Friday, July 7, 2017

~A Lilias Trotter Giveaway~


One of the most precious gifts that my Mom gave to me growing up was a love and a nurturing of my love for missionary and Christian biographies. Next to the Word of God, the Lord has used His stories of men and women who gave up their "earthly all" to take up their cross and to follow Him in a tremendous way in my life. Filling my mind with accounts of the lives of Oswald Chambers, John Paton, Amy Carmichael, Adoniram Judson, James Fraser, William Tyndale, and many others has fostered in me a yearning to imitate these men and women in a very small way. I am so grateful for the gift of their lives and testimonies! I (truthfully) could never "get into" theological tomes--although I tried to read them! But missionary stories and stories of Christians who walked closely with the Lord--I ate them up and the Lord gave me an insatiable hunger to read about His servants. I'm thankful for this because it taught me by example that one really could follow the Lord wholeheartedly--that through the power of the Holy Spirit, this kind of life of surrender is possible. No one does it perfectly--but each one has the capacity through His power working in and through us to pursue an obedient, surrendered life and to make the most of the time that is given to us. Praise God that He does the work through us as we surrender to Him . . . nothing is impossible for Him. 

Many of you know about my love for the missionary Lilias Trotter and her writings and art. I have wanted to run this giveaway for a while now, in the hopes that it might introduce more of you to this wonderful servant of our Lord and Savior! My prayer is that more people will read her writings and in turn, recommend them to others; may the Lord be glorified through her precious example of faith and obedience. 



Included in this giveaway are:

 ~Lilias Trotter's biography, written by Miriam Huffman Rockness. This wonderful biography details Lilias's life and ministry in a detailed and engaging way. It really challenged and encouraged me. 

The recent documentary made about Lilias Trotter's life entitled Many Beautiful Things. I enjoyed this documentary very much--although it doesn't go into as much detail as the biography, it whets one's appetite to learn more about this obedient servant of God.



~Two beautiful bookmarks made by my precious friend Stephanie. Stephanie blogs over at The Enchanting Rose and if you have never visited her blog, you are missing out on a real treat for the soul! She shares recipes, book reviews, sewing projects, hymn spotlights, as well as other lovely and encouraging topics. I was so blessed by Stephanie's offering these bookmarks for the giveaway; I love the way that she beautifully designed them with flowers and delicate lace. They are so pretty and feminine and perfect for using in the biography of Lilias Trotter or any other book that you are reading! Stephanie also has a wonderful Etsy shop, Rose Petal Blessings, that she continually adds beautiful items to--and she offers free shipping as well! If you have never visited her store, I would encourage you to; you will love it! 




Please enter the giveaway below and share about it with friends! I know that Lilias' Trotter's testimony will bless your life richly. 



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32 comments:

  1. Oh Bekki, What a beautifully beautiful give-away! And to have a dear friend collaborate with you on the give-away is such a sweet testimony of God's faithful serving the Lord in such a sweet and generous way.

    I had never heard of Lilias trotter until your blog where you included her quote on your cover photo.

    I too love to read books about "spiritual mentors". They seem to spur me on in a profound way.

    I am so grateful for your precious, generous heart.

    I think about you often and miss you so much! I thought of you this morning when two baby doves landed on my deck. :-)

    Blessings my sweet friend,

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    1. Oh, thank you, Karen! I've been wanting to do this giveaway for a long time; I get so excited about different missionaries that I discover--Lilias Trotter was truly such a blessing to the church and her writing has been such an encouragement to me .

      I miss you so much, too!!! The little doves sound so sweet--now I am thinking of you and the precious times that I spent at your house. I am so thankful that the Lord gave me those times. <3

      You are always in my heart and my prayers--

      Much love,
      Bekki

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  2. I, too, have a love for Missionary and Christian biographies. So far, I think Amy Carmichael is my favorite, but I am quite fond of so many. :) I have yet to get my hands on anything by or about Lilias Trotter or David Brainerd - but have them on my near future to-read list. I love feasting on the richness of the lives of men and women who challenge and edify us in our walk with the Lord by their lives.
    Thank you for sharing, and for the giveaway so others may learn more about this seemingly remarkable woman.- April Landry

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    1. Oh, yes; I understand what you mean, April! There is so much richness to be taken from their lives . . . I have loved reading about Lilias Trotter--my sister is working on a book right now about David Brainerd! She has been researching for a long time--when she finishes, I will share about it here!

      Much love to you, April. <3

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  3. Hello Mrs. Neal,

    What a beautiful giveaway. I would really love to read more about Lilias Trotter. She sounds like such and interesting, godly lady. I absolutely love reading about missionaries. Thank you for the chance to win!

    ~Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    ashleysyarnworks.etsy.com

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! This was an exciting giveaway for me, too! Lilias Trotter was such a great blessing to the church.

      The Lord bless you; have a blessed week!

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  4. This is an amazing giveaway! After first hearing about Lilias Trotter, I immediately put both of these items on my Amazon wishlist. Thank you so very much for this opportunity and for also creating such quality and lovely blog posts :)

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    1. Oh, wonderful, Adrien! I am glad that the Lord led me to read about her; she was such a great blessing and encouragement to me.

      I am so glad that you enjoy the blog; that means so much to me. <3

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  5. Such a beautiful giveaway! I have not heard of Lilias Trotter before and now I am most interested in reading this book. Thank you for sharing about her.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome, Joanne! I'm so glad that I could share about her! The Lord bless you through each day in His presence. <3

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  6. Thank you so much for this giveaway and for sharing about Lilias Trotter. I would love to enter.

    Love
    Lauren

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    1. You're welcome, Lauren; the Lord bless you!

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  7. This is such a lovely giveaway, thank you! I would love to read and learn more about Lilias Trotter - she sounds like an amazing woman, and as I dearly want to be a missionary someday, I am always looking for good books to read about those who are/were!
    Thanks :)

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    1. Oh, that is so wonderful Raechel; when I read that it gave me such joy! I know that the Lord will use your life to lift up His beautiful Name.

      The Lord bless you, Raechel; have a blessed week!

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  8. I love reading about Amy Carmichael and think I would really enjoy learning about Lilias Trotter as well! I am always so encouraged and inspired by reading the walks of other sisters/brothers in Christ! :)

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    1. Yes; me too, Katy!! Amy Carmichael is one of my favorites, too!

      The Lord bless you!

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  9. I am so happy I found your blog! Jim and Elisabeth Elliot have been such an influence in our family life. I have never heard of Lilias Trotter, and am interested in learning about her. Blessings!

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    1. Oh, that is wonderful! Yes; Jim and Elisabeth Elliot's lives have been such a tremendous blessing to the church! The Lord bless you as you seek after Him!

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  10. Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway! I learned of Lilias Trotter from your blog and I look forward to delving into her writings and artistry. With much appreciation, Nancy D.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome! I pray that you will be blessed by her life! Have a wonderful week, Nancy; I'm glad that you stopped by!

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  11. Rebekah, I share your love for Christian biographies. My life has been deeply influenced by many of them, but I have never read Lilias Trotter's story or even much about her. You have encouraged me to do so. I'm pinning this for my short reading list. Have a great week!

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    1. Oh, wonderful, Donna! You have a great week, too!

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  12. We enjoy missionaries stories in our home. I would love to win this giveaway.
    Thank you for offering it.
    Cindy

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy! Have a blessed weekend!

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  13. Rebekah, Christian biographies are also my favorite. I have never heard of Lilias Trotter, there are many brave Christians that risked so much for the cause of Christ. Thank you for offering such a wonderful give away.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome! Yes; there is such a rich heritage of brothers and sisters who have fully lived for our Savior. <3

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  14. Thank you, Rebekah, for giving more exposure to Lilias Trotter! All of your readers who enjoy Amy Carmichael's life and legacy should definitely read about Miss Trotter's missionary story.

    God bless your blogging ministry,
    Lori

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    1. Oh, you're welcome Lori! The Lord bless you also! <3

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  15. Your last post about Lilias Trotter prompted me to buy the picture book you mentioned. I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com! Tweeted!
    Tina

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    1. You're welcome, Tina! Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed weekend!

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  16. Ohhhh, with six lovely daughters to raise, I am always looking for a good Christian solid biography of women of the faith. I would love to win this giveaway!

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    1. Yes; hers is such an encouraging biography to read! The Lord bless you Gigi, as you raise your daughters in the Lord. <3

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