Many have asked about the availability of Passion for the Impossible, the biography of the Lilias Trotter, which has been out-of-stock for the past several months.  We are please to announce that it will be available soon, with a released date of April 1. By pre-ordering now via Amazon, you can ensure being among the first to receive the book.  Click on the link below to pre-order and reserve your copy.   

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A Passion for the Impossible, written in 1999 by Miriam Huffman Rockness, is the definitive biography of Lilias Trotter and a must-have for anyone interested in learning more about her.  Read what others have said about this biography:


“I am astounded by … the beautiful expression of who Lilias was and what her legacy teaches us.  I couldn’t put [the book] down, as they say, and I read it–devoured it–carefully, gladly, and with great blessing … a “drop everything book”!       

–Elisabeth Elliot, author and speaker

“Miriam Rockness [has done] a painstakingly superb job of researching original documents.  Her book is [filled] with quotes that will challenge the reader’s faith and obedience to God … A fresh look at another one of England’s distinguished missionary pioneers.”   

–Jim Reapsome, review for “Evangelical Missions Quarterly”


Amazon Readers

“Amazing story of faith, courage and love.”

“Excellent book about an extraordinary life.  Lilias Trotter lived a fearless and sacrificial life for the purpose of telling the Algerian people about the Lord Jesus Christ.”

“A good read, very well put together from archive sources, easy to read, full of background information as well as numerous quotes from Lilias’ diaries . . . An inspiration to see her life unfold.”

“Miriam Rockness has written a fascinating and much researched account of Lilias in this biography.  She skillfully weaves entries from her diaries and writing producing a beautiful tapestry representing the life of a good and faithful servant of God.” 


“Miriam Huffman Rockness captures the life and legacy of Lilias Trotter in a detailed, compelling biography.”


Here’s a peek inside of the Table of Contents, the original Foreword written by Dr. Lyle Dorsett (1999), and the dedication page:


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