A Passion for the Impossible The Life Of Lilias Trotter



Author: Miriam Huffman Rockness
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Lilias Trotter Legacy
Language: English
Illustrations: 8 page insert of photos and paintings (black & white)
ISBN-10: 1734400188
ISBN-13: 978-1734400182
Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8 inches


Art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed her potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, but Lilias Trotter’s devotion to Christ compelled her to surrender her life of art, privilege, and leisure. Leaving the home of her wealthy parents for a humble dwelling in Algeria, Lilias defied stereotypes and taboos that should have deterred any European woman from ministering in a Muslim country. Yet she stayed for nearly forty years, befriending Algerian Muslims with her appreciation for literature and art and winning them to Christ through her life of love. A Passion for the Impossible is the definitive biography drawn from original and newly-mined sources and well as past biographies.

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