It was my great privilege to know Derek and Lydia Prince for many years. Lydia Prince was a lover of Israel, a compassionate and tender woman who adopted nine daughters and whose demeanor was as bold as a lioness. On one occasion, when I was visiting Lydia and Derek in Florida, Lydia asked me if I would like some tea. I responded, "Yes, I would love some ice tea." Lydia, who was Danish, looked straight at me and responded, "In my home we do not boil water and then mix it with ice to make it cold; we do not add sugar and then fill it full of lemons. We have hot tea, if you would like some." I responded, "I would love to have some hot tea." She smiled, left the room, and minutes later produced the hot tea. When Derek was ministering in my church, Lydia sat on the front row like a five-star general. One woman before service asked Lydia, "How are your children?" Lydia responded, "Do you really want to know?" The woman was trapped. "Yes, I would love to hear about your children." Lydia took her by the hand and sat her down on the pew beside her for a forty-five-minute review of how and where her nine daughters were doing. That was Lydia. She and Derek are in heaven today walking the streets of the New Jerusalem, looking down on ancient Jerusalem in Israel, knowing that soon we shall all be there together.
-John Hagee, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas
I was overwhelmed by the dramatic power of Appointment in Jerusalem. Lydia struck me as one of the truly authentic modern heroines. Few women have ever demonstrated such courage, compassion, and commitment. This combination of wartime
struggle, family separation, and love between a mature woman, Lydia, and the younger man, Derek Prince, gives Appointment in Jerusalem a broad international appeal. The story made me smile, cry, and applaud.
-Al Kasha, Two-time Academy-Award-winning Composer, Author, and Minister
Derek and Lydia Prince mentored many young believers who came to faith during the Jesus Movement, including my wife Susan and me. The special way this book captures and presents Lydia Christensen Princes heroic and pioneering faith had a galvanizing and lasting influence in our lives. We pray that this anniversary edition impacts thousands of young believers in a similar way today.
-Gary P. Bergel, President, Intercessors for America
There are two books which have profoundly affected my spiritual walk. The first was The Hiding Place, the second Appointment in Jerusalem. Lydias intimate relationship with Jesus, the way she was led by the Holy Spirit, her devotion to prayer, her sacrifices, and her walk by faith were awe-inspiring. It is a life-changing book.
-Ann Perdue, Film Producer, The Brightlight Foundation
This true, heartwarming story of a valiant single woman, who gave up everything to be obedient to the call of God on her life, will inspire and challenge anyone who reads it. Lydia Prince was my mentor and my friend. I can recommend this
book to young and old without any reservations.
-Mrs. Alice Basham, Wife of the late Don Basham, Pastor, Author, and International Speaker