For Christ and the University: The Story of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the USA - 1940-1990 (Google eBook)
Recipient of a Christianity Today 1993 Critics Choice Award! Over the last fifty years God has used InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to shape the lives of thousands of students. This fascinating chronicle begins with the early influences that shaped university witness since its founding. Eventually these influences coalesced to form InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the United States fifty years ago. From those early beginnings with only a few staff covering the whole country and a world war breaking out, the work grew and flourished beyond human expectation. From the Urbana conventions to a new approach to Christian witness called friendship evangelism to in-depth inductive study of the Bible, InterVarsity was constantly innovating and growing. From work among nurses to promotion of missions to creative use of media, InterVarsity became a multifaceted ministry. The setbacks that are part of any human endeavor are found in this book too. But here is a story of what God did through a handful of people with a big idea.
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Page 24 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 10 - I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, 20so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Page 28 - I awoke early with those words upon my heart and lips, 'Jesus Christ is risen to-day ; Hallelujah ! Hallelujah !' From that hour peace flowed in rich abundance into my soul ; and at the Lord's table in our chapel I had the sweetest access to God through my blessed Saviour.
Page 24 - It is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be embraced, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners : of whom I am the chief and principal.
Page 41 - It is my purpose, if God permit, to become a foreign missionary.
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