American Trailblazers (Trailblazers Box Set Collection)
This boxed book set includes the following books: Betty Green: Courage Has Wings, Lottie Moon: Changing China for Christ, Jim Eliot: He is No Fool, Elisabeth Eliot: Do the Next Thing, and D.L Moody: One Devoted Man.
It is quite obvious that the USA has produced some incredible human beings who have in their own way, changed, or affected the world. Well, this is also true when it comes to Christianity. Here are five very different people who in their own way, left their mark, not only on America but the world.
With a passion to reach the Ecuadorian Auca Indians, an indigenous tribe considered dangerous to outsiders back in 1950, a small team, starting slowly with gift parcels, then meeting with one or two, ended up being murdered by those they were trying to reach. Just when it looked like it was all over, it is hard to believe what happened next.
We then learn about a woman who was to become a respected author and speaker, and was married to one of the team above, but was in no way in his shadow. In fact, she was to see and be involved in what came about because of their deaths, and it was, and still is, amazing.
Then we find out about a young woman who, inspired by the early aviators, became a pilot, and served during WW2, along with many unsung heroines, ferrying planes and supplies around the country to help the war effort. She would eventually go on to help found what would become Missionary Aviation Fellowship, an incredible organisation to this day.
There are many evangelists in the world today – why not discover if one from the past was very different, especially one whose name is on many Christian organisations to this day.
Lastly, we learn about a very educated and privileged young woman from the 19th century who felt called to China for most of her life. There is an annual offering for missions each year in her name, which has so far raised 1.5 billion dollars!
Explore the lives of these Americans who certainly left their Christian mark on our world.
You Will Meet…
Jim Elliot – He forfeited his own life to bring the good news to the Auca Indians. Read the story of Jim’s love for a fighting people and his fight for a loving God.
Elisabeth Elliot – From the jungles of the Amazon, to the lecture halls and radio shows of the culture wars, Elisabeth was a vibrant role model for godly women all over the world.
Betty Greene – Betty Greene was one of the early women pilots. After WWII, Betty helped to set up an organisation that used planes to help mission work – and she was its first pilot.
D. L. Moody – D. L. Moody was the outstanding evangelist of his time – in his pioneering endeavour and fervour Moody has become an enduring figure of stature and inspiration.
Lottie Moon – Lottie Moon was a dark–eyed, raven–haired mischief at school. Yet she went to China as a missionary to share the good news of Jesus with thousands of people.
These trailblazer books come in a collection featuring Christian leaders from all different walks of life. This is an excellent series for young readers written by a mélange of authors. Readers will be encouraged and their faith strengthened as they learn about the lives of writers, missionaries, activists, evangelists, and every day heroes who led extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ. Also included are a few thought provoking questions so readers can apply the story's lessons to their own lives. Each person's timeline is also included. These sets would make excellent gifts for young readers and adults alike as they read about men and women displaying the love of Christ. ~ Gina
This series captures the hearts of men and women who loved God above all else. Each book details the life of a missionary or other worker for God from their childhood all the way through their deaths. Their stories are told in a straightforward yet interesting way, providing readers with inspirational, true stories of men and women who served God. The books are digest-sized and around 150 pages in length (my two sample copies are 141 and 175 pages), divided into fairly short chapters for easy reading. - Melissa