Lilias Trotter Daring in the Desert by Irene Howat
  

Lilias Trotter Daring in the Desert

Written by Irene Howat
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Part of the Trailblazers Series

Synopsis

Lilias Trotter Daring in the Desert by Irene Howat

'You could become the greatest living painter. Your paintings would be treasured for ever.' Those were the words Lilias Trotter heard from John Ruskin, one of the world's most established art critics. She had to make a choice between her talent and her calling. Both were gifts from God. In May 1879 Lilias knew what she should do. God's work for Lilias was in the desert land of Algeria. Palm trees and camels replaced lampposts and horse drawn carriages. The desert was her home, its people her friends and its Creator her reason for life.

Reviews

It is a story worth telling and a story well told. It has been told in other places but I particularly like the way this account draws on and describes Lilias's own sketches and comments to enable the young reader to consider how it was for her. We learn not just of her background and historical context, in addition to her exploits which were incredibly courageous, but also of her attitude, which was that of Christ Jesus.--Evangelicals Now (09/29/2016) You sometimes read or hear about people who give up something attractive and lucrative for the sake of pursuing their dream. Most worldly success is gained at some sacrificial cost. But the stories about those who pursue treasure in heaven are the most inspiring to the Christian reader. And for this reason I commend 'Daring in the Desert

'Trailblazer'

.--Ann Benton, Evangelicals Now

About the Author

Irene Howat is an award-winning author and a talented artist in Ayrshire, Scotland. She is married to a retired minister and they have a grown family. She especially enjoys receiving letters from her readers and replies to all of them. Check out her new stories at www.story-a-month-club.org.uk.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 14 years

Author

Irene Howat
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Publisher

Christian Focus 4Kids an imprint of Christian Focus Publications Ltd

Publication date

20th July 2016

ISBN

9781781917770


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