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"Christian Heroes: Then & Now have set a new standard of quality in Christian biography. These thrilling true adventures are the best-written biographies for ages 10 and up! Driven by love, sustained by faith and determination, this young woman from Northern Ireland defied the cruel barriers of India's caste system (1867-1951)....

Title : Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems
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ISBN : 9781576580189
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Number of Pages : 203 Pages
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Amy Carmichael: Rescuer of Precious Gems Reviews

  • Keely
    2019-03-01 12:10

    'Amy Carmichael stood on the deck of the steamer, waving goodbye once again to her old friend Robert Wilson. How could she have known she would never see him or the British Isles again? Amy was certain God called her to India. Indeed! India would be her home for the rest of her life.' Amy Carmichael-a bright light for God, her love for the unwanted and outcast in India makes her quite an example for me. This book is very well written, starting in Amy's childhood all the way to her death. The author didn't have much dialogue in it to my disappointment. As I stopped after a few chapters, it turned the gears in my mind about questions concerning God. Even what the world thinks of us- should we care? Even though boys might consider this a 'girly book', I would recommend this book to everyone of all ages.

  • Christina Hufstetler
    2019-03-20 06:20

    This is a wonderful book. Amy Carmichael is a wonderful example to all women of what true faith looks like. I read this story with my 12 year old and she loved her also and talks about her like she is an old friend. Recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

  • Evalina
    2019-03-01 07:23

    Beautiful story of a woman who followed God and gave her trust to Him in the most uncertain of times. Her work was truly inspiring and a testament of God's providence in the christian life.

  • Anna
    2019-03-19 08:37

    A very good book about a very awesome lady.

  • Rhonnie
    2019-02-25 12:28

    Soon after I started reading this I saw that it was a YWAM Publishing book, which is awesome and I didn't know even existed. Also, the writing is VERY simple and basic, but serves to tell the story very well. The story of Amy Carmichael is another amazing testament of faith and God's provisions. So inspiring and beautiful. It stuns me in a way (but also is not really surprising at all) what Amy had to go through when she first arrived in India as a missionary -- that even the other Christians, the English, would still abide by England's Victorian practices, drinking tea in the highest comfort with Indian servants and adhering to the caste system themselves. Unbelievable, and yet this is exactly what happens in our world today, living under the standards of Man instead of seeing all people as God sees them. Also tragic what people living in India had to live with in regards to the strict caste system and still have to live with in regards to societal ideas and the fact that girls are nearly worthless. It's heartbreaking. This book gave me an even bigger heart for India, a place that has always been in the forefront for me. All followers of Christ should read stories like this lest we limit God on what He is capable of in our lives.

  • Esther Filbrun
    2019-03-07 06:30

    I loved Amy Carmichael’s story! I knew she was from Ireland, but hearing the different little tidbits of her early life—first, the family went from a life of upper-class richness to being too poor to go to finishing school. Then she had a call to do work for the Lord, and began working with the “shawlies”—young women who worked long hours in the factories. Later, she went for a brief stint of missionary work in Japan, and then became too sick to continue there. After that, she had to return to England to help an old friend, and had to recuperate from sickness herself. I never realized before how much sickness hindered her work—but despite that disability, she had an amazing drive and a beautiful vision to bless all those she met with Jesus’ love.There was a lot about her early life in this book, which I enjoyed immensely—often, we tend to hear the most about her time in India, and little about the rest of her life. I hadn’t realized before that she spent a while working in Japan before eventually being called to India, so that—along with the legacy she led and left behind her—was very encouraging for me. Highly recommend this biography.

  • Selkie Narwhal
    2019-03-21 13:30

    Summary: Amy grew up in a Presbyterian church in London but her father died and they lost their money. She and her brothers helped an elderly woman and heard a audible voice from God, while others from her church looked down upon them. She began a prayer and Bible reading group at church for younger kids and soon was also leading a class for homeless. She was inspired by a Keswick Gathering. She received a message from God to go to Japan and off she went on a missions trip. Her bad health brought her home. But soon she was off to India, sponsored by the Keswick Group, where she spent the rest of her life rescuing people from the evil Hindu caste system. Late in life, she fell and became bedridden but lived another 20 years.Bookmarks for Amy Carmichael (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)Ch 1: Amy is a leader and leads girls to break rules to watch starsCh2: Amy's father had financial troubles so kids had to come home. Father died. Amy had to take over roles.Chapter 3 09:05 Morning Watch Club: pledge praying n reading bible. Discuss how well they were doing.Chapter 3 17:17 KeswickChapter 4 08:23 God provides for hallChapter 4 13:33 Leave for EnglandChapter 5 03:40 Bible studies n prayerChapter 5 04:50 W Hudson Taylor to run Keswick meetingChapter 5 07:14 Chairman of Keswick. Hudson Taylor n George MuellerChapter 5 08:48 His two sons wanted it to be a man's place. Father treated her as daughterChapter 5 10:22 She was asked to lead the sons meetingsChapter 5 11:09 Hudson Taylor sd 4,000 die every hrChapter 5 11:51 Jan 1892, voice sd "go ye"Chapter 5 14:28 No one wanted her to goChapter 5 17:37 Dr denied her. She didn't understand what went wrong. Didn't give up.Chapter 6 00:16 Amy felt call to Japan. Barclay Buckson of COE from Japanese Evangelistic Band.Chapter 6 03:15 Boat away. Keswick hymnsChapter 7 00:15 1893 Christians don't love one anotherChapter 7 06:22 God is love. Written down kimonoChapter 7 07:33 Told little girl God loves her. Buddhism many GodsChapter 7 08:36 Amy liked pictures of JesusChapter 7 08:56 No more pictures of Jesus cuz otherwise God would be shown to them like BuddhistsChapter 7 10:15 Meet missionariesChapter 7 10:29 Longed for a husbandChapter 7 12:41 Amy thot God promised 1 convert. Got one. Next 2 converts. 2.Chapter 7 13:49 God promised 4 convertsChapter 7 14:38 Chapter 7 14:43 Made Buddhists to burn idols. No one interestedChapter 7 17:10 Amy was sure there was to b 4Chapter 7 17:35 Wife came bk unexpectedly n now 4 convertsChapter 7 18:02 God promised 8 convertsChapter 7 18:28 Told her not to gv numbers. There were 8.Chapter 7 19:07 God stopped promising numbersChapter 7 19:30 Exhausted a full week after visitsChapter 8 01:42 church service n spokeChapter 8 11:41 Keswick sponsored herChapter 8 11:56 She sailed to India for rest of lifeChapter 9 02:24 Rich in IndiaChapter 9 05:36 Thomas sold to IndiaChapter 10 14:46 Hindus hunted attacked n sued for everyone who converted.Chapter 10 16:05 Indians ostracized themChapter 10 16:56 Papamow faked Christianity so could marry boyfriend in another cast. Told father to come get his daughter. Left her at Papamow's door. Sued kidnapping.Chapter 11 01:11 Girls married by 16 or younger. Men had total control. Women had no freedom to travelChapter 11 02:45 British was to show they were better than IndianChapter 11 11:22 Women wore ALL their jewelry to show wealth n robbersChapter 11 14:40 Education rare among women at the timeChapter 11 15:44 Temple prostitute got free educationChapter 11 18:38 No jewelry made u look like an untouchableChapter 12 00:45 1895 no one broke caste. Kept Hindu practices. Girls kept home n not allowed out.Chapter 12 03:06 Stepped over motherChapter 12 03:30 Came to Christians n Amy let her inChapter 12 05:00 Men burned the school n principals house n drove them out of town.Chapter 12 09:11 Children drugged; beaten; tied up; hot peppers ground in kids' eyes; Araly returned n arrived sick. Father came to take her home. Amy loved her more than anyone at home, father saw.Chapter 12 12:15 Keswick supported her stillChapter 12 12:48 India book, Things As They Are. Too depressingChapter 12 14:10 Father asked for her again n againChapter 12 17:25 No doctor for boy cuz had to keep casteChapter 12 19:07 Womengot Thing As They Are was publishedChapter 13 01:55 Mother gv 7 yr daughter to Hindu temple prostitutes for gods favor. They burned her hands w hot iron. They sd she would be married to gods.Chapter 13 04:03 Prina looked for child stealing AmahChapter 13 06:34 Amy had been gone for over a year. Servant of Jesus wanted to send her temple so wouldn't be killed. Prima threw her arms around Amy.Chapter 13 08:16 Prina refused to go bk to temple. Finally temple women left. Mother never came to make her go to the temple.Chapter 13 09:32 To a Hindu make the point of no return and to permanently broken caste.Chapter 13 11:25 Riot broke n beat driver, hit Walker w rocks. Children disappearedChapter 13 12:07 A man standing. Son of village elder. Crowd obeyed. A man let the children go. Ire Walker got them n all left the village.Chapter 13 13:39 For father to gv permission to be baptized meant he washed his hands of daughter n to ever talk again would b to break caste. Girls not valued in Hindu societyChapter 14 01:37 Arulai had Typhoid FeverChapter 14 08:08 Reneas educate women. Christians beaten n starved to death. Made Villages of Refugge.Chapter 15 00:34 Babies given to templeChapter 16 10:01 1911Chapter 18 06:51 Gold Cord bookChapter 18 07:02 13 more books Plower UnderChapter 18 09:14 WW2Chapter 18 09:26 Rice 9xs priceChapter 18 10:47 Pakistan split off India for MuslimsChapter 18 12:09 1951 died

  • Priscilla Walton
    2019-03-01 06:23

    Amy is the image of putting faith in God and letting him give them all their needs.i wish we all would have that faith like Amy. She was a Godsend to many girls and for history to look at what women went through. And she had the gift of listening to God voice and going where he asks her to go or do.shes brave to go to a place where it seems impossible to make a difference.she had the faith to do stuff even if it meant losing her own life. Trust and faith is what I describe Amy carminchael.

  • Amy Welty
    2019-02-23 12:29

    Great read, a story of a beautiful faith-filled lifeI've wanted to read this book for a long time now and finally have. It's a beautiful story of a faith-filled life! Oh that we would have more Amy Carmichael in the world today! I recommend this book for anyone but particularly for young people.

  • Mary
    2019-02-23 06:25

    This was our first Christian Heroes book and I must say, I was quite enthralled, intrigued and all together challenged in a good way. Amy Carmichael was inspiring! We actually listened to it on audiobook, when running to homeschool co-op. It was a great tie into our study of India. I will be purchasing more to read/listen to.

  • Chan-joo Moon
    2019-03-02 10:08

    Powerful testimony of a woman who dedicated her life to serving the people of India. She went through severe hardships but experienced the power of God and was a blessing to those around her. Four stars because the writing seems to be for a relatively young audience. I felt like I wanted something with more depth.

  • BDC
    2019-03-22 09:35

    Excellent young reader. I enjoyed introducing my daughter to the life of a brave, selfless, strong and faithful woman. Because of the nature of the story they mention girls being temple prostitutes. You may need to think beforehand what to explain. I substituted the word 'worker' since we aren't quite ready for that conversation.

  • Avery
    2019-02-27 08:17

    I think the book was very interesting, and showed a lot about indian culture. I think it is a very good book for kids around 5+, extremely detailed and showed the the conditions of everyday life during the late 1800's through WWII. I very much recommend this book and others in the "Christian heros: then and now" series.

  • Shanna
    2019-03-19 06:35

    I bought a couple of these primarily for my daughter to read, but these little books are great for all ages. I can see myself reading the whole series for myself. They are well written and easy to read.

  • Traver Freeman
    2019-03-25 14:09

    Fascinating story. It's a great read for any Christian.

  • Hannah V
    2019-03-16 09:31

    The story of Amy Carmichael was so awe inspiring and humbling! It makes me want to do more with my life.

  • Lea Peters
    2019-03-24 07:21

    A beautiful life lived for GodThe life story of Amy Carmichael can encourage anyone who has ever been told, “You don’t qualify.” Amy was rejected by missions agencies for a variety of reasons but she kept going. God used her to rescue countless children from temple sacrifice - all because she refused to be told “no.” Highly recommended.

  • Laura
    2019-03-13 07:07

    This is an amazing mission story about the importance of always following God. The path He has laid out for us may not look like the one we have in mind, but it is far sweeter than we could imagine. The writing here was much better than I hoped for and I found this book difficult to put down. We will be adding it (and probably many more in this series) to our family library. Amy Carmichael always wanted to do the right thing by God and was frustrated when those who called themselves Christians seemed to be more concerned with the ways, customs and opinions of man. She was a hard worker and worked herself into a sickness that would plague her for her entire life. Yet, God used this to direct her to the exact work in the exact place He needed her - which was a far cry from the traveling Japanese evangelist Amy had in mind. Her work saved the lives of hundreds of Indian children. My only wish would be that this book had an epilogue summing up Amy's work, life and contribution, but Amy would likely chose to have it just as it was.

  • Matthias
    2019-03-11 12:12

    The book “Amy Carmichael Rescuer of Precious Gems” was written by Janet and Geoff Benge, and was published by YWAM publishing in Seattle Washington US. It is the tenth printing and was printed in 2014. The book is one in the series “ Christian Heroes: Then and Now”. The true story about Amy Carmichael is fascinating, because she depended so much on God in prayer and she was a tool in Gods hands to work with the Hindus. The book is easy to read and written very clear, however the simple language carries enormous meaning. It is a great book for anyone who is interested in missionary work and wants to know “Things the way they are”, but also for anyone to be educated about the life in other countries. Amy was yet one of the few people in this world, that showed through their life the meaning of Christianity, what it really is and what it means to devote your life to God. She set a great example that many could learn from.

  • Cathy
    2019-03-03 11:23

    My 6th grader read this for a book report, and I read it after her. She has already read and enjoyed the Gladys Aylward book in this series. Amy's story was told in an interesting and understandable way, and my daughter said that the suffering for Jesus was horrible, like the people who had pepper ground into their eyes. It makes us appreciate the freedoms we have here. I thought that the following passage was very convicting, "Amy wasn't a person who believed any help was better than no help. Some people offered to help her because they felt sorry for the shawlies. They wouldn't do. Others offered to help because they felt a need in their lives to do a little charity work. They wouldn't do, either. Amy turned away more help than she accepted. She allowed only those people to help her who would serve the shawlies out of dedication to God."

  • Larisha
    2019-03-24 09:11

    Amy Carmichael had a huge heart for God's calling for her and for her Father, God. She cared for many children and as God led her she rescued them from a life of being destined to temple prostitution.This book shares the many ways God used Amy to reach people who desperately needed to know the freedom of Christ!!Our family has found this series to be wonderful--simple, informative, and perfect for sharing with the family. It is great storytelling for all ages. Amy Carmichael's life has been revealed simply yet with enough depth to satisfy everyone who delights in learning about the lives of missionaries in our world.

  • Amber
    2019-03-24 14:32

    This is the story of a woman who made India her home. She spent time with the people and encouraged education among all children, but especially girls since they were not able to participate. The culture and practices in this area in India are greatly described. Amy Carmichael built an orphanage for these girls who needed an escape from temple prostitution. I believe that children should know what a gift education truly is and how these young girls had to sacrifice their families in order to obtain it. I also think teachers will be inspired in this woman's stories despite the times she had been turned down to serve these people as well as the attempts to close her orphanage.

  • Mikayla
    2019-03-04 13:23

    Amy Carmichael has been one of my heroes since I first read a book on her about five years ago. Amy was by no means perfect. She had some major flaws, just like we all do. But Amy had a mission in life, and she was wholly dedicated to letting God work through her to achieve great things. One thing I always loved about Amy Carmichael was that she never seemed to lose her childlike faith. She still had trouble understanding how Christians sometimes didn't love other christians, and why they wouldn't help some people. Amy loved the Lord with all her heart and thats what makes her life so amazing.

  • Margaret
    2019-02-28 07:16

    The book is an easy and exciting read. Can't stop once started.-God knew Amy and had a wonderful plan for her life in India.-She obeyed God with abandonment w/o sacrificing her own personality.-She's non-traditional being mischievous and all.-She asked God if she should marry or not and He answered for her to stay single and gave her peace about it.-She was concerned about not having children and being lonely but God gave her so many spiritual children!-God is faithful as she also did not announce her needs but He answered regardless.-She is a female writer and had a lively way of writing although I haven't had a chance to read her writings.

  • Leslie
    2019-03-04 13:24

    Es una biografía. Nunca leo biografías.Está serenamente redactada, puede uno disfrutar la lectura sumergiendose en el personaje histórico y sus sentimientos como en cualquier personaje ficticio: con la gran impresión de haber tomado decisiones tan valientes y desinteresadas EN REALIDAD. Gracias a que Amy Carmicheal escribió tantos libros seguro los autores pueden dar fe de los sentimientos que interpretan. Es maravilloso poder conocer la vida de una persona tan ejemplar. Gracias a Dios por la vida de ella y de los cambios que provocó en los corazones de tantas personas en la India.

  • Shantelle
    2019-02-23 13:30

    I reluctantly started to read this book as part of school... and found myself enjoying it from time to time. I had heard of Amy Carmichael before, but had never really went into her story. It was interesting to be sure, lovely too, :)The beginning of this book had a slow start, but did liven up at some point. Amy's times in India were pretty amazing, the children she took in so sweet, even with their sad stories! I'm happy I read this book after all, :) A great testimony.I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Amy Carmichael, missionaries, or Christian heroines, :)

  • NaomiRuth
    2019-03-04 07:33

    I don't remember much about this book because it was ages ago that I read it, but I do remember that I have never liked non-fiction books, or hardly ever anyway. And I really enjoyed this one. Someone just came into where I worked and bought it and I was so excited. I think I will always remember the opening sequence. IF you're interested at all, I think you should read this book. It's a good one.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-04 12:32

    This is a wonderful book about the experience of Amy Carmichael in India. Amy wanted to be a missionary in China at first, but was assigned to India. Through her faithfulness and obedience, she loved and impacted a lot of Indian women and children. This is a very encouraging story and good demonstration of God's faithfulness. I really enjoyed learning about Amy and reading about her journey with God.

  • Sofia
    2019-03-04 13:08

    Wow este libro ha sido toda una inspiración. Nunca había leído sobre misioneros en India, y fue impresionante. No pensé cuán duro podría ser llevar a cabo el trabajo que Dios te encomendó, pero sin duda Amy es un modelo a seguir. Servicio, amor y obediencia son tres palabras que hay que resaltar en esta historia tan magnífica. Super recomendable

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-24 13:13

    I believe the authors took some license with this story and colored it with their own brand of theology. Lots of emotionalism and questionable mystical accounts. I would like to read a biography of Amy Carmichael from a reliable author. Those issues aside, it was a great story.