Until the Day Breaks

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Patricia St. John

This is a great read about the life and work of Lilias Trotter.  She led an amazing life as a missionary to Algiers in the late 1800s and into the early 1900s.  She never married, but was married to bringing Christ to the lost.  The work and dedication of this woman was amazing.  She committed her life to these people and loved them fiercely.

Life of a missionary is never easy, but as a single woman in the 1800s even more so!  She led a very simple life.  A life full of hard work and sacrifice.  The other two women that she served with were dedicated and sold out for Christ.  It is also neat to see how Lilias’ faith grew and deepened and her dependence on Him and trust in His provision grew as the years passed.

I found this book very interesting and humbling.  I have such an easy and plush life compared to so many.  I’m so privileged and so comfortable.  I need to read more books like this to help me not to drift towards self pity and laziness.  Also, it was such an inspiration and faith builder to see how God led her and met her every need.  I want to grow in my relationship with Christ in the same way.  To be able to have complete, sold out, 100% faith in her Savior, knowing that she had a faithful leader and friend.

This book definitely isn’t for everyone, but it was immensely beneficial to my soul.

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