiet. He eagerly discussed Luther's writings with his friends, and she heard him say that he had openly read excerpts of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion to his students at the University of Vicenza. 'I will keep it in mind,' answered Fulvio, obviously unconvinced. 'You know very well that, in this country, anyone who disagrees with the pope is left with just three choices,' pressed Pietro. 'You can be killed, leave the country, or keep quiet. I don't think too many choose the first alternative willingly, and a live coward is better than a dead hero.' 'I wouldn't call those who leave the country cowards,' suggested Fulvio, trying to measure his words. 'They leave because they feel they can do more for God's cause by staying alive to teach others, write, or translate. Luther has proved the importance of the printed word.' 'And the third group? Are we cowards?' prompted Pietro, squinting his eyes with a knowing smile. 'I am not in any position to judge, Pietro,' replied Fulvio, dropping the challenge. 'But thank you for your concern. I will be careful.' He smiled, his eyes sparkling with excitement, not fear. Olympia knew that look. Words of caution always fueled his daring fires. Pietro shook his head. 'Don't say I didn't warn you.' 'Our protection is from the Lord, not the duchess,' said Fulvio, placing his hand on Pietro's shoulder. 'He is both our fortress and our strength.' Olympia's enthusiasm was rekindled. Fulvio always had the uncommon ability to look beyond the moment in any situation. She felt ready. Maybe there were dangers, but with her father by her side she was willing to face them."
What Others Are Saying
"Wings like a Dove presents a compelling look at one of the heroic women of the Reformation—Jeanne d'Albret. Christine Farenhorst's book transports you back in time, to an age that may seem romantic from this vantage point, but was actually filled with immense dangers and challenges to those who loved God. I couldn't put it down!"
- Diana Waring, Author of History Alive! curriculum and international speaker
"A captivating introduction to Edith Cavell. Educational, inspiring, and full of gospel encouragement, A Cup of Cold Water is destined to be a family read-aloud favorite."
- Tara & Matt Kingswood, Russell, ON
"How is it possible that two women from the past can find such a tender place in your heart? You will be glad you met Juliana and Maria through the pages of this beautifully researched and lovingly told tale.'
- Robin Jones Gunn, Best-selling author of the Christy Miller series