Item description for Candles In The Dark by Amy Carmichael...
Overview For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1951, Amy Carmichael was confined to her room, in constant pain. During this time she kept in touch with colleagues and friends through a flood of personal letters in which she shared the riches of her spiritual experience, offering encouragement, hope, consolation and occasionally reproof. Never intended for publication, these letters, written to specific individuals on particular occasions, have a wider message which may now for the first time be shared by readers of these selected extracts.
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Studio: Christian Literature Crusade
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.14" Width: 4.28" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1982
Publisher CLC MINISTRIES INTNL. #91
ISBN 0875080855 ISBN13 9780875080857
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More About Amy Carmichael
Amy Carmichael (1867- 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She was born in the small village of Millisle in Northern Ireland to devout Presbyterians, David and Catherine Carmichael and was the oldest of seven children. After her father's death, she was adopted and tutored by Robert Wilson, cofounder of the Keswick Convention. In many ways she was an unlikely candidate for missionary work. She suffered neuralgia, a disease of the nerves that made her whole body weak and achy and often put her in bed for weeks on end. It was at the Keswick Convention of 1887 that she heard Hudson Taylor speak about missionary life. Soon afterward, she became convinced of her calling to the same labour. Initially Amy travelled to Japan for fifteen months, but she later found her lifelong vocation in India. She was commissioned by the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society. Much of her work was with young ladies, some of whom were saved from forced prostitution. The organization she founded was known as the Dohnavur Fellowship. Dohnavur is situated in Tamil Nadu, just thirty miles from the southern tip of India. Under her loving guidance, the fellowship would become a place of sanctuary for more than one thousand children who would otherwise have faced a bleak future. In an effort to respect Indian culture, members of the organization wore Indian dress and the children were given Indian names. She herself dressed in Indian clothes, dyed her skin with coffee, and often travelled long distances on India's hot, dusty roads to save just one child from suffering. In 1931, Carmichael was badly injured in a fall, which left her bedridden much of the time until her death. Amy Carmichael died in India in 1951 at the age of 83. She asked that no stone be put over her grave; instead, the children she had cared for put a bird bath over it with the single inscription "Amma," which means mother in the Tamil. Amy Carmichael's work also extended to the printed page. She was a prolific writer, producing thirty-five published books including His Thoughts Said . . . His Father Said (1951), If (1953), and Edges of His Ways (1955). Best known, perhaps, is an early historical account, Things as They Are: Mission Work in Southern India (1903).
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Excellent Christian reading Dec 16, 2006
I've had this book for almost 20 years and it continues to be one of my favorite bedside books. I have parts of it memorized from so much reading, which has been a blessing to me over and over again. Her words are comforting and encouraging. Her heart is a wonderful model of God's grace. I have given this book as gifts and highly recommend it.
Candles In The Dark is a book for all Christian Libraries. Sep 23, 1997
Candles In The Dark contains brief scripture and devotional reading designed to give comfort and inspire compassion. Full of uplifting and positive thought, the book gives inspiration to people in all walks of life, and undergoing different challenges of faith. I find it hard to keep a copy of it on my shelf; I am more likely to give it away to someone in need of God's comfort. It seems to serve its purpose best in the hands of the broken hearted. Order two.