Biographies

Biographies

Elisabeth Elliot
Remembering a Great Woman of God

by Leslie Ludythe setapartgirl Team

1926 - 2015The ministry of Set Apart Girl® has been greatly impacted by Elisabeth Elliot’s life.  We will dearly miss her.  As a tribute to this heroine of the faith, we’d like to share a few ways that Elisabeth Elliot’s example has inspired us each along the narrow way of the Cross. Her Influencefrom Leslie LudyI remember reading a book preface by Elisabeth El


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Catherine Booth
The Power of Relentless Spiritual Passion

by Leslie Ludy

Not long ago I gave a short exhortation about the importance of keeping prayer and time with God as one of the highest priorities in our lives—even if it means that we must get less sleep or skip certain social and leisure activities in order to do so. Many responded enthusiastically to this reminder, but some balked. One woman remarked,


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Gladys Aylward
The Power of Childlike Faith

by Leslie Ludy

God’s dreamers are always impractical—but in the end, some of their dreams come true.-Amy CarmichaelAbout seven years ago God gave my husband, Eric, and I the nudge to start a discipleship training college. But the idea was completely impractical.


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Heroes of the Faith

by Leslie Ludy

Few spiritual activities are more edifying to my soul than learning about heroes of the faith; reading the testimonies of men and women from generations past that “left it all on the field” for Jesus Christ, often at the cost of their comforts, homes, reputations, and very lives.


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Esther Ahn Kim
The Power of Suffering Well for Christ

by Leslie Ludy

Korea 1929Esther Ahn Kim walked slowly up the hill to the shrine, with her students following silently behind her. The young teacher knew that when she arrived at the place of worship she would be forced to make a life-altering choice.


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Corrie ten Boom
The Power of Forgiveness

by Leslie Ludy

Corrie ten Boom lay quietly on the hard wooden plank, covered with filthy, flea-infested straw, fighting back waves of nausea and claustrophobia. She lifted a weak hand to her feverish face.


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The Story of Elizabeth Fry
The Power of a Poured-Out Life

by Leslie Ludy

“In 1813 a tall, slender Quaker woman named Elizabeth Fry went to the governor of Newgate Prison in London and asked, ‘Sir, if thee kindly allows me to pray with the women, I will go inside.’  Permission was granted and when the prison doors closed behind her, she felt she had entered a den of wild beasts.  Three hundred women with their numerous children were crowded i