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Christian Heroines: Just Like You (Mackenzie)

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"When writing summaries of these women's lives I wanted to give other young women the opportunity to put themselves in a heroine's shoes - to see if they'd fit as it were. Because these heroines were just like us... what makes them special is God and his purposes. Who knows what God has planned for our lives? It could easily be persecution like it was for Blandina or the Two Margarets - it could be fearlessly standing up for the truth like Elizabeth Welch. Or it could be a more anonymous testimony to God's strength and faithfulness in our lives... where only our Lord and Saviour witnesses the sacrifices we make for him." - Catherine MacKenzie ~ Author and CF4K Editor

Blandina, Perpetua of Carthage, Felicity, Anne Askew, Joyce Lewes, Joane Waste, Maria de Bohorques, Alice Bendon, Prest's wife, Helen Stark, Elizabeth Welch, Marion Fairlie, Isabel Alison, Marion Hervey, Margaret Wilson, Elizabeth Gaunt, Marie Durand, Ann Haseltine Judson, Marrianna Slocum, Corrie Ten Boom, Betty Stam. It covers from the early church to the reformation to the covenanters to Modern day missionaries and Christians.With the names of these twenty-one heroines you can go through history and see how women made made a difference in their world and in church. From the slave girl Blandina through to the young mother Betty Stam, we discover the women who faced their struggles with strength - the strength of God.

Many of these women made sacrifices for their faith. They endured the pain and suffering in order to give glory to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They had real faith - a faith with muscle. There were tortures and imprisonments, executions and separations from husbands and family. Lonely nights and heartache were a reality but so is God and the knowledge that nothing that can separate us from the love of God.

Table of Contents:

Just Like Me and You?

The Early Church


Perpetua of Carthage


The Reformation

Anne Askew

Joyce Lewes

Joane Waste

Maria de Bohorques

Alice Benden

Prest’s Wife

Helen Stark

The Covenanters

Elizabeth Welch

Marion Fairlie

Isabel Alison

Marion Hervey

Margaret Wilson

Elizabeth Gaunt

Marie Durand

Modern Missionaries and Christians

Ann Hasseltine Judson

Marianna Slocum

Betty Stam

Corrie ten Boom

Just Like Me and You!



Catherine Mackenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews – a perfect practice audience!