Biographies of Single Christians
Amy Carmichael was an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as “Amma,” or “mother,” as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for children. Amy was a single woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve Jesus. Elisabeth Elliot challengers her readers to a deeper commitment to the Lord through this compelling biography of her life.
The New York Times bestselling account of a courageous eighteen-year-old who gave up the comforts of home to become the adoptive mother to thirteen girls in Uganda, Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love. You’ll laugh and cry with her as she follows Jesus into the impossible. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time. A charismatic and articulate young woman, Katie is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them about Jesus.
Rich Mullins was more than a musician. He was a poet and thinker who left behind a timeless legacy. As a columnist for Release magazine for nearly six years, Rich shared his musings on faith and life, conveying the wonder and awesomeness of his God with the same depth and simplicity that characterized his music. The World As I Remember It is a collection of these personal writings, complemented by striking photography and some of Rich’s most memorable quotations. Here you’ll find a treasury of Rich’s engaging, intimate reflections on faith and life. Revealing the spiritual meaning behind the simplest events, Rich muses about subjects ranging from fear to contentment, childlikeness to emptiness, from war to music. This one-of-a-kind collection will be cherished not only by his fans, but by anyone who appreciates fresh, deep spiritual nourishment.
Rich had a way with words, and a collection of his writings seems an appropriate tribute to a man who has been referred to as “the greatest songwriter of our time.”
During his life, Rich Mullins challenged the sensibilities of what it means to follow Jesus in today’s world, and now in his death challenges all to build upon his legacy of joy, compassion, brokenness, unblinking honesty, and wonder of an Awesome God. Author James Bryan Smith describes this book as a “devotional biography,” giving readers an insight into Rich’s life, but more importantly, allowing the readers to learn what was most important to Rich – urging people to draw near to God.
Ragamuffin is a movie based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.
John Stott has been a giant on the landscape of the worldwide church for more than half a century. One of the outstanding gifts that God gave to John Stott was an incredible capacity for friendship. Never did the word single seem less appropriate than for this lifelong bachelor. Portraits of a Radical Disciple contains almost three dozen accounts of this radical disciple of Jesus by his friends, relatives, coworkers, and worldwide partners in the gospel, and in them we see portions of his life and personality that many have not. We see the small acts of kindness and service he performed, such as regularly emptying wastebaskets and taking hours to find the old, toothless mother of a priest in India. We see the range of his interests, from Woody Allen movies to chocolate. And we see a poignant portrait of Stott as he continues to follow Christ in the midst of age and physical decline.