Amy Carmichael left everything to become a missionary in India. But then seven-year-old Preena, fleeing sexual slavery, threw herself on the newcomer’s protection. Could Carmichael relinquish a religious vocation to become a “nursemaid”? A picture of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet came to her mind, and “the question answered itself and was not asked again.” Joined by a growing team of Indian women, Carmichael founded Dohnavur, a community of households that has provided family for hundreds of girls who might otherwise have been sold into prostitution.
A modern-day saint, Amy Carmichael has inspired generations of missionaries and activists. The practical wisdom in these selections, taken from her many books, confirms her as a trustworthy spiritual guide for anyone honestly seeking to follow God’s path.
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Table of Contents
Who Was Amy Carmichael? Carolyn Kurtz vii
Reading Amy Carmichael Today Katelyn Beaty xxvii
1 Nothing Kept Back 1
2 Always a Soldier 10
3 Prayer Hunger 28
4 Your Chief Love and Friend 39
5 Forget Yourself in Serving Others 53
6 Poetry of Childhood 69
7 Embracing God's Will 87