Chance to Die

Chance to Die

The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

by Elisabeth Elliot
Publisher: Revell Publishing
Trade Paperback, 383 pages
Price: $22.99

Historical Setting: England, India, 1867-1951 A.D.

Amy Carmichael understood true discipleship and lived it out. At a very young age, she felt called to the mission field, followed God's guidance, and eventually went to India, where she would spend fifty-three years without furlough. While there, Amy founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for children in moral danger—children who were orphaned or unwanted and sold to the temple. Amy became a mother for these children, and so they called her "Amma."

Even today, Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all of us who claim the name of Christ. We resonate with her desires and dreams, faults and fears, her dedication and service. For former missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot, Amy became a role model. "She was my first spiritual mother," writes Elliot. "She showed me the shape of godliness."

A Chance to Die is the life story of Amy Carmichael, a woman who gave up her life unconditionally to serve her Master. In this reverent biography, Elisabeth Elliot brings "Amma" to life, providing a compelling, unforgettable story that will provoke you to examine the depths of your own faith and encourage you to reaffirm your life and commitment to Christ.

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Summary: A spiritual biography of Amy Carmichael, who gave up her own life in order to take the Gospel and rescue endangered children in India.

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