For Christ and the University: The Story of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of the USA - 1940-1990 (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 20, 2009 - Religion
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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 9 - Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. Remember the wonders He has done, His miracles, and the judgments He pronounced, O descendants of Israel His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen one.
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.
Page 38 - These words went straight to the springs of my motive life. I have forgotten all else that the speaker said, but on these few words hinged my life-investment decision.

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About the author (2009)

Gladys Hunt is a freelance writer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked for many years, often alongside her husband, Keith, as a volunteer in student ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Her many books (more than twenty!) include Honey for a Child's Heart, Honey for a Teenager's Heart and Honey for a Woman's Heart (all Zondervan) and several titles in the Fisherman Bible study series published by Waterbrook Press.

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