A Blossom in the Desert: Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter  -     Edited By: Mariam Huffman Rockness
    By: Lilias Trotter
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A Blossom in the Desert: Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter

Discovery House / 2007 / Hardcover

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In Lilias Trotter's biography, A Passion for the Impossible, you learned that she became a missionary in Algeria during the Victorian era, and, as a British woman, faced seemingly insurmountable challenges sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You also learned that she was one of England's promising artists, a career she gave up to follow God's call to take the light, life, and love of Jesus Christ to the Arabs of Northern Africa. But Lilias never abandoned her artistic talent, and now you can enjoy page after page of inspiring artwork, with all the vivid colors and characer of the Algerian landscape, complete with her own thoughts and spiritual wisdom.

A Blossom in the Desert is truly a book that belongs on your coffee table, to give you encouragement time and again as you ponder Lilias's challenges and how she persevered to inspire the song, "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus."

This hardcover giftbook is 240 pages of full color, inspirational art, and meditations, with a satin bookmark.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Discovery House
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 1572932562
ISBN-13: 9781572932562
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In Lilias Trotter's biography, A Passion for the Impossible, you learned that she became a missionary in Algeria during the Victorian era, and, as a British woman, faced seemingly insurmountable challenges sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

You also learned that she was one of England's promising artists, a career she gave up to follow God's call to take the light, life, and love of Jesus Christ to the Arabs of Northern Africa. But Lilias never abandoned her artistic talent, and now you can enjoy page after page of inspiring artwork, with all the vivid colors and characer of the Algerian landscape, complete with her own thoughts and spiritual wisdom. 

A Blossom in the Desert is truly a book that belongs on your coffee table, to give you encouragement time and again as you ponder Lilias's challenges and how she persevered to inspire the song, "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus."

This hardcover gift book is 240 pages of full color, inspirational art, and meditations, with a satin bookmark.

Author Bio

Miriam Huffman Rockness is the author of the acclaimed biography of Lilias Trotter, A Passion for the Impossible. She and her husband live in Florida.

Publisher's Weekly

Sadly, the name of Lilias Trotter is no longer remembered by many people, except those 19th-century art experts who recall her as the painter who caused art critic John Ruskin to rhapsodically change his mind about the ability of women to be artists. Though all but forgotten now as an artist, Trotter (1853–1928) is venerated as a pioneering Christian missionary—she founded and funded a mission in North Africa where she served for nearly 40 years. In this gift book, Rockness, author of the Trotter biography A Passion for the Impossible, brings together Trotter's dual lives—promising artist in her 20s, devoted missionary in her 30s and beyond—by pairing Trotter's paintings and sketches with devotional thoughts from her journals and many books, including Parables of the Cross. Trotter was clearly a deep thinker with a poetic soul, and her paintings practically shimmer on the page. While they match up perfectly with her devotions, the scripture references can sometimes feel less relevant or tacked on; it would also be helpful if the source or context of each Trotter quote were identified. Still, this lovely book is a feast for the eyes and the spirit. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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    Outstanding artistry in both prose and paintings by Lillias Trotter. More than a coffe table book to relax by, it's motivating and challenging. Whether you have five minutes or an hour to enjoy this book, you will be blessed. I've gifted it to some friends on the mission field as another source of encouragement.Be sure to also read the biography of Lilias Trotter entitled "A Passion for the Impossible" and discover a God who delights in our surrendering to Him. Beware, He just may do more than you could ever imagine.
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