Austin, Lucy S. R.
Be Inspired by a Woman who Dared to Follow God
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 mortal 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 Christians everywhere. We resonate with her desires and dreams, her 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,” write Elliot. “She showed me the shape of godliness.”
A Chance to Die is the life story of Amy Carmichael. In this reverent biography, Elisabeth Elliot brings ‘Amma’ to life, providing a compelling, unforgettable narrative that will provoke you to examine the depths of your own faith and encourage you to reaffirm your life and commitment to Christ.
Elisabeth Elliot (born December 21, 1926) is a Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Auca of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand. Elliot toured the country, sharing her knowledge and experience, well into her seventies.