D.L. Moody's reaction was quick and to the point. "No! A thousand times, no! I have no intentions of standing off here in New York City and approving something I know so little about. But I'll think it over, Emeline. Then one of these days, I'll come out to Chicago and we can talk some more about it."
Moody's inital reaction to that "something" was to change through God's leading. That "something" is now the world-renowned Moody Bible Institute, which trains hundreds of men and women each year to understand and use the Scriptures.
D.L. Moody dared to take up a challenge and see what God could do with a life totally committed to Him. Here is the story of the greatest American evangelist of the 1800s and the founder of the Moody Bible Institute.
3) "Through Gates of Splendor" - Elisabeth Elliot, Paperback, 272 pgs.
In January 1956, a tragic story flooded headlines around the world. Five men, spurred by a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ, ventured deep into the jungles of Ecuador. Their goal: to make contact with an isolated tribe whose previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers.
At an agreed-upon time, their five young wives sat by their radios, waiting for a message that never came...
Through Gates of Splendor, the story of Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Jim Elliot, was first recorded in 1956 by Jim's widow, Elisabeth. Decades later, its story of unconditional love and complete obedience to God still inspires new readers. This edition contains subsequent developmetns in the lives of the families and the Waodani tribe.
Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that decision.
"If You will prove to me that You are, and if You will give me peace, I will give You my whole life."
God heard Isobel's prayers. He reached out to her, ending years of searching. Her response was to dedicate her life, along with her husband, to missionary service in China.
5) "The Swiss Family Robinson" - Johann Wyss, Hardcover, 328 pgs.
Left behind when the other passengers on their sinking ship flee in lifeboats, the Robinson family is faced with the challenge of surviving on their own on an unknown desert island. Join Mr. and Mrs. Robinson and their sons, Fritz, Ernest, Jack, and Francis, as they explore the island, discover new foods, and even tame an ostrich. Each day brings new adventures, but they learn not only to survive, but also to enjoy their new home.