Edited by MaryAnn Hawkins
and Juanita Evans Leonard
Amelia Earhart. Isabella Bird. Sally Ride. You've probably heard of these intrepid women explorers who blazed new trails for women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But have you heard of Daisy Maiden, Ann Smith, or Jewell Hall? They, and other daring women like them, chose to obey God's call to "go into all the world" (Mark 16:15).
In an era that had little faith in women, they responded with great faith in God and became Church of God missionaries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and beyond. A Thread of Hope traces the lives and ministries of nine women who followed the move of God's Spirit around the globe.
Anderson University Press and Anderson University School of Theology released A Thread of Hope in June 2009 during the North American Convention of the Church of God. MaryAnn Hawkins and Juanita Evans Leonard have worked with their students at Anderson University School of Theology, who themselves have served and are serving in intercultural settings, to give to the church a gift of hope for the future at a crucial time in the history of mission.
A Thread of Hope will be a vital help to pastors and leaders who want the history of mission to be known by those who want to know how God has and is at work to get the love of Jesus known.
Special thanks are due the Women of the Church of God who have helped to underwrite this important book. This is a resource that communicates to a new generation how God can and will work in women's lives if they too give their lives.
The cost is $12.95. Proceeds will go to the Women in Mission Endowment at the Anderson University School of Theology.