Lilias Trotter Legacy News:


A Passion for the Impossible is now available for purchase!  

A Blossom in the Desert is still currently out-of-stock.  It will be available summer of 2021. We will announce on our website, blog, newsletter, and social media when it is available.

For a description of each book (and to purchase A Passion for the Impossible), click on the links below:


A Passion for the Impossible

A Blossom in the Desert



We have a new Lilias Trotter Legacy edition of Parables of the Cross edition available, which features an additional foreword by Kathy Keller (MA, Gordon Conwell; currently working for Redeemer City to City and

Parables of the Cross was written by Lilias Trotter in 1895, during a rest-break in England, seven years after her initial departure to Algeria.  It was born of her own travail of soul and tempered with her breadth of life experience.  The thesis of the book, Via Crucis, Via Lucis – “Death is the Gateway to Life” – is a comprehensive exploration of the great themes of God’s redemptive plan, illuminated by watercolors, exquisite studies of nature showing the parallels between the natural and spiritual worlds.  Richard Foster’s observation of her sequel, Parables of the Christ-life, could well be applied to this first parable book:  “. . .  I hope you will give careful attention to Lilias Trotter’s words.  Oh, in the beginning you will need to become accustomed to the rather flowery Victorian prose of that day.  But, on a more profound level note how her words have a way of drawing us higher up and deeper in.”

Click the link below to purchase this new edition:

Parables of the Cross



A Study Guide to accompany Parables of the Cross has been developed by Jane Parsons Frazier who  provides a week-by-week in-depth study of both the Parable text and the Scriptures that Trotter used as the basis for her thought, albeit unidentified as such within the book. Jane has a rich background in curriculum development and brings to this study guide her own theological training with a MA in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Development from Covenant College.  She has written curriculum for Great Commission Publications as well as developing curriculum at Back Creek Christian Academy, a classical school in Charlotte.  Jane contributes her insight and skill to this Study Guide, helping to bridge the years between Lilias’ writing and today’s reader, plumbing the depths of the Scriptural context for this seminal work – and encouraging the participant to apply profound Biblical truth to everyday living.

Click below to view or download the study guide:

Parables of the Cross Study Guide







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