In This Issue...
- A Theology of Humor by Cheryl Taylor
- Ministering With Humor by Stephanie Nance
- Christian Leaders Having Fun? by Pam Morton with Kathy Jingling
- The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter by Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS
Women on a Mission
- American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice by Dana Lee Robert Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1997. A comprehensive study of women's contributions to the missionary movement.
- Behind the Veils of Yemen: How an American Woman Risked Her Life, Family, and Faith to Bring Jesus to Muslim Women by Audra Grace Shelby. Ada, Michigan: Chosen Books, 2011.
Living in a Muslim country as a missionary, Audra was invited to see what few Christian women have seen: behind the veils of Muslim women.
- From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya by Ruth Tucker.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2004.
Tucker not only paints "successes," but also the "failures" of the human side that tell the whole story of missions.
- God's Missionary by Amy Carmichael. Fort Washington, Penn.: Christian Literature Crusade, 1997. Written by missionary hero Amy Carmichael, this book hits the heart of what being a missionary means.
- Letters from Lillian by Lillian Trasher. Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1983.
Miracles were a way of life for this dedicated mother of 8,000 Egyptian children.
- My Journey: An Autobiography of Dr. Lula Baird. Turlock, California: The Author, 2004.
The life story of Lula Baird who served as an Assemblies of God missionary and pastor to the Chinese people in Asia, Cuba, and the United States.
- Treasured Memories: A Missionary Family's Trials and Triumphs by Yvonne L. Carlson.
Springfield, Missouri: 21st Century Press, 2000.
The account of Yvonne Carlson and her family's missionary work and lives in two different countries.
- "Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire: The Revival Legacy of Minnie F. Abrams" by Gary B. McGee. Minnie said, "I was only one little woman." Yet God used her to train hundreds of Indian women evangelists who, in turn, contributed to the proclamation of the gospel in that vast country.
- "Rediscovering the Pioneer Spirit" by Carolyn Tennant.
Throughout history, women have evidenced a strong pioneering spirit. Women missionaries who worked with their own call next to their husbands and many single missionaries have significantly impacted missions.
- "God Who Calls Us Is Faithful" by Melinda Booze.
The challenges and blessings are sometimes different for women in ministry. Read about four women's significance in U.S. Missions.