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The Trailblazers Series
Adoniram Judson: Dangers on the Streets of Gold, Trail Blazers SeriesIrene HowatChristian Focus / 2002 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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When Adoniram abandoned his belief in God, God never left him. As Judson travelled far away from his loving family God had plans to bring him home and then to send him to the other side of the world to Burma. How then did young Adoniram Judson become America's first overseas missionary and how did he escape from some dangerous pirates? You will find these and lots of other exciting adventures in this book.
Learn about the life of David Brainerd, from his teenage years on a farm; his expulsion from Yale; to his preaching on the frontier to his death in his late twenties. This early American missionary felt compelled to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to various Indian tribes in America-to the lost, the hurting, and the broken. Readers will be encourage and inspired by this true, heartfelt story whose perseverance and single-minded devotion led him into dangerous territory for a colonial settler.
Learn about the amazing life of Eric Liddell, the "Flying Scot", with this Trailblazers biography. Written for children 8-14, kids will learn about Liddell's early years as a missionary's child in China, his Olympic running years, and finally his final years in a Prisoner of War camp in China.
John Calvin, the famous reformer, took the Reformed message and taught it to the world through his preaching in Geneva as well as his letters and writings. Building upon the teachings of Martin Luther, Calvin's message would influence centuries of Christian thought. This trailblazers children's church history biography is perfect for ages 8-9 or independent readers grades 9-14. "Thinking Further" questions are included. 159 pages, softcover.
Frances Ridley Havergal: The Girl Who Loved MountainsLucille TravisChristian Focus / Trade Paperback$6.99 Retail:
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As a little girl, Frances (Fanny) loved to climb trees, enjoy the countryside and to run about with her spaniel. The mountains of Switzerland inspired her and she loved hiking on the steep slopes. She became a hymn writer and singer, longing to share the love of her Saviour. Books flowed from her pen at a later stage, often beginning as bedtime stories for her nephews and nieces. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Paul Brand grew up in India with missionary parents. His father was a doctor who was willing to help people with leprosy but Paul vowed to never become a doctor. After many years of tragedy and challenges Paul returned to India with a medical degree and began to do exactly what he had vowed never to do-work with the lepers. Paul's work was influential-because of him leprosy become a disease that was no longer life threatening and could be managed. Paul's story is an inspiring one-one that gives hope and new life to those that suffer.
Learn about the life of Billy Bray with this Trailblazers biography for children. Billy Bray (1794-1868) was a miner who after surviving a dangerous rock fall, set him on a different life path---this one searching for true happiness in Jesus Christ. Billy Bray discovered true happiness in Jesus Christ and his legacy to the Cornish people included lively preaching, newly built chapels, and true revivals.
Jonathan Edwards: America's Genius, Trail Blazers SeriesChristian Timothy GeorgeChristian Focus / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:
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Jonathan Edwards lived in an America that was a new world full of adventure and opportunity. Battles and Tomahawks were just some of the thrilling adventures that his family lived through. But Jonathan also loved the small things in life too. In an age of scientific discovery, Edwards saw God's beauty displayed most perfectly through nature. His journals are filled with drawings of plants, animals, and spiders because he knew that each one of them reflected the creativity of its Creator.
His mind was full of questions and he grappled for the answers. Intellectually there were few to beat him. However it wasn't just his amazing intelligence that set him apart from other boys his age--he may have had a thirst for knowledge but he also had a strong desire for the things of God. His genius and abilities teamed up well with his faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Recommended for ages 8 to 14.
The man who wrote the song 'Amazing Grace' began his career as the captain of a slave ship. When God changed his heart and his life, he began to free the people he kept captive. This is the amazing story of how Newton found 'amazing grace' and became a champion of the faith and abolition.
Gladys Aylward: No Mountain Too High, Trail Blazers SeriesMyrna GrantChristian Focus / 2003 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Many looked on Gladys Aylward's expedition to mainland China as foolhardy and dangerous. It was.
On her own, as a single female she carried her passport and other documents along with the only money and belongings that she in a small briefcase with a teapot and a saucepan tied to the handle.
After having purchased her one-way ticket to China she left the United Kingdom with a single-minded determination to do what God had commanded her to. She knew she was meant to go to China even if no mission was prepared to support her.
Unconventional is the only way to describe this journey to the country that would eventually become her home. A theme that would continue throughout her mission work in China where she thwarted authorities became involved in the Chinese resistance and rescued over 100 children from the invading Japanese army. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
C.S. Lewis: The Storyteller , Trail Blazers SeriesDerick BinghamChristian Focus / 1999 / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:
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This book takes you into the life of C.S. Lewis, the child, the scholar, the husband, the writer and the believer in God. If you haven't read any of his books before this is an excellent beginning. Find out how Lewis struggled through school but eventually made it to be one of the best known Christian authors of this century. Discover the reason he preferred to be called Jack and how he would spend hours as a child writing stories of animals who came to life and spoke just like humans. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Patricia St John's life is a story in itself but she grew up to become one of the world's best loved Christian writers for children. When looking after thirty children in a boarding school, her exciting bedtime stories were favorites with the children. They were later to become her classic stories, Tanglewood's Secret and Treasures of the Snow. Every place that she called home was the inspiration for yet another story that brought children to understand and love the Lord Jesus Christ. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Michael Faraday: Spiritual Dynamo, Trail Blazers SeriesDerick BinghamChristian Focus / 2006 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Every time you switch on a light, start up a computer or turn on a television, you do it because of discoveries related to the work of Michael Faraday. In a swimming pool you will be guarded from disease because of liquid chlorine in the water: this is because Michael Faraday first liquefied chlorine. Faraday built the very first electric motor and later the first generator and transformer of electricity. This was to change long distance communication across the earth leading to the ability to talk to astronauts far out in space. His work on electromagnetism is included in Melvyn Braggs' book on 12 books that changed the World.
But Michael Faraday also suffered from a disorder known as dyslexia. This meant that he had difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. Faraday however, overcame this problem to become one of the greatest public lecturers in history. The interesting thing is that alongside all the amazing discoveries and brilliant experiments there was something more important in Michael's life. He deeply loved and followed the Lord Jesus. On one occasion after a brilliant public lecture he had given at the Royal Institution, the house "rocked" with enthusiastic applause. The Prince of Wales rose to congratulate the great Professor. The thunders of applause however, were followed by a strange silence. Everybody waited for Michael Faraday's reply, but the lecturer had vanished! Where was he? Faraday had slipped away to a prayer meeting.
Faraday believed that his great purpose in life was to read, as he put it, "the book of nature...written by the finger of God." Few people in history have read that book more accurately and applied it more helpfully. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Encourage your child to learn about George Whitefield, from his early beginnings as a hopeful actor in England through to his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts. A renowned Anglican preacher of the eighteenth century, Whitefield is most known for his foundation of the evangelical movement. Written with dialogue taken from direct quotes from Whitefield (in italics). Recommended for ages 8-14.
Hudson Taylor was a sickly child. He was often ill and had very poor eyesight. But God chose him to evangelize the Chinese. So at the age of 21 Hudson Taylor left the United Kingdom to sail half way round the world to China. Why did he do this? He did it to tell the Chinese people about the good news of Jesus Christ and to give them a message of hope. This story covers Hudson's childhood and traumatic teenage years as well as his life as a well-known pioneer missionary. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Billy Graham is one of the greatest evangelists of all time; discover what his life was like, his calling, and what made him so determined to give the glory to God in everything. 143 pages, softcover, with timeline.
Well educated and with a gift for writing, Hannah More was set to become one of the leading lights in the literary and artistic circles of the 1700s. Gradually, however, she realized that only Jesus Christ could bring her fulfillment. Hannah More is best known today for her penmanship but also for her defence of women's rights and her anti-slavery stance. Her life of would-be-fame was changed to a life of faith. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Charles Spurgeon was a simple country lad who went on to become one of the best known preachers in London, Europe and the world. Caught in a snowstorm one day when he was a teenager, he crept into the back of a church and the words "Look unto Jesus and be saved!" changed his whole life. Charles spoke words that touched the hearts of rich and poor alike. His fame became so widespread that it is reputed that even Queen Victoria went to hear one of his sermons. Charles was more concerned about the King of Kings - Jesus Christ. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
John Bunyan's life is an exciting one. He leaves the security of his father's workshop to join the Parliamentary troops fighting against King Charles. There is no way he is going to settle for a boring life. but over time the thirst for excitement is replaced with a longing for something more. A friend takes him aside in the heat of the battle and asks John if he has a faith-a real faith-a personal one. And for the first time John Bunyan hears about the only way to get to heaven, which is through the Lord Jesus Christ and his sacrifice on the cross. John knows he isn't good enough to get to heaven. But when he realizes that Jesus Christ is the only one who is good enough, the real excitement begins. Bunyan becomes a Pilgrim and his journey takes him through the Civil War and into other conflicts. A prison cell awaits him, but so do opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Recommended for ages 8-14.
'They plan to kill you all! You must get out!' With that warning John Paton and his friends grabbed what little possessions they had and fled into the jungle. The Warrior Chief of Tanna was taking revenge on the mission man who threatened his power and the hold he had over the ordinary men and women of the island. John has to run for his life! In the heat and humidity of the South Sea Island, John G Paton is far away from his Scottish home. And as he runs for his life he is thinking of rescue--rescue for himself from the dangers all around and a rescue for the thousands of South Sea Islanders who still don't know about Jesus Christ and the love of God.
Joni's story is not a story about a miraculous healing, it's not even a story about a tragic accident. It's a story of an ordinary girl who shows how God's power transforms lives. Healing may have been the amazing miracle that didn't happen but Joni's ongoing work with thousands of disabled people throughout the world is a miracle in itself. This biography for kids ages 9-14 will teach them the importance of making the best of even the most devastating situations.
Helen Roseveare qualified as a doctor, packed up her life in England and set off to be a missionary in the Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). She went there to set up hospitals and rural clinics and train national nurses to work in them. Her work often took Helen on long journeys through dense forests on roads that would make a fairground ride seem tame!
After Congo became an independent country Helen's service was interrupted by the Simba Rebellion, during which she was assaulted and held captive for several months.
After some time of recovery Helen went back to the renamed 'Zaire' to serve the Lord by working with people there. In the years that followed she established a nurses' training college in the hope that the nurses', midwives and health workers who trained there would spread out through the vast northeast region of the country, taking the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ with them.
Since returning to the UK, Helen has become well known as a conference speaker. Her experiences in Africa have been an encouragement to many and made her well known and loved throughout the world.
Learn about Lottie Moon (1840-1912), a Christian missionary in China, with this biography written specifically for children. Lottie Moon was a spirited, clever girl, known for pranks and mischief and a free spirit. She grew up in an affluent Southern family, who strongly believed in education for boys and girls. Lottie at an early age rejected her family's religious views, until a spiritual awakening when she was 18. This young girl gave her life to Christ and became a missionary in China, where she discovered her true calling. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Voice in the Dark: The Story of Richard Wurmbrand , Trail Blazers SeriesCatherine MackenzieChristian Focus / 1997 / Trade Paperback$6.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Richard Wurmbrand is a Romanian pastor who was imprisoned and tortured for his faith. This incredible story of one man's faith, despite horrific persecution, is unforgettable and will be an inspiration to all who read it. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Mary Slessor: Servant to the Slave , Trail Blazers SeriesCatherine MackenzieChristian Focus / 2001 / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Mary Slessor grew up in the slums of Dundee in the 1800's. Industry was booming but housing was substandard and life expectancy was low. Illness, disease and malnutrition killed many children before they reached the age of five. Mary was lucky--born into a poor family, abused by her father she was still alive. Dundee was Mary's training ground for a far fiercer battle. Mary left the shores of Scotland while only in her early twenties to immerse herself in reaching the lost tribes of Calibar in West Africa. Her preparation in the slums of Dundee was the key ingredient to her success on the mission field...that and her tireless trust and belief in her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He was the reason she was there. Calibar today still remembers Mary Slessor, affectionately known as "Ma", her influence on that area of Africa was astounding. Superstition demanded that families kill twin babies and murder slaves and women at funerals--the Lord Jesus Christ that Mary Slessor brought to these people set them free from all that. They were set free from the law of sin and death. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
Corrie Ten Boom: The Watchmaker's Daughter, Trail Blazers SeriesJean WatsonChristian Focus / 1998 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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This book is the true life story of one of the most amazing Christian women of the 20th century, Corrie ten Boom. Jean Watson tells us about the hardships and punishment she endured at the Nazi concentration camp, and about her astonishing courage and faith, and how she experienced God's love and help in unbearable situations. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
'Fire, fire!' the frantic shout echoed through the streets of a small Welsh village. As neighbors desperately organized fire fighting equipment, the Lloyd-Jones family slept, unaware that their home was about to go up in smoke. Martyn, aged ten, was snug in his bed but his life was in danger. What happened to Martyn? How did the fire affect him and his family? Christopher Catherwood tells you about the amazing life of his grandfather, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who trained as a doctor when he was just sixteen years old. Talented and successful, he was destined to become the Queen's Surgeon. However, he gave it all up to work for God. In this book you will find out why. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
One of the most prolific and talented hymn writers in the history of Christendom, Fanny Crosby has served millions with her music. This biography tells the tale of her life as a young, blind girl who eventually was able to use her gift to serve the church. 172 pages with "thinking further" questions. Softcover.
George Muller: The Children's Champion , Trail Blazers SeriesIrene HowatChristian Focus / 2001 / Mass Paperback$6.99 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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If you were an orphan in the city of Bristol around 1850 then life was hard but if you got a place in Ashley Down, one of George Muller's children's homes, the future was bright. At Ashley Down you were really looked after. It was like living in a big happy, loving family. George Muller was such a kind man and Asley Down was a brilliant place to be. Yet when George Muller was young, he was selfish and totally untrustworthy. Find out how God miraculously trasformed one young man's life from selfish and greedy to courageous and trustworthy. Recommended for ages 9 to 14.
John Welch: The Man Who Couldn't Be Stopped - eBookEthel BarretChristian Focus / 2008 / ePub$5.75 Retail:
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