Amy Carmichael was the eldest daughter of a large Christ-centered family in Millisle, Ireland. She was impressed at an early age that nothing is important but that which is eternal. This understanding proved to be a foundation for her service to the Lord among the mill workers of Ireland, the Japanese briefly, and then India where she began her ministry to children in 1895 and where she remained until her death in 1951.
From her sickbed, Amy Carmichael shared correspondence with colleagues and friends in which she shared the riches of her intimate walk with Christ, offering encouragement, hope, consolation and occasionally reproof. Written originally to specific individuals, these letters have now had a far-reaching impact through the truths shared in these selections.
Amy Carmichaels letters in Candles in the Dark, originally to specific individuals, have a far-reaching impact that offers encouragement and hope.