Thursday, February 25, 2016

Monthly Book Giveaway: Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret

“But Hudson Taylor, young though he was, had learned to know God in a very real way. He had seen Him, as he wrote, quell the raging of a storm at sea, in answer to definite prayer, alter the direction of the wind, and give rain in a time of drought. He had seen Him, in answer to prayer, stay the hand of would-be murderers and quell the violence of enraged men. He had seen Him rebuke sickness in answer to prayer, and raise up the dying, when all hope of recovery seemed gone. For more than eight years he had proved His faithfulness in supplying the needs of his family and work in answer to prayer, unforeseen as many of those needs had been. How could he but encourage others to put their trust in the love that can not forget, the faithfulness that can not fail?” 




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This beautiful biography of Hudson Taylor's life, written by his son and daughter-in-law, is one that every Christian would benefit from reading. It tells the story of Hudson Taylor's conversion--a remarkable story in and of itself, and a testimony to a mother's prayers. It tells the story of a surrendered life, a life of power and strength and submission and obedience. It tells the story of a man who trusted in the Lord alone for his supplies, the story of a man who was willing to give up human comforts and pleasures for the joy that was set before him. It tells the story of a man who wept over lost souls and whose life's work was to win them. It tells the story of the birth of the China Inland Mission, a society that was used greatly by the Lord for years even after Taylor's death. It tells the story of a life offered to Christ. It tells the story of Christ's love and grace and sufficiency when one man or woman chooses to bank everything on the promises of God and finds that all the Promises in Him are YES. 



Description of the book (from CBD):

Compelled to share the gospel with the unreached people of China, Hudson Taylor devoted his life to this purpose. He modeled a life of utter dependence on Christ for both his spiritual and material needs. That was his secret and the reason for his lasting impact on the people of China and missions. This biography by his son and daughter in law has become a Christian classic.

To enter the giveaway, please comment below about why you would like to read this book OR about any Christian missionary who the Lord has used in your life to compel you to walk more closely with our Savior. The giveaway will run for ONE WEEK (February 25th-March 2nd)and then I will randomly select a name from a hat from those who commented below. So be sure to check back! I will announce the winner next Thursday (March 3rd) here and on Facebook and give that person three days to respond before randomly selecting another winner. 


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And the Winner of the Monthly Book Giveaway (for a paperback copy of Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret is ). . . 

Ashley (:-)) 

(name was randomly drawn from a hat--actually, a mug :-)). 

Please e-mail me your address through the BLOGGER CONTACT FORM (found on the right -hand side of the blog) so that I may send this book to you! 

Winner will be given three days to respond before I randomly select another winner.

Thank you all for participating!  

Blessings in Christ,
Rebekah




Images of Taylor: Wikipedia Commons


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38 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book! Growing up, I simply did not learn about missionaries, and now that I'm starting to hear their stories I find them inspiring and encouraging. Thanks for holding this give-away!

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    1. You're welcome, Diana!I'm glad that you stopped by!

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  2. I would love to read this book. The cover is lovely! I have not read much on Hudson Taylor and would like to learn more about his faith and life. Thank you for this giveaway!

    Blessings
    Mrs. White

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    1. You're welcome, Mrs. White! Blessings to you also :-).

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  3. I lived in SE Asia for years and since my daughter and I read a children's version of his biography been interested in his mission and his life. Would love to read this book!

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    1. Helene, his life is truly such an encouragement; I'm glad that you stopped by!

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  4. I have always loved missionaries and their stories! They have all inspired me to become a missionary after graduation! Blessings! Abi.

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    1. Abi, that is so wonderful to hear! The Lord bless you!

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  5. I really enjoy reading books about missionaries and other Christians who lived out their convictions and faith in God. I am often inspired and convicted by their faith. I'm sure I would enjoy reading about Hudson Taylor as well.

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    1. April, yes; it is such an encouragement to read about the lives of other believers; I'm glad that you stopped by!

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  6. hi Rebekah,
    I really love all of Elisabeth Elliot's books...I think she was a great missionary and one of the bravest women I've heard of to not only forgive her husband killers but to still want to evangelize and help them!

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    1. Yes; I agree with you, Tennessee; she has encouraged so many!

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  7. Oh, I would love to win this book for our son! He is a real prayer warrior, and I often wonder what beautiful plan God has for his life and future. He would LOVE to read this book, and I know it would inspire him and my husband and I in our walk with the Lord. We often read these types of books during our family devotional time. Thank you for the chance to win. I am not on Facebook, so for those of us not on Facebook, can we be notified by email if we win?

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    1. Cheryl, that is wonderful! You do not have to be on Facebook to be notified! I will announce the winner here as well :-). Just check back this Thursday.

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  8. Ooh, reading more about the heros of the faith is on my to do list. What a great place to start! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome, Katie; God bless you!

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  9. Oh, I would love to win this book! I love love love reading missionary books, and love reading how God used ordinary people to do extra ordinary things for Him. Books like these help encourage me to have a closer walk with. God.
    Thank you for offering this giveaway.
    Love,
    Ashley
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    1. You're welcome, Ashley; God bless you!

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    2. Wen does this giveaway end?

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    3. Ashley, the giveaway ends today--I will announce the winner tomorrow--here and on Facebook. :-)

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  10. I've found that the stories of great Christians has helped me to keep going and be encouraged.

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  11. I just love studying the lives of believers who have gone before us, so much wisdom to be gained!

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  12. So much to learn from those who have journeyed ahead of us.

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  13. What a delightful giveaway! I've not read this book, and it is one I know I would love to add to my collection, because my favorite books to read are stories about those who have given their all for the cause of Christ and the gospel. I have read other books about Hudson Taylor, but not one written by a family member. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. Oh, you're welcome; I'm glad that you entered! :-)

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  14. I would love to win this book. Thank you so much for having this giveaway.
    Lauren

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  15. What an inspiration He is. Sounds like an encouraging and inspiring book of faith for all Christians! Thanks for entering me in the giveaway :)

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  16. I've been so inspired by the life of Hudson Taylor! Did you know that China Inland Mission still exists today? They have a new name, Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF), but they are still influencing the world greatly! My girls and I are currently studying China. My oldest just finished reading a different biography of Taylor and we are all reading together about Gladys Aylward. Very inspiring!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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    1. Yes; so have I, Tina! It is so, so encouraging to read about those who have gone before us and served the Lord so wholeheartedly--may the Lord bless you and your girls as you read!

      I'm glad that I could share it; it was a blessing!

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  17. Thanks for sharing at the #LMMLinkup. This book was instrumental in my husband hearing God's call to missions. I highly recommend it!

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    1. That's wonderful! I'm glad that I could share about it! :-)

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