"Have you grace to be a martyr?" D.L. Moody was once asked. "No," he replied, "I have not. But if God wanted me to be one, he would give me a martyr's grace."
They came from around the world--administrators, teachers, nurses, church planters, pilots--regular people in the prime of life. Little did they know how life would end.
A Martyr's Grace tells the individual stories of faithful men and women--all alumni of The Moody Bible Institute--who were killed for their faith. Where possible, each account describes their childhood, time at Moody, and the events leading up their death.
What compels ordinary people to this kind of sacrifice? Only Christ. These 21 didn't go expecting to die. But they went having already given their lives.
The Middle East
- Bonnie Witherall—"This is My doing"
- Hattie J. Rice—"Salt of the earth"
- Eleanor E. Chestnut, MD—"I am so fond of the people"
- Robert Elias Blomdahl—"We must be faithful"
- Gustaf David Nathaniel Tornvall—"Made in China"
- John Cornelius Stam—"Whether by life or by death"
- Betty Alden Stam—"To live is Christ"
- Esther Victoria Nordlund—"The mission work is dear to my heart"
- Ella Mary Schenck—"That which our lives cannot do..."
- Hulda Jane Stumpf—"On bended knee and with heart bowed to God"
- Lucia Hammond Cozzens—"The great privilege that is mine"
- Mary Elizabeth Baker—"Settled long ago"
- Stanley Gordon Ridgway—"Jesus will make it right"
- Erle Frederick Rounds—"We can meet again"
- Signe Amelia Erickson—"I have been charmed with the people"
- Alfonso Gaspar Taqueban Makil—"Few have ever heart of Christ. I must go."
- Arthur Francis Tylee—"I am in the will of God"
- Mildred Pauline Kratz—"Faithful and dependable"
- Karl Bregenzer—"Somehow His name will be glorified"
- Ancel Edwin Allen—"Why This Waste?"
Putting Martyrdom In Perspective