Summer Book Club
Join the women’s ministry of All Saints Summer Book Club!
We will be reading “ A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter” by Miriam Huffman Rockness
Cost (includes a copy of the book) is $20. Please Register HERE to participate.
Dates we will meet:
May 22, 7:00 - 8:30pm – Book Club launch/fellowship
June 26, 7:00 - 8:30pm – Ch. 1-8
July 24, 7:00 - 8:30pm – Ch. 9 - 16
August 14, 7:00 - 8:30pm – Ch. 17 -26; We’ll watch Many Beautiful Things – a lovely documentary about Lilias’ life, and wrap up!
“This is the story of the woman whose life of faith and devotion inspired the hymn "Turn your Eyes Upon Jesus". Although art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed Lilas Trotter's potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, her devotion to Christ compelled her to abandon the life of art, privilege and leisure she could have enjoyed.
Without knowing the language and without the sponsorship of any organization, Lilias left her London home of comfort for a modest dwelling in Algeria, where her love of literature and art became dynamic tools for evangelism, and where her compassionate heart captured the hearts of the people. For forty years, despite frail health and many obstacles, Lilias devoted herself to missionary service among the people of Algeria through her lifestyle of love and encouragement.
"(Christians') works do follow them." wrote Lilias. In writing of this truth, she prophetically supplied a perspective of her own legacy--and the legacy of all who invest in the kingdom of God.”
Questions? Email Shireen