Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Stirred as a Pot of Paint

One of the Christmas presents I received from my husband this year was Dr Helen Roseveare's Living Faith: Willing to be Stirred as a Pot of Paint. This is one in a series of reprints of her classics for a newer audience. I'm hoping to start reading it soon and offer a review on it, but today I thought I'd give you a heads up on this remarkable woman and leave you with a couple of other resources about her life and ministry.

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Dr Roseveare, she was an English Christian missionary to the Congo from 1953-1973 where she practised medicine and trained others in medicine. She was taken in 1964 by rebel forces during a time of dangerous political instability where she endured beatings and rape. After her release she returned to England before heading back in 1966 to serve until 1973.

Helen Roseveare was one of the speakers at last years Desiring God "Stand" Conference. She spoke on "A Call for the Perseverance of the Saints" and you can listen or watch online here.

For a taster, here is a Noel Piper giving a short biographical overview of her life.

Also available online:
The Cost of Declaring His Glory audio
Digging Ditches interview with Evangelicals Now.
Maintaining Spirituality
Faithful in Loss - Final chapter in Noel Piper's book, Faithful Women & their Extraordinary God.

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