These are the stories of five ordinary women—Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare—who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things for his kingdom. Noël Piper holds up their lives and deeds as examples of what it means to be truly faithful. Learning about these women will challenge readers to make a difference for Christ in their families, in the church, and throughout the world. “A fine work of drawing the reader into the historical and spiritual life of these early pioneer missionaries. Well worth reading as a family.” —Lars and Elisabeth Gren (Elliot) “Noël Piper tells the stories of five women whose lives declare something we have almost forgotten—what it means to be a Christian. May the influence of this book cause that awareness to burn brightly again in our generation!” —Ray and Jani Ortlund, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn.
Noël Piper and her husband, John, have ministered since 1980 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have five sons and a daughter. Noël grew up in Georgia and is a graduate of Wheaton College.