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Women Worth Knowing

English, Christianity, 1 season, 215 episodes, 5 days, 9 hours, 34 minutes
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Join us each week for a lively conversation between author Cheryl Brodersen and history teacher Jasmine Alnutt as they explore the lives of well-known--and not so well-know--Christian women in history. Trust us these are definitely women worth knowing!
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Marlene Rice, Part 2

Are you ready for part two of the interview with Marlene Rice? Her vulnerability endeared us to her as she shared how God drew her out of a hippie commune in the 70’s and into His family. For the past forty years she has served on staff for ministries including Luis Palau, Open Doors, Coral Ridge Ministries, Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship, Trinity Broadcasting Network, CRU, Teen Challenge and Women of Faith. She shares about smuggling Bibles into China when she served with Open Doors and how God led her and her husband when their son struggled with a serious drug addiction for decades.Marlene served on the board of the Jubilee Campaign for international human and religious rights and advocated for the abolishment of sex trafficking. Marlene attended Fuller Theological Seminary and Trinity University and holds a master’s degree in religion. She and her husband, Frank raised four children and have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She has served as the Development Director of the Maui Food Bank since 2005.Contact Information:[email protected]:Ever Changing Seasons – Never Changing GodPono’s Magical Maui Adventure
1/1/125 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mary Ann Bickerdyke, Part 1

Mary’s early life was filled with loss. Nevertheless, unlike many other women born in the 1800s, Mary was determined to go to college. She graduated from Oberlin college, married, became a step-mother, and birthed two sons before experiencing the loss of her beloved husband. During this time, Mary studied and trained in the field of nursing under an eminent doctor and became a practitioner. One Sunday at church, Mary heard an urgent appeal for trained nurses to volunteer to nurse the injured northern forces and immediately volunteered. Her care, service, and contributions to the welfare of the “boys” fighting in the Civil War became well-known. Mary set up over 200 field hospitals, collected and organized supplies, enforced life-saving hygienic practices, and saved countless lives. Mary was a force of nature! This podcast is filled with entertaining antidotes of her determination and success. Mother Bickerdyke and the Boys in Blue (Annotated) by Margaret B. Davis Mary Bickerdyke: Civil War Heroine by Julie McDonald
1/1/126 minutes
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Mary Ann Bickerdyke, Part 2

Mary’s early life was filled with loss. Nevertheless, unlike many other women born in the 1800s, Mary was determined to go to college. She graduated from Oberlin college, married, became a step-mother, and birthed two sons before experiencing the loss of her beloved husband. During this time, Mary studied and trained in the field of nursing under an eminent doctor and became a practitioner. One Sunday at church, Mary heard an urgent appeal for trained nurses to volunteer to nurse the injured northern forces and immediately volunteered. Her care, service, and contributions to the welfare of the “boys” fighting in the Civil War became well-known. Mary set up over 200 field hospitals, collected and organized supplies, enforced life-saving hygienic practices, and saved countless lives. Mary was a force of nature! This podcast is filled with entertaining antidotes of her determination and success. Mother Bickerdyke and the Boys in Blue (Annotated) by Margaret B. Davis Mary Bickerdyke: Civil War Heroine by Julie McDonald
1/1/125 minutes, 45 seconds
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John Dickson, Part 1

John Dickson is the first male guest ever invited to share on Woman Worth Knowing! John holds a doctorate in ancient history and has discovered the existence and stories of women who have had a great impact and influence on the church. We invited John to Woman Worth Knowing to share about the amazing Christian woman he has found in his research of the early and medieval church.John is the host of the podcast, Undeception, which highlights current fads, church history, Christian authors, and an assortment of other fascinating subjects that are pertinent to believers who want to be knowledgeable in the faith. He is also a published author, speaker, media presenter, professor, and researcher.John Dickson: http://www.johndickson.org
1/1/125 minutes, 55 seconds
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John Dickson, Part 2

John Dickson is the first male guest ever invited to share on Woman Worth Knowing! John holds a doctorate in ancient history and has discovered the existence and stories of women who have had a great impact and influence on the church. We invited John to Woman Worth Knowing to share about the amazing Christian woman he has found in his research of the early and medieval church.John is the host of the podcast, Undeception, which highlights current fads, church history, Christian authors, and an assortment of other fascinating subjects that are pertinent to believers who want to be knowledgeable in the faith. He is also a published author, speaker, media presenter, professor, and researcher.John Dickson: http://www.johndickson.org
1/1/125 minutes, 58 seconds
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Elizabeth Emuku, Part 1

Elizabeth shares with us what it was like to be a woman growing up in Uganda. As a young woman, Elizabeth learned to be content with abundance and poverty. Receiving Jesus in high school, she felt called to study medicine. Elizabeth met her husband in medical school through the Christian club on campus. She shares the testimony of what God did as He moved her and her husband to set up clinics, medical facilities, and churches in Moslem dominated areas.
1/1/126 minutes
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Elizabeth Emuku, Part 2

Elizabeth shares with us what it was like to be a woman growing up in Uganda. As a young woman, Elizabeth learned to be content with abundance and poverty. Receiving Jesus in high school, she felt called to study medicine. Elizabeth met her husband in medical school through the Christian club on campus. She shares the testimony of what God did as He moved her and her husband to set up clinics, medical facilities, and churches in Moslem dominated areas.
1/1/126 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lynne Kelly, Part 1

As a young woman, Lynne became somewhat jaded to Christianity because of a negative experience her parents had with a church. She only agreed to go to Bible college because her best friend was going and it afforded her the opportunity to live in Southern California. When Lynne surrendered to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and gave her life to Jesus, she could only think of what she was giving up to follow Him. She came to realize, however, as she surrendered more and more to the Lord, that God had great things in store for her, including marrying the love of her life and serving in Africa!
1/1/126 minutes, 8 seconds
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Lynne Kelly, Part 2

As a young woman, Lynne became somewhat jaded to Christianity because of a negative experience her parents had with a church. She only agreed to go to Bible college because her best friend was going and it afforded her the opportunity to live in Southern California. When Lynne surrendered to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and gave her life to Jesus, she could only think of what she was giving up to follow Him. She came to realize, however, as she surrendered more and more to the Lord, that God had great things in store for her, including marrying the love of her life and serving in Africa!
1/1/126 minutes
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Kendall Kula, Part 1

Kendall was content excelling in her career as an elementary school teacher. However, after an unexpected opportunity opened to study the Bible in Austria, Kendall’s life was turned upside-down. After one year, and then another, Kendall joined a ministry team in Hungary. It was there that she met Kurt Kendall, an American ministering as a missionary in Poland. After they married, they served together in Poland where they raised their four children. From Poland they were led to serve in Cambodia. Currently, they are working with a Bible college in the nation of Georgia.
1/1/125 minutes, 53 seconds
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Kendall Kula, Part 2

Kendall was content excelling in her career as an elementary school teacher. However, after an unexpected opportunity opened to study the Bible in Austria, Kendall’s life was turned upside-down. After one year, and then another, Kendall joined a ministry team in Hungary. It was there that she met Kurt Kendall, an American ministering as a missionary in Poland. After they married, they served together in Poland where they raised their four children. From Poland they were led to serve in Cambodia. Currently, they are working with a Bible college in the nation of Georgia.
1/1/126 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mary Moffat Livingston, Part 1

While Robin was watching a movie about Dr. Livingstone (“I presume”), she was surprised to find out he had a wife. This prompted a deep dive into the life of Mary Moffat Livingstone.Join Robin and Cheryl as they discuss the interesting life of Mary in two episodes.Mary was raised in South Africa as the oldest daughter of Scottish missionaries. She became the lifelong companion of the famous missionary doctor and explorer, Dr. David Livingstone. Would you believe it was a lion that brought them together?Mary was an accomplished linguist. She crossed the Kalahari desert twice, traveling 1,500 miles each time and doing so with small children. Her fifth child was born on the second journey. Nothing in her life turned out the way she expected, which is why this prayer, written by Mary, is so poignant: “Accept me, Lord, as I am, and make me such as Thou wouldst have me to be.”
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Mary Moffat Livingston, Part 2

While Robin was watching a movie about Dr. Livingstone (“I presume”), she was surprised to find out he had a wife. This prompted a deep dive into the life of Mary Moffat Livingstone.Join Robin and Cheryl as they discuss the interesting life of Mary in two episodes.Mary was raised in South Africa as the oldest daughter of Scottish missionaries. She became the lifelong companion of the famous missionary doctor and explorer, Dr. David Livingstone. Would you believe it was a lion that brought them together?Mary was an accomplished linguist. She crossed the Kalahari desert twice, traveling 1,500 miles each time and doing so with small children. Her fifth child was born on the second journey. Nothing in her life turned out the way she expected, which is why this prayer, written by Mary, is so poignant: “Accept me, Lord, as I am, and make me such as Thou wouldst have me to be.”
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Rose Martin, Part 1

Born to migrant workers, Rose grew up feeling out of place in American culture and yet not fully comfortable in Mexican culture. By the time Rose went to high school, the discomfort drew her to a search for truth, which she heard and received at a Billy Graham Crusade. After high school, Rose married her boss and moved to San Diego county where she volunteered and served at her church. She taught school for several years before she and her husband felt called to the mission field. They eventually moved to serve at a Christian Bible college in Vajta, Hungary. From the outpost there, she and her husband went on many outreaches all over Europe and Africa. Currently, Rose and her husband live in Japan, where she is a teacher at the American base. Both she and her husband are also very involved with the chaplaincy on the base in Tokyo.
1/1/126 minutes, 33 seconds
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Rose Martin, Part 2

Born to migrant workers, Rose grew up feeling out of place in American culture and yet not fully comfortable in Mexican culture. By the time Rose went to high school, the discomfort drew her to a search for truth, which she heard and received at a Billy Graham Crusade. After high school, Rose married her boss and moved to San Diego county where she volunteered and served at her church. She taught school for several years before she and her husband felt called to the mission field. They eventually moved to serve at a Christian Bible college in Vajta, Hungary. From the outpost there, she and her husband went on many outreaches all over Europe and Africa. Currently, Rose and her husband live in Japan, where she is a teacher at the American base. Both she and her husband are also very involved with the chaplaincy on the base in Tokyo.
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Gloria Chapman, Part 1

Gloria Chapman knows what it's like to have her whole world collapse on a global scale. On December 8, 1980, the world was shocked by the news that former Beatle, John Lennon, had been shot and killed. The man who pleaded guilty to the murder was Gloria's husband, Mark David Chapman.Gloria and Mark had only been married eighteen months prior to this horrible crime. Remarkably, they have remained married during Mark's forty-four years of imprisonment. Gloria's statement, “I might be the only person in the world who will ever love this man,” might seem true. But what is obviously true is that God's love for both Gloria and Mark is lasting and real, and radiates through their story.Listen to this three-episode series of how Hawaii-born Gloria Chapman came to Christ, how God enabled her to remain true to her vows, and learn about the amazing work of All About Jesus Ministries (AAJM). https://prisonministry.net/aajm
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Gloria Chapman, Part 2

Gloria Chapman knows what it's like to have her whole world collapse on a global scale. On December 8, 1980, the world was shocked by the news that former Beatle, John Lennon, had been shot and killed. The man who pleaded guilty to the murder was Gloria's husband, Mark David Chapman.Gloria and Mark had only been married eighteen months prior to this horrible crime. Remarkably, they have remained married during Mark's forty-four years of imprisonment. Gloria's statement, “I might be the only person in the world who will ever love this man,” might seem true. But what is obviously true is that God's love for both Gloria and Mark is lasting and real, and radiates through their story.Listen to this three-episode series of how Hawaii-born Gloria Chapman came to Christ, how God enabled her to remain true to her vows, and learn about the amazing work of All About Jesus Ministries (AAJM). https://prisonministry.net/aajm
1/1/126 minutes
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Gloria Chapman, Part 3

Gloria Chapman knows what it's like to have her whole world collapse on a global scale. On December 8, 1980, the world was shocked by the news that former Beatle, John Lennon, had been shot and killed. The man who pleaded guilty to the murder was Gloria's husband, Mark David Chapman.Gloria and Mark had only been married eighteen months prior to this horrible crime. Remarkably, they have remained married during Mark's forty-four years of imprisonment. Gloria's statement, “I might be the only person in the world who will ever love this man,” might seem true. But what is obviously true is that God's love for both Gloria and Mark is lasting and real, and radiates through their story.Listen to this three-episode series of how Hawaii-born Gloria Chapman came to Christ, how God enabled her to remain true to her vows, and learn about the amazing work of All About Jesus Ministries (AAJM). https://prisonministry.net/aajm
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Aileen Alegre, Part 1

Aileen Alegre is an engaging young woman who presently works in the mountains of Peru rescuing and helping children who have been the victims of neglect, abandonment, and abuse (both physical and sexual). On this program Aileen shares her testimony of growing up as a young Peruvian girl in Florida. She tells us how she came to know Jesus, serve Jesus, and learn to obey His voice. Prepare to laugh and be delighted as Aileen shares the wonderful ways God has moved and worked in her life.https://therefugeofhope.com
1/1/125 minutes, 59 seconds
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Aileen Alegre, Part 2

Aileen Alegre is an engaging young woman who presently works in the mountains of Peru rescuing and helping children who have been the victims of neglect, abandonment, and abuse (both physical and sexual). On this program Aileen shares her testimony of growing up as a young Peruvian girl in Florida. She tells us how she came to know Jesus, serve Jesus, and learn to obey His voice. Prepare to laugh and be delighted as Aileen shares the wonderful ways God has moved and worked in her life.https://therefugeofhope.com
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Aileen Alegre, Part 3

Aileen Alegre is an engaging young woman who presently works in the mountains of Peru rescuing and helping children who have been the victims of neglect, abandonment, and abuse (both physical and sexual). On this program Aileen shares her testimony of growing up as a young Peruvian girl in Florida. She tells us how she came to know Jesus, serve Jesus, and learn to obey His voice. Prepare to laugh and be delighted as Aileen shares the wonderful ways God has moved and worked in her life.https://therefugeofhope.com
1/1/126 minutes, 2 seconds
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Clara Brown, Part 1

Clara was born into slavery in the year 1800. She was not freed until she was fifty-nine years old. Undaunted by the pain, difficulties, and hardships of life, Clara determined to put Jesus first in all she did. Her story becomes exceptional and inspiring as we follow her life from slavery, through setbacks and sorrow, in hard work and trying times, all the way to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.Clara Brown: The Rags to Riches Story of a Freed Slave of Central City, Colorado, by Julie McDonal
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Clara Brown, Part 2

Clara was born into slavery in the year 1800. She was not freed until she was fifty-nine years old. Undaunted by the pain, difficulties, and hardships of life, Clara determined to put Jesus first in all she did. Her story becomes exceptional and inspiring as we follow her life from slavery, through setbacks and sorrow, in hard work and trying times, all the way to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.Clara Brown: The Rags to Riches Story of a Freed Slave of Central City, Colorado, by Julie McDonal
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Betsey Stockton, Part 2

Betsey was born into slavery around fifteen years after the Revolutionary War ended. It’s believed that her father was a slave owner. She was given to a couple who settled in Princeton, New Jersey. Undaunted by her circumstances, Betsey taught herself to read and, as a teenager, made a lasting commitment to Christ and was baptized. In her early twenties, she became the first single woman to be sent as a missionary to the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the first former slave of mixed blood to start a school. She is credited for the education of 8,000 Hawaiian commoners during her few years on Maui. When she returned to the U.S. via London, she became the most globally traveled black woman at that time. During the remainder of her life, she had a profound impact in furthering the education and spiritual condition of the black community in Princeton, New Jersey. The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, Gregory Nobles She Calls Herself Betsey Stockton: The Illustrated Odyssey of a Princeton Slave by Constance K. Escher The Honolulu Star Advertiser Hawai’i Once Had a Negro Missionary Profiles of African-American Missionaries By Robert J. Stevens and Brian Johnson Missionaries You Should Know, Leslie Hildreth African-American Religion, A Historical Interpretation with Representative Documents, Betsey Stockton’s Journal
1/1/129 minutes, 38 seconds
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Betsey Stockton, Part 1

Betsey was born into slavery around fifteen years after the Revolutionary War ended. It’s believed that her father was a slave owner. She was given to a couple who settled in Princeton, New Jersey. Undaunted by her circumstances, Betsey taught herself to read and, as a teenager, made a lasting commitment to Christ and was baptized. In her early twenties, she became the first single woman to be sent as a missionary to the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the first former slave of mixed blood to start a school. She is credited for the education of 8,000 Hawaiian commoners during her few years on Maui. When she returned to the U.S. via London, she became the most globally traveled black woman at that time. During the remainder of her life, she had a profound impact in furthering the education and spiritual condition of the black community in Princeton, New Jersey. The Education of Betsey Stockton: An Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, Gregory Nobles She Calls Herself Betsey Stockton: The Illustrated Odyssey of a Princeton Slave by Constance K. Escher The Honolulu Star Advertiser Hawai’i Once Had a Negro Missionary Profiles of African-American Missionaries By Robert J. Stevens and Brian Johnson Missionaries You Should Know, Leslie Hildreth African-American Religion, A Historical Interpretation with Representative Documents, Betsey Stockton’s Journal
1/1/131 minutes, 32 seconds
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Megan Havelaar, Part 2

Megan grew up in Denver, Colorado. She still carries an affection for everything outdoors from the years she spent growing up there. As a young girl, she was influenced by the godly example of the youth leaders at her church and challenged to consider serving the Lord in another country. This challenge quickly turned into a burning desire, which became the beginning of an adventure that would take Megan all over the world, introduce her to the man who would become her husband, and place them in Ethiopia where they served at an orphanage. Megan’s story is filled with the unexpected twists and turns of a life dedicated to serving Jesus wherever He leads.https://missions.cccm.comhttps://cccm.com/engage/view/missions/https://www.esmafrica.org/ministries/childrens-homes/
1/1/126 minutes
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Megan Havelaar, Part 1

Megan grew up in Denver, Colorado. She still carries an affection for everything outdoors from the years she spent growing up there. As a young girl, she was influenced by the godly example of the youth leaders at her church and challenged to consider serving the Lord in another country. This challenge quickly turned into a burning desire, which became the beginning of an adventure that would take Megan all over the world, introduce her to the man who would become her husband, and place them in Ethiopia where they served at an orphanage. Megan’s story is filled with the unexpected twists and turns of a life dedicated to serving Jesus wherever He leads.https://missions.cccm.comhttps://cccm.com/engage/view/missions/https://www.esmafrica.org/ministries/childrens-homes/
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Megan Havelaar, Part 3

Megan grew up in Denver, Colorado. She still carries an affection for everything outdoors from the years she spent growing up there. As a young girl, she was influenced by the godly example of the youth leaders at her church and challenged to consider serving the Lord in another country. This challenge quickly turned into a burning desire, which became the beginning of an adventure that would take Megan all over the world, introduce her to the man who would become her husband, and place them in Ethiopia where they served at an orphanage. Megan’s story is filled with the unexpected twists and turns of a life dedicated to serving Jesus wherever He leads.https://missions.cccm.comhttps://cccm.com/engage/view/missions/https://www.esmafrica.org/ministries/childrens-homes/
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Dianne Sivulka, Part 1

In the next two episodes, Robin introduces us to a lovely woman who is the Development Director for Tirzah International. Tirzah is a faith-based, global, non-profit ministry that provides opportunities for marginalized women through small business training, leadership development, and local sustainability initiatives. Dianne shared with us how this work is being carried out in difficult places in the world. Several years ago, Dianne founded another company called Travel on Purpose, where she provides unique travel experiences that combine cultural immersion, community-based tourism, and the opportunity to see how God is at work in fascinating global locations.Dianne shared about her journey with the Lord and how, as a homeschooling mom, wife and women's ministry leader, she began serving with these two influential ministries.Dianne and her husband have two sons and live in San Diego. They have traveled to more than fifty countries with the goal of integrating education and philanthropy. Their experiences are recorded on an award-winning blog called OurEDventures.https://tirzah.orghttps://www.travelonpurpose.com
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Dianne Sivulka, Part 2

In the next two episodes, Robin introduces us to a lovely woman who is the Development Director for Tirzah International. Tirzah is a faith-based, global, non-profit ministry that provides opportunities for marginalized women through small business training, leadership development, and local sustainability initiatives. Dianne shared with us how this work is being carried out in difficult places in the world. Several years ago, Dianne founded another company called Travel on Purpose, where she provides unique travel experiences that combine cultural immersion, community-based tourism, and the opportunity to see how God is at work in fascinating global locations.Dianne shared about her journey with the Lord and how, as a homeschooling mom, wife and women's ministry leader, she began serving with these two influential ministries.Dianne and her husband have two sons and live in San Diego. They have traveled to more than fifty countries with the goal of integrating education and philanthropy. Their experiences are recorded on an award-winning blog called OurEDventures.https://tirzah.orghttps://www.travelonpurpose.com
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Dianne Sivulka, Part 3

In the next two episodes, Robin introduces us to a lovely woman who is the Development Director for Tirzah International. Tirzah is a faith-based, global, non-profit ministry that provides opportunities for marginalized women through small business training, leadership development, and local sustainability initiatives. Dianne shared with us how this work is being carried out in difficult places in the world. Several years ago, Dianne founded another company called Travel on Purpose, where she provides unique travel experiences that combine cultural immersion, community-based tourism, and the opportunity to see how God is at work in fascinating global locations.Dianne shared about her journey with the Lord and how, as a homeschooling mom, wife and women's ministry leader, she began serving with these two influential ministries.Dianne and her husband have two sons and live in San Diego. They have traveled to more than fifty countries with the goal of integrating education and philanthropy. Their experiences are recorded on an award-winning blog called OurEDventures.https://tirzah.orghttps://www.travelonpurpose.com
1/1/126 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mary Ann Aldersey, Part 1

Mary Ann Aldersey was a petite woman born into an affluent London family in 1797. She was the youngest of 4 children. From an early age, she was determined to help the plight of uneducated Chinese women. She studied Chinese and looked for any opportunity to go to China. After prolonged delays, Mary Ann Aldersey was finally able to enter Ningpo, China, becoming the first female missionary to China. Mary Ann dealt with delays, setbacks, opposition, frustration, and persecution. Mary Ann Aldersey opened the first school for Chinese girls in Ningpo. She also made a Chinese embossed copy of the Gospel of Luke for the blind. Her story is not only remarkable because of all she overcame, but also because of her own failures, imperfections, and authenticity.The Witch of Ningpo by J. Reason (Edinburgh House Press)
1/1/126 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mary Ann Aldersey, Part 2

Mary Ann Aldersey was a petite woman born into an affluent London family in 1797. She was the youngest of 4 children. From an early age, she was determined to help the plight of uneducated Chinese women. She studied Chinese and looked for any opportunity to go to China. After prolonged delays, Mary Ann Aldersey was finally able to enter Ningpo, China, becoming the first female missionary to China. Mary Ann dealt with delays, setbacks, opposition, frustration, and persecution. Mary Ann Aldersey opened the first school for Chinese girls in Ningpo. She also made a Chinese embossed copy of the Gospel of Luke for the blind. Her story is not only remarkable because of all she overcame, but also because of her own failures, imperfections, and authenticity.The Witch of Ningpo by J. Reason (Edinburgh House Press)
1/1/125 minutes, 56 seconds
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Svea Flood

How could the short life of one woman have such a sweeping impact on an entire nation? The life of Svea Flood is a remarkable story. In 1923, Svea Flood and her new husband, David, and their young son left their home in Sweden and went to the Belgian Congo (currently Zaire). They were accompanied by another couple from Sweden. After arriving at the mission station and seeking the Lord's guidance, the two couples were led to settle in a remote village. However, the village chief sent them away. They reluctantly built mud huts a half a mile from the village and prayed for a breakthrough. After two years of sickness and continual difficulties, they saw no fruit from their labors. Then Svea gave birth to a baby girl and everything changed. Decades later, Svea's daughter learned of how God had planted seeds in that village, and the harvest was abundant. Aggie Hurst: A Story of Eternal Perspective, https://www.epm.org/blog/2008/Nov/9/aggie-hurst-a-story-of-eternal-perspective Aggie: The Inspiring Story of a Girl Without a Country
1/1/126 minutes, 1 second
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Amy Orr-Ewing on Dorothy Sayers, Part 1

Dorothy L. Sayers (June 1893–Dec. 1957) was more than an English crime novelist and contemporary of Agatha Christie. She was also an ardent Christian and apologist. She was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford University; she spoke several languages fluently; was a brilliant orator, playwright, and writer. Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing (D.Phil, Oxford University), herself a graduate of Oxford, apologist and author, joins me in studio for a 3-part series to talk about the fascinating life, personality, and writings of Dorothy L. Sayers. Where Is God in All the Suffering? by Amy Orr-Ewing Why Trust the Bible?: Answers to 10 Tough Questions by Amy Orr-Ewing But Is It Real?: Answering 10 Common Objections to the Christian Faith by Amy Orr-Ewing
1/1/126 minutes
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Amy Orr-Ewing on Dorothy Sayers, Part 2

Dorothy L. Sayers (June 1893–Dec. 1957) was more than an English crime novelist and contemporary of Agatha Christie. She was also an ardent Christian and apologist. She was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford University; she spoke several languages fluently; was a brilliant orator, playwright, and writer. Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing (D.Phil, Oxford University), herself a graduate of Oxford, apologist and author, joins me in studio for a 3-part series to talk about the fascinating life, personality, and writings of Dorothy L. Sayers. Where Is God in All the Suffering? by Amy Orr-Ewing Why Trust the Bible?: Answers to 10 Tough Questions by Amy Orr-Ewing But Is It Real?: Answering 10 Common Objections to the Christian Faith by Amy Orr-Ewing
1/1/126 minutes
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Amy Orr-Ewing on Dorothy Sayers, Part 3

Dorothy L. Sayers (June 1893–Dec. 1957) was more than an English crime novelist and contemporary of Agatha Christie. She was also an ardent Christian and apologist. She was one of the first women to graduate from Oxford University; she spoke several languages fluently; was a brilliant orator, playwright, and writer. Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing (D.Phil, Oxford University), herself a graduate of Oxford, apologist and author, joins me in studio for a 3-part series to talk about the fascinating life, personality, and writings of Dorothy L. Sayers. Where Is God in All the Suffering? by Amy Orr-Ewing Why Trust the Bible?: Answers to 10 Tough Questions by Amy Orr-Ewing But Is It Real?: Answering 10 Common Objections to the Christian Faith by Amy Orr-Ewing
1/1/126 minutes
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Marlene Rice, Part 1

We’re so glad we were able to have Marlene Rice in studio for two episodes. Since 2005, Marlene has served as the Director of Development for the Maui Food Bank, a non-profit that networks closely with the churches and aid agencies on the island. You’ll be encouraged by her remarkable stories of how God's people have been coming together to help and heal the people of Lahaina, Maui, after the devastating fire that took hundreds of lives, homes and businesses on August 8, 2023. She also shares the tender story of how God was near to her family when her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer.Contact Information:[email protected]:Ever Changing Seasons – Never Changing GodPono’s Magical Maui Adventure
26 minutes, 22 seconds
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Letters from Listeners Part 2

Thank you, beautiful listeners! You have sent in touching stories about women you wanted us to know, and this week Cheryl and Robin will share about a few of them. We have encouragement from a 16-year-old homeschooler; a poignant piece from one of our favorite guests, Michelle Ule; and we’ll introduce you to Shirley Carini and Eleanor Turnbill.
28 minutes, 47 seconds
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Letters from Listeners Part 1

Thank you, beautiful listeners! You have sent in touching stories about women you wanted us to know, and this week Cheryl and Robin will share about a few of them. We have encouragement from a 16-year-old homeschooler; a poignant piece from one of our favorite guests, Michelle Ule; and we’ll introduce you to Shirley Carini and Eleanor Turnbill.
30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hetty Green, Part 2

Hetty Green was straight from the Mayflower stock and considered to be a member of high society by the wealthy families in New York. Hetty’s father and grandfather owned a successful whaling company. She was the sole heir to her grandfather’s and father’s holdings, however, she was cheated out of almost all that was promised. Since Hetty’s family were devoted Quakers, Hetty was raised with the same values: thrift, economy, simplicity, hard work, devotion to Scripture and living by biblical principles.She began saving and investing money while she was still a young girl. This was a time when it was considered uncomely for a woman to practice any business skills. Hetty turned her savings and the inheritance that she received into a vast fortune. During the Gilded Age, she was known to be the richest woman in America. She was also called “the witch of Wall Street” by those who resented her achievements and carefulness.Growing up, I had heard only about a churlish woman who allowed her son to suffer an amputation rather than spend money on a doctor. The truth is, the real Hetty was nothing like the vilified stories that were told about her. Listen to the podcast on Hetty Green to learn the truth about the woman who sought to live out her Quaker values in a hostile business world.- The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach
32 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hetty Green, Part 1

Hetty Green was straight from the Mayflower stock and considered to be a member of high society by the wealthy families in New York. Hetty’s father and grandfather owned a successful whaling company. She was the sole heir to her grandfather’s and father’s holdings, however, she was cheated out of almost all that was promised. Since Hetty’s family were devoted Quakers, Hetty was raised with the same values: thrift, economy, simplicity, hard work, devotion to Scripture and living by biblical principles.She began saving and investing money while she was still a young girl. This was a time when it was considered uncomely for a woman to practice any business skills. Hetty turned her savings and the inheritance that she received into a vast fortune. During the Gilded Age, she was known to be the richest woman in America. She was also called “the witch of Wall Street” by those who resented her achievements and carefulness.Growing up, I had heard only about a churlish woman who allowed her son to suffer an amputation rather than spend money on a doctor. The truth is, the real Hetty was nothing like the vilified stories that were told about her. Listen to the podcast on Hetty Green to learn the truth about the woman who sought to live out her Quaker values in a hostile business world.- The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach
30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ruthie Burt Cornwell, Part 3

In this episode, we discovered the inspiring story of Ruthie Burt Cornwell. The youngest of five children, Ruthie grew up on a 48-acre farm in North Pennsylvania during the depression in America. Ruthie’s early years would be used by God for the future He had planned for her with mission work in Bolivia and Peru.While in Bolivia, Ruthie was given the task of running a medical clinic. Despite her lack of medical training, she successfully treated thousands of patients with God’s help, and the use of some medical encyclopedias she received. Nothing could have prepared her for all the ailments she treated, the people she met, the dangers she faced, and the life she would live in the jungle. Ruthie loved and embraced every challenge with joy. Her story is one of joy and adventure, even under adverse and primitive conditions. Chosen Before Birth: The Missionary Biography of Ruthie Burt Cornwell by Ruthie Burt Cornwell
29 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ruthie Burt Cornwell, Part 2

In this episode, we discovered the inspiring story of Ruthie Burt Cornwell. The youngest of five children, Ruthie grew up on a 48-acre farm in North Pennsylvania during the depression in America. Ruthie’s early years would be used by God for the future He had planned for her with mission work in Bolivia and Peru.While in Bolivia, Ruthie was given the task of running a medical clinic. Despite her lack of medical training, she successfully treated thousands of patients with God’s help, and the use of some medical encyclopedias she received. Nothing could have prepared her for all the ailments she treated, the people she met, the dangers she faced, and the life she would live in the jungle. Ruthie loved and embraced every challenge with joy. Her story is one of joy and adventure, even under adverse and primitive conditions. Chosen Before Birth: The Missionary Biography of Ruthie Burt Cornwell by Ruthie Burt Cornwell
29 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ruthie Burt Cornwell, Part 1

In this episode, we discovered the inspiring story of Ruthie Burt Cornwell. The youngest of five children, Ruthie grew up on a 48-acre farm in North Pennsylvania during the depression in America. Ruthie’s early years would be used by God for the future He had planned for her with mission work in Bolivia and Peru. While in Bolivia, Ruthie was given the task of running a medical clinic. Despite her lack of medical training, she successfully treated thousands of patients with God’s help, and the use of some medical encyclopedias she received. Nothing could have prepared her for all the ailments she treated, the people she met, the dangers she faced, and the life she would live in the jungle. Ruthie loved and embraced every challenge with joy. Her story is one of joy and adventure, even under adverse and primitive conditions. Chosen Before Birth: The Missionary Biography of Ruthie Burt Cornwell by Ruthie Burt Cornwell
31 minutes, 10 seconds
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Colleen Norma Elliot, Part 2

Most Christians know of Colleen’s sister-in-law, Elisabeth Elliot, and her husband, Jim Elliot. However, very few know the story of Herbert Elliot, Jim’s brother, and his wife Colleen. Colleen is an amazing woman worth knowing!In this episode, we learned about Colleen’s early years; how she met her husband; her education; and later how God led her and her husband into full-time ministry in the jungles of Peru. Colleen and her husband Herbert served God together for over sixty years, and chronicled their time together through voluminous correspondence.Colleen’s story is a love story: first and foremost, her love for Jesus and her great commitment to Him; secondly, her love for Herbert (and his for hers); and thirdly, Colleen’s warmth and love for all the people she knew and ministered to. Love So Amazing: The Missionary Biography of Bert and Colleen Elliott by Gilbert Gleason
26 minutes, 43 seconds
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Colleen Norma Elliot, Part 1

Most Christians know of Colleen’s sister-in-law, Elisabeth Elliot, and her husband, Jim Elliot. However, very few know the story of Herbert Elliot, Jim’s brother, and his wife Colleen. Colleen is an amazing woman worth knowing!In this episode, we learned about Colleen’s early years; how she met her husband; her education; and later how God led her and her husband into full-time ministry in the jungles of Peru. Colleen and her husband Herbert served God together for over sixty years, and chronicled their time together through voluminous correspondence.Colleen’s story is a love story: first and foremost, her love for Jesus and her great commitment to Him; secondly, her love for Herbert (and his for hers); and thirdly, Colleen’s warmth and love for all the people she knew and ministered to. Love So Amazing: The Missionary Biography of Bert and Colleen Elliott by Gilbert Gleason
30 minutes, 59 seconds
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Theresa Howard & Priscilla Garcia

In this episode, we introduce you to Priscilla Garcia who joins in our conversation with Theresa Howard. Priscilla shares a bit of her testimony, and how God brought her into a ministry working with other women to sew and provide garments for refugees and orphans. As she and Theresa share, you will discover the beautiful way God brought two strangers together as co-laborers in His mission to minister to the outcasts.
33 minutes, 27 seconds
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Theresa Howard

In this episode, Theresa Howard shares her testimony, and the story of how she became involved in a worldwide ministry to refugees and orphans. Theresa and her husband are currently serving in England where her husband pastors a local church.
30 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lettie Cowman, Part 3

In 1924, personal heartbreak and a need to fill her own thirsty soul led Lettie Cowman to compile a devotional titled, Streams in the Desert. A century later, with untold millions of copies sold, Lettie’s timeless words still speak to weary hearts.We are thrilled to have her biographer, Michelle Ule, with us today. She draws from carefully researched insights on Lettie found in her newest book, Overflowing Faith: Lettie Cowman and Streams in the Desert. Be sure to listen to Part 1 on Lettie Cowman, podcast episode #16. Learn more about Michelle at www.michelleule.com Overflowing Faith: Lettie Cowman and Streams in the Desert: A Biography by Michelle Ule Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings Springs in the Valley by Lettie Cowman Charles E. Cowman: Missionary Warrior by Lettie Cowman Learn more about Michelle at www.michelleule.com
26 minutes
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Lettie Cowman, Part 2

In 1924, personal heartbreak and a need to fill her own thirsty soul led Lettie Cowman to compile a devotional titled, Streams in the Desert. A century later, with untold millions of copies sold, Lettie’s timeless words still speak to weary hearts.We are thrilled to have her biographer, Michelle Ule, with us today. She draws from carefully researched insights on Lettie found in her newest book, Overflowing Faith: Lettie Cowman and Streams in the Desert. Be sure to listen to Part 1 on Lettie Cowman, podcast episode #16. Learn more about Michelle at www.michelleule.com Overflowing Faith: Lettie Cowman and Streams in the Desert: A Biography by Michelle Ule Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings Springs in the Valley by Lettie Cowman Charles E. Cowman: Missionary Warrior by Lettie Cowman Learn more about Michelle at www.michelleule.com
24 minutes, 44 seconds
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Donaldina Cameron, Part 3

At 920 Sacramento Street in San Francisco stands the Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron Mission House. For forty years this establishment was run by the courageous, compassionate, and captivating Donaldina Cameron. In her time at the home, she rescued somewhere around 3,000 women from abuse, human trafficking, and drugs. She also saw to the education, training, and welfare of every woman who was rescued or placed in her care. To her foes, Donaldina was known as the White Devil, but to the women she saved she was affectionately called Lo Mo or Old Mother. Dolly’s life was full of setbacks, tragedies, and triumphs. Fierce Compassion by Kristin and Katheryn Wong Rescuing Chinese Girls from the Sex Trade in 1900’s San Francisco by Julia McDonald
30 minutes, 32 seconds
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Donaldina Cameron, Part 2

At 920 Sacramento Street in San Francisco stands the Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron Mission House. For forty years this establishment was run by the courageous, compassionate, and captivating Donaldina Cameron. In her time at the home, she rescued somewhere around 3,000 women from abuse, human trafficking, and drugs. She also saw to the education, training, and welfare of every woman who was rescued or placed in her care. To her foes, Donaldina was known as the White Devil, but to the women she saved she was affectionately called Lo Mo or Old Mother. Dolly’s life was full of setbacks, tragedies, and triumphs. Fierce Compassion by Kristin and Katheryn Wong Rescuing Chinese Girls from the Sex Trade in 1900’s San Francisco by Julia McDonald
30 minutes, 32 seconds
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Donaldina Cameron, Part 1

At 920 Sacramento Street in San Francisco stands the Donaldina Mackenzie Cameron Mission House. For forty years this establishment was run by the courageous, compassionate, and captivating Donaldina Cameron. In her time at the home, she rescued somewhere around 3,000 women from abuse, human trafficking, and drugs. She also saw to the education, training, and welfare of every woman who was rescued or placed in her care. To her foes, Donaldina was known as the White Devil, but to the women she saved she was affectionately called Lo Mo or Old Mother. Dolly’s life was full of setbacks, tragedies, and triumphs. Fierce Compassion by Kristin and Katheryn Wong Rescuing Chinese Girls from the Sex Trade in 1900’s San Francisco by Julia McDonald
30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tricia Goyer, Part 2

As a teen who became pregnant for the second time, Tricia Goyer's life took a radical turn when she let go of her plans and surrendered to God. She asked God to use her life for His purposes, and He answered that prayer in powerful ways. Tricia Goyer is a bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host who has written over 80 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her books and podcasts have reached millions. As a homeschooling mother of ten, she continually finds practical ways to live out her faith in everyday life and generously shares what she’s learned with everyone in her path. Visit www.TriciaGoyer.com to find out more about this amazing woman worth knowing. https://triciagoyer.com/books/
32 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tricia Goyer, Part 1

As a teen who became pregnant for the second time, Tricia Goyer's life took a radical turn when she let go of her plans and surrendered to God. She asked God to use her life for His purposes, and He answered that prayer in powerful ways. Tricia Goyer is a bestselling author, speaker, and podcast host who has written over 80 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her books and podcasts have reached millions. As a homeschooling mother of ten, she continually finds practical ways to live out her faith in everyday life and generously shares what she’s learned with everyone in her path. Visit www.TriciaGoyer.com to find out more about this amazing woman worth knowing. https://triciagoyer.com/books/
30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Katherine Ruth Beard

Katherine was born on May 7, 1908. Katherine was born into a Christian home, but this did not exclude her from tragedy and hardship. By Katherine’s senior year of high school, she had lost both her parents. After receiving a short stipend from her parent’s estate, Katherine enrolled in college. There were not many options open in the 1920’s for young single woman who needed to support themselves. Katherine enrolled in a teacher’s college but found her heart was not there. Then she heard about Northwestern Bible College and her heart soared. Katherine moved to Minneapolis not knowing what the future had for her. While there her stipend ran out and Katherine worked as a maid and nanny for various families in Minneapolis.While in college, her heart began to burn for the plight of native Americans. By chance she met a Christian man from the Hopi tribe. He told her about the need in Arizona, and Katherine felt her heart tug.Many adventures awaited Katherine in Arizona when she moved there to live and minister among the native American tribes. God used Katherine mightily and her story is one of the highlights mentioned in the history books written about Flagstaff, Arizona. Katherine Beard: Founder of Flagstaff Mission to the Navajos, By Julie McDonald
32 minutes, 25 seconds
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Elizabeth Finch, Part 2

In part 2 of Elizabeth’s story, she shares how forgiveness set her free to pursue the will and plan of God even through trying times.
32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Elizabeth Finch, Part 1

Elizabeth Finch shares the fascinating story of her own life and journey from being an orphan to serving at the Bible College in Israel. Her story is one of discovery, disappointment, struggle, forgiveness and victory.
33 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lucy Thurston, Part 2

In 1819, twenty-four-year-old Lucy Goodale met Asa Thurston. They were married within three weeks of meeting, and set sail from Boston eleven days later to become among the first protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. They served faithfully for over 50 years teaching, pastoring, translating the Bible and raising their five children in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her influence had a lasting impact. The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah, Christopher L. Cook, Pa’a Studios, Kaua’i, HI, 2015 Perpetuated in Righteousness, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua, Kea’au, HI 1994 Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy G. Thurston, S.C. Andrews, HI, 1882 Missionary Album: Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the American Protestant Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands - Sesquicentennial
29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Corrie ten Boom: Part 2

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983): Join us for a two-part journey through the incredible life and testimony of Corrie ten Boom, one of the most well-known Christians of the 20th century! From a quiet life as a watchmaker's daughter in Holland to assisting with underground operations to rescue Jews during World War II; from suffering in a Nazi concentration camp to becoming a world-renowned speaker on the power of God's love and forgiveness--you won't want to miss Corrie's captivating story! The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom  Tramp for God by Corrie ten Boom & Jamie Buckingham A Prisoner and Yet… by Corrie ten Boom Not Good if Detached by Corrie ten Boom The Watchmaker's Daughter by Jean Watson Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Hannah More Part 1

Hannah More (1745-1833): Hannah More was so remarkable that she should be more well-known than she actually is...which is why we are taking two podcast sessions to talk about her! Known by some as “the first Victorian” of the Victorian Era, Hannah was a well-known playwright, poet and reformer who was profoundly influential in the abolitionist movement in England. She also played a key role in the multiple social reforms promoted by the Clapham Sect, and was instrumental in bringing education to England’s lower classes. Trust us, Hannah More is definitely a woman worth knowing! Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior
30 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lilian Trasher, Part 1

Lillian Trasher was a remarkable woman of compassion and faith. She was born in 1887. At the age of twenty-three, with only enough money to pay her passage, Lillian went to Egypt because of God’s prompting and call on her heart. Three months later she started the first orphanage in Egypt, which continues to this day. Hands Along the Nile (https://www.handsalongthenile.org/causes/lillian-trasher-orphanage-assiut/) Nile Mother: The Story of Lillian Trasher (https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/story-lillian-trasher/) Heroes of the Faith: Lillian Trasher (https://christiansforsocialaction.org/resource/heroes-of-the-faith-lillian-trasher/) Lillian Trasher the Nile Mother (https://ag.org/en/Resources/Other/Media-Archives/History/Historical-Films/Lillian-Trasher-The-Nile-Mother?D=%7BB9BABA8A-868E-497A-86E5-450BB2C49CD6%7D) The Mother of the Nile (short documentary) (https://vimeo.com/210503248) Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt by Janet and Geoff Benge The Life of Lillian Trasher by Beth Prim Well and Bruno Andrade
28 minutes, 56 seconds
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Florence Nightingale P2

 Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): We continue today with Part Two of the story of Florence Nightingale, the “Lady with the Lamp” whose medical work among the British troops in the Crimean War made her famous in England and opened doors for her to become the founder of modern nursing. You won’t want to miss this one! Florence Nightingale by Anna Revell
30 minutes, 15 seconds
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Gladys Aylward

Gladys Aylward: Part 1- We open our podcast with the incredible, captivating story of "the small woman," Gladys Aylward, who served as a missionary to China in the early 20th century--such an amazing story that we needed two podcasts to tell it!Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
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Susan Angeline Collins, Part 2

In honor of Black History month, we are excited to share about an amazing woman of color. Susan was born on July 3, 1851 in the free state of Illinois. Her parents, Isaac and Sarah Ann, were both emancipated slaves. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Upper Iowa University; the first black woman to graduate from Chicago Training School; and the first black woman to be supported and sent out as a missionary to Africa by the Women’s Foreign Mission Society. Susan worked in various capacities with Bishop Taylor before starting and building her own school and orphanage in Quessua where she served as the administrator, teacher, principal, and nurse for over twenty-five years. When she returned to the states, Susan was a sought-after speaker at women’s meetings, churches, and various events. She never complained about the hardships or setbacks of her life, though there were many, but rather she worked with whatever circumstances life presented her with great success. Her story is so remarkable that we needed three episodes to highlight the obstacles, accomplishments, and events of her life Susan Aneline Collins: With a Hallelujah Heart By Janis Bennington Van Burent
30 minutes, 9 seconds
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Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (1797?-1883): Join us today for the incredible story of one of America’s most well-known 19th century abolitionist figures, a former slave named Sojourner Truth. She truly passed "through many dangers, toils and snares" on her way to experiencing the transformative and amazing grace of God in her mid-40s, and she spent the rest of her life proclaiming it throughout the nation! Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth & Olive Gilbert
29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Janette Henning, Part 2

Janette Henning is the author of If One Life and the mother of Melissa Camp, the first wife of Jeremy Camp who died in 2000. Janette Henning shares with listeners the poignant story of Melissa’s commitment to Jesus, life, death, and legacy. Melissa, If One Life... by Janette Henning
32 minutes, 13 seconds
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Katie Luther P1

Katie Luther (1499-1552): Most Christians know of Martin Luther, the great Father of the Protestant Reformation. But not many know about his wife Katie, the “Morning Star of Wittenberg” who served faithfully by his side as the Mother of the Reformation! Today, we look at Katie’s early life, including the unique and even humorous way in which the Lord brought her and Martin together! You won’t want to miss the story of how this runaway nun and former monk became the unlikely model of Protestant marriage! 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen Katharina von Bora: A Reformation Life by Rudolf & Marilynn Markwald
26 minutes, 37 seconds
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Leona Karni P1

In today’s episode, we are so excited to bring our friend Leona into the studio with us to share her riveting testimony of the work of God in and through her life! For over 40 years, Leona has served on the mission field in a variety of countries--but you would never expect it from the course of her life before she came to know Jesus! Leona’s story is a powerful picture of the fact that God works ALL things together for good to those who love Him. Join us as we begin an inspiring and encouraging two-part journey through the life of Leona Karni--a modern day woman worth knowing! Chosen in Love by Leona Karni
28 minutes, 52 seconds
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Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson, Part 2

We are back today with Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter, Jessica Thompson. In this episode, they delve further into their ministry to women and their desire that Christian women experience freedom and assurance in their identity in Christ, as well as the confidence to serve the Lord as He leads them.Books Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher Jesus and Gender: Living as Brothers and Sisters in Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids With the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time by Elyse Fitzpatrick Podcasts Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women Front Porch with the Fitzes
29 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mahalia Jackson

Known throughout the world as the “Queen of Gospel” and a Civil Rights figure, singer Mahalia Jackson used her powerful, dynamic voice to blaze a trail in the gospel music genre as well as build bridges between white and black people in the midst of profound racial tensions in the 1960s. Yet perhaps the most remarkable thing about Mahalia is that she did all of this without compromising her conviction to sing only Christian music for the glory of God instead of taking the more lucrative route of “going mainstream.” Because Mahalia chose to honor God, He honored her with a beautiful witness and powerful influence. She is without a doubt a woman worth knowing! Just Mahalia, Baby: The Mahalia Jackson Story by Laurraine Goreau The Mahalia Jackson Reader by Mark Burford Movin’ On Up by Mahalia Jackson Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel by Jules Schwerin
31 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mattie Elimina Perry

Mattie Elimina Perry was a lovely and colorful young woman who was fully committed to Jesus. She sought to serve the Lord with all her heart. She wanted to be a missionary in China, but was called by God to open and oversee an orphanage and Bible College in North Carolina during the late 19th century. Her story of faith and God’s provision is wonderful. "Healing and Missions" (http://healingandrevival.com/BioMEPerry.htm) "Perry, Mattie Elmina" (https://www.scencyclopedia.org/sce/entries/perry-mattie-elmina/)
30 minutes, 54 seconds
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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913): Known as the “Moses” of her people, Harriet Tubman was the most famous and most influential “conductor” on the Underground Railroad in the years leading up to the Civil War. What was the secret of her success? How was she able to free hundreds of slaves without ever being caught? Join us today for the powerful testimony of a woman whose willingness to listen to and quickly obey the voice of God not only made her an effective rescuer of slaves, but a beloved American icon. Harriet, the Moses of Her People by Sarah Hopkins Bradford Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton
29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mildred Cable

Mildred Cable (1877-1952): Our episode today features the fascinating story of Mildred Cable, a missionary to China who, along with her friends Evangeline and Francesca French, became the first white women to cross the Gobi Desert and--more importantly--bring the Gospel to that rough and dangerous region. Even more remarkable is the fact that they did all this in their 50s and 60s! Mildred’s story demonstrates the fact that age is never a barrier to the work of God! Something Happened by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK) The Gobi Desert by Mildred Cable & Francesca French The Story of Topsy by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK) China: Her Life and People by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK) Through Jade Gate and Central Asia by Mildred Cable & Francesca French (**RARE BOOK) Mildred Cable: Through the Jade Gate by Geoff & Janet Benge
30 minutes, 45 seconds
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Josephine Grey Butler, Part 2

Josephine Butler was considered an activist and a liberal during her lifetime. She grew up in England in the 19th century and campaigned against discriminatory laws against women. She also evangelized prostitutes and worked closely with the Salvation Army. She credited all she accomplished to the power she received daily from her active prayer life with the Lord.Websites "Josephine Butler (1828-1906)" (https://hist259.web.unc.edu/josephinebutler/) "Josephine Butler" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Butler) "International Abolitionist Federation" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Abolitionist_Federation) "Josephine Butler (1828 - 1906)" (https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/butler_josephine.shtml) "Josephine Butler: The Victorian feminist who campaigned for the rights of prostitutes" (https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/josephine-butler-the-victorian-feminist-who-campaigned-for-the-rights-of-prostitutes/) Videos "Josephine Butler and the Contagious Diseases Acts | Pioneering Women" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ActdEdujUdk) "Who was Josephine Butler?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vnZyjiTlBQ)
29 minutes, 10 seconds
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Aimee Semple McPherson P2

Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944): In Part Two of our journey through the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, we look at how the Lord led her to establish Angelus Temple in Los Angeles, which she determined would be a place of worship for all Christians; in fact, her endeavor to bring unity to all Christian denominations made her quite remarkable! Ultimately, her ministry evolved into the Foursquare Church denomination, which has influenced thousands. You won’t want to miss this episode! Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein
30 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ann Preston & Emeline Horton Cleveland

Ann Preston & Emeline Horton Cleveland: That’s right, we discovered two more “bonus” women in medicine to share today! Ann Preston was the first female dean of a medical college, serving at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia (where several of our “Women Worth Knowing” studied!). She sent her colleague Emeline Horton Cleveland to Europe as one of the earliest female students in obstetrics and gynecology. When Emeline returned, she and Ann worked together at the women’s hospital and medical school. These women were such close associates and friends that they are buried next to each other!
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Katherine Parr, Part 2

Katherine Parr (1512-1548): Today we finish the story of Katherine Parr, Queen of England and sixth wife of Henry VIII. Like Queen Esther in the Bible, God raised up Katherine “for such a time as this” to protect and preserve the Reformation cause and the furtherance of the Gospel in England. We wrap up this episode with the rest of Lois Landis’s wonderful story as told by one of our listeners, so be sure to join us! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Queen and the Heretic: How Two Women Changed the Religion of England by Derek Wilson
33 minutes, 17 seconds
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Elizabeth Blackwell P1

 Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): Today as we launch our mini-series on women in medicine, what better place to start than with a two-part series on Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor? Join us today as we begin the story of this determined Quaker woman who overcame constant opposition, prejudice, and rejection in order to attend an all-male medical school and begin to fulfill her calling from God to become a doctor.lizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor? Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): Today as we launch our mini-series on women in medicine, what better place to start than with a two-part series on Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor? Join us today as we begin the story of this determined Quaker woman who overcame constant opposition, prejudice, and rejection in order to attend an all-male medical school and begin to fulfill her calling from God to become a doctor.Join us today as we begin the story of this determined Quaker woman who overcame constant opposition, prejudice, and rejection in order to attend an all-male medical school and begin to fulfill her calling from God to become a doctor. The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Rachel Baker
29 minutes, 27 seconds
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Edith Mary Brown

Edith Mary Brown (1864-1956) Join us today for the story of Edith Mary Brown, English doctor and educator who founded a Christian medical college in India, where she served for over 50 years.
30 minutes
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Pam Markey P1

Pam Markey: Today we are joined in studio by our wonderful long-time missionary friend, Pam Markey! In this first of two episodes, Pam takes us on a journey through her childhood and early years of marriage and raising children before the Lord called her and her husband, George, to bring their large family to Russia to serve as missionaries. Pam’s story is quite remarkable, and we know you will love her as much as we do, so be sure to join us!
26 minutes, 55 seconds
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Catherine Booth P1

Catherine Booth (1829-1890): If you had to choose one 19th century woman who most influenced church history, you’d be hard pressed to find a better choice than Catherine Booth! She and her husband, William, founded the Salvation Army, one of the most influential Christian ministry organizations in history. Along with William, Catherine was also a well-known speaker and advocate for the poor and underprivileged. In fact, it has been said that no one family ever spread the Gospel farther and more effectively than the Booths! Today we begin a two-part series on this remarkable woman and her call to preach the Gospel and reach out to London’s poorest and most destitute with the love of Jesus Christ.  Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond Catherine Booth by Catherine Bramwell Booth Catherine Booth: A Biography of the Co-Founder of the Salvation Army by Roger Joseph Green
27 minutes, 5 seconds
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Anne Askew, Part 1

Anne Askew (1521-1546): That’s right, it’s time for another woman from Tudor England! Today we discuss the life of Anne Askew, a bold, outspoken woman of the English nobility whose stand on the Scriptures and support for the Reformation put her in hot water with the “powers that be.” But before we get into her story, we start out with some “worthy mentions,” lesser known English women connected to Anne who also supported the Reformation. You’ll be amazed at the diverse women who the Lord used at this critical point in English history! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Queen and the Heretic: How Two Women Changed the Religion of England by Derek Wilson
30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lisa Collins P1

Lisa Collins: Today we have the joy of introducing you to another amazing missionary friend, Lisa Collins! In our first of two episodes, Lisa shares about her childhood in a small Michigan town and her move to Florida, where she began her career and eventually gave her life to Jesus. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, God called Lisa to serve as a missionary in Hungary. Her story of God’s guidance and direction will encourage and inspire you, so don’t miss it! You can check out Lisa’s website at: simplyjesus.global
30 minutes, 37 seconds
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Lucy Thurston, Part 1

In 1819, twenty-four-year-old Lucy Goodale met Asa Thurston. They were married within three weeks of meeting, and set sail from Boston eleven days later to become among the first protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands. They served faithfully for over 50 years teaching, pastoring, translating the Bible and raising their five children in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Her influence had a lasting impact. The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah, Christopher L. Cook, Pa’a Studios, Kaua’i, HI, 2015. Perpetuated in Righteousness, Daniel Kikawa, Aloha Ke Akua, Kea’au, HI 1994. Life and Times of Mrs. Lucy G. Thurston, S.C. Andrews, HI, 1882. Missionary Album: Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the American Protestant Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands - Sesquicentennial Edition, Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, HI, 1969.
30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jennie Mitchell

Jennie Mitchell (1885-1978): Today we will be looking at one of Pastor Chuck Smith’s favorite speakers, leaders, and visionaries. She was a frequent speaker at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa during the “Jesus People Movement.” Jenny was born on the plains of Nebraska. Her father was a horse thief. After moving to Los Angeles at the turn of the century, she was called by the Lord into full time service. During her sixty years of ministry, she traveled the world sharing the gospel, started the GO YE FELLOWSHIP with her husband Andrew, and had a weekly radio broadcast. Her story is both colorful and extraordinary!-Born on the Nebraska prairie, in 1885 and died in Ethiopia at 93 years old in 1978. -Family eventually moves to LA-Meets Hubert & Elsie Mitchell, who lead her to Christ- Married Hubert after Elsie’s death, becomes stepmother to his 4 kids-Attended Biola University and founded Go Ye Fellowship where they successfully sent out many couples to the mission field -Traveled the world ministering to missionaries and sharing the Gospel, including moving to Brazil in their 80s-She performed an exorcism, evangelized at brothels and never let a child pass by her without sharing the love of Jesus.Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
27 minutes, 57 seconds
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Martyrs & Medieval Women

Martyrs & Medieval Women: In today’s episode we start off with more amazing female martyrs that we simply could not overlook! Then we transition into the Medieval Period, where we get to know a couple remarkable godly mothers--Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, and Monica, the mother of St. Augustine. While mothers may sometimes find themselves operating behind-the-scenes, their impact is profound and far-reaching--and Helena and Monica are beautiful examples of that! Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe Great Women in Christian History edited by A. Kenneth Curtis & Daniel Graves Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty
31 minutes, 3 seconds
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Lady Selina Hastings, Part 1

Lady Selina Hastings (1707-1791): The great 18th century Methodist Revival brought vast numbers to Christ and produced many remarkable, godly leaders. One of the most significant of these was Lady Selina Hastings, the Countess of Huntingdon and the “Patroness of Methodism.” A member of the English aristocracy and descendant of royalty, Selina was also a devout member of the Anglican Church. However, when she recognized her need for a relationship with Jesus beyond mere religious formality, her life was transformed! She found like-minded fellowship in the fledgling Methodist movement with the Wesley brothers and George Whitefield, and teamed up with them to bring the Gospel throughout the British Isles, American Colonies and beyond. Because of her wide social and political influence, financial support, and unique ability to foster Christian unity, Selina made an incalculable impact on her nation and the world for the cause of Christ! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond The Bold Evangelist: The Life & Ministry of Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon by Priscilla Wong 
27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Catherine Booth P2

Catherine Booth (1829-1890): We are back for Part Two of the fascinating story of Catherine Booth, a woman who was not only the “Mother of the Salvation Army,” but a famous speaker and trailblazer in opening up ministry opportunities for women in the 19th century. Certainly a woman worth knowing! We even added a little “bonus” story at the end, so you’ll definitely want to tune in for this episode! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond Catherine Booth by Catherine Bramwell Booth Catherine Booth: A Biography of the Co-Founder of the Salvation Army by Roger Joseph Green
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Katherine Zell & Anna Bullinger

Katherine Zell (1497-1562) & Anna Bullinger (c. 1504-1564): We continue today with two more Reformation wives! Katherine Zell, the wife of Strasbourg reformer Matthew Zell, was one of the most active women of the Reformation--a brilliant author, hymn writer, and speaker, not to mention hostess to countless destitutes and refugees! Mrs. Zell was a woman to be reckoned with! Then there’s kind and generous Anna Bullinger, who with her husband, Heinrich, made the city of Zurich famous as a refuge for the needy as well as persecuted Protestants in the volatile days of the Reformation. With her influential ministry from the home, it is little wonder that Anna was known throughout Europe as the “Zurich Mother.” These two Reformation wives were certainly very different--but they are both absolutely women worth knowing! Reformation Women: Sixteenth Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity’s Rebirth by Rebecca van Doodewaard Church Mother by Katharina Zell Women of the Reformation in Germany & Italy by Roland Bainton Extraordinary Women of Church History by Ruth Tucker  
30 minutes, 20 seconds
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Marie Monsen, Part 1

Marie Monsen (1878-1962): We are back for the second part of Norwegian missionary Marie Monsen’s incredible story of miracles and revival in early 20th century China! The Lord used this quiet, humble woman to revive the Chinese church and lead many to Christ, simply because she “knew her own littleness” and the greatness of Jesus! It is therefore not surprising that the Shantung Revival that she helped usher in bore solid and lasting fruit for the kingdom of God. You will be so blessed by the testimony and legacy of this lovely, radiant servant of the Lord! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond A Present Help by Marie Monsen The Awakening: Revival in China 1927-1937 by Marie Monsen A Wall of Fire by Marie Monsen
29 minutes, 51 seconds
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Mrs. Oswald Chambers Part 2

Mrs. Oswald “Biddy” Chambers (1883-1966): Author Michelle Ule joins the podcast again today to share about the life of Gertrude “Biddy” Chambers. Having covered Biddy’s early years and marriage to Oswald, Michelle continues the story with their move to Egypt during World War I and the tragic circumstances which unexpectedly launched Biddy’s career as an editor/compiler of Oswald’s sermons. Her masterful work led to the publication of 30 books, including the beloved devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. We know you will love Biddy’s story of radiant faith and perseverance for the glory of God!    Mrs. Oswald Chambers:The Woman Behind the World’s Best-Selling Devotional--Michelle Ule
29 minutes, 32 seconds
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Renee of France Part 2

Renee of France (1510-1575): We continue today with the fascinating story of Renee of France, a member of the French royalty who risked her own comfort, reputation, and well-being to stand with the Huguenots (French Reformers) for the truth of God's Word and the message of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Her willingness to not only love "in word or tongue, but in deed and truth" made her a powerful encouragement and inspiration to the Reformers of her day, and a wonderful example for us to follow in this generation! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula
27 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mary Slessor

Mary Slessor : This is the story of "God and one redhead"--Mary Slessor, the courageous 19th century Scottish missionary who opened up the Calabar region of Nigeria to the Gospel.Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley: Today we are delighted to have with us “live, in person,” our very own Sarah Yardley! Born and raised in Southern California, Sarah and her family have been very involved at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for many years. Yet six years ago the Lord called Sarah to Cornwall, England, where she has directed a major Christian outreach event called CreationFest and ministered on many levels in her local community and around the U.K. Join us for an encouraging and insightful discussion with Sarah on everything from the call of God to the work of God in the midst of a pandemic!
29 minutes, 43 seconds
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Vittoria Colonna & Olympia Morata

Vittoria Colonna (c.1492-1547) & Olimpia Morata (c.1526-1555): One of the most unlikely homes of Reformation thought and teaching was the Catholic stronghold of Italy–and two of the most unlikely figures of the Italian Reformation were female authors Vittoria Colonna and Olimpia Morata! These women bravely defended the biblical principles of justification by faith and the authority of Scripture at the risk of censure and, particularly in Morata’s case, of their own personal well-being. You will definitely want to hear the stories of these brilliant writers and witnesses for Christ! Women and the Reformation by Kersi Stjerna Women of the Reformation in Germany & Italy by Roland Bainton Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King   
31 minutes, 42 seconds
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Madame Guyon P1

Madame Guyon (1647-1717): Today Jasmine is joined by one of our favorite friends of the podcast, Kathy Gilbert! They are excited to share with you a woman they both love--the French mystic, Madame Jeanne Guyon! Born into an affluent Catholic family during the decadent reign of the “Sun King,” Louis XIV, Jeanne faced many struggles in her early years as she attempted not only to resist the materialism and decadence of her culture, but to prove her devotion to God through as many extreme practices as possible. It wasn’t until after she was forced into a miserable arranged marriage that the Lord drew Jeanne into a genuine relationship with Himself. Her transformation would influence an entire nation! Madame Jeanne Guyon: Child of Another World by Dorothy Gawne Coslet Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Madame Guyon Experiencing God through Prayer by Madame Guyon A Short and Easy Method of Prayer by Madame Guyon
27 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lady Selina Hastings, Part 2

Lady Selina Hastings (1707-1791): We finish today with the powerful testimony of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, a woman who was instrumental in furthering the Gospel through the Methodist movement in the 18th century. In fact, it is safe to say that Selina was the glue that held the movement together and enabled it to propagate throughout Britain and beyond! Her love for Jesus and surrender to His will for her life is at once convicting and inspiring! We close our episode with a testimony from one of our listeners in Australia, C.J. Manan, who shared with us about the life and ministry of her sister, Gail. It’s a lovely story of God’s faithfulness and we know you will be blessed to hear it! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond The Bold Evangelist: The Life & Ministry of Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon by Priscilla Wong 
28 minutes, 39 seconds
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Amy Carmichael: Part 2

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): Today we will be talking about a woman who probably needs no introduction! Amy Carmichael was an Irish woman who ministered to working class factory girls in Belfast before becoming a missionary to India, where she spent the rest of her life establishing an orphanage for children rescued from child prostitiution. Her profound, insightful writings have made her one of the best-loved missionaries of all time! If by Amy Carmichael Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael Rose from Brier by Amy Carmichael Whispers of His Power by Amy Carmichael Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael Mimosa by Amy Carmichael Gold Cord by Amy Carmichael Gold By Moonlight by Amy Carmichael Things As They Are by Amy Carmichael Candles in the Dark by Amy Carmichael God’s Missionary by Amy Carmichael His Thoughts Said...His Father Said by Amy Carmichael Toward Jerusalem by Amy Carmichael Ploughed Under by Amy Carmichael Figures of the True by Amy Carmichael Thou Givest, They Gather by Amy Carmichael ALSO… You Are My Hiding Place (compiled by David Hazard) A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank Houghton Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net 
32 minutes, 29 seconds
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Madame Guyon P2

Madame Guyon (1647-1717): Jasmine and Kathy are back for the second part of the remarkable story of Madame Guyon! Utterly transformed by the Word of God and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this dynamic, spiritually sensitive woman began to travel around France simply sharing and writing about what God had shown her. In the process, she sparked a revival that spread throughout the nation and across Europe. Although loyal to the Catholic faith, Madame Guyon’s message of justification by faith made her sound like a Protestant Reformer, for which she faced harsh interrogation and imprisonment. This is a truly amazing story of a godly, uncompromising woman worth knowing! Madame Jeanne Guyon: Child of Another World by Dorothy Gawne Coslet Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Madame Guyon Experiencing God through Prayer by Madame Guyon A Short and Easy Method of Prayer by Madame Guyon
28 minutes, 49 seconds
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Argula von Grumbach & Marie Dentiere

 Argula von Grumbach (1492-c.1557) & Marie Dentiere (1495-1561): The early years of the Protestant Reformation created unprecedented opportunities for women, particularly in terms of writing. Two standout examples of this phenomenon are the fearless and outspoken authors, Argula von Grumbach and Marie Dentiere. Confident of their biblical standing as Christian women in ministry, Argula and Marie tackled highly controversial issues of their day, regardless of pushback from religious leaders. Although censured and suppressed in their lifetime, they have since been recognized as profound theological writers and key Reformation figures. They are without a doubt women worth knowing! Women and the Reformation by Kersi Stjerna Women of the Reformation in Germany & Italy by Roland Bainton Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King   
32 minutes, 5 seconds
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Helen Roseveare P2

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): We continue today with the fascinating story of Helen Roseveare! We pick up with Helen’s call to the mission field, as the Lord leads her to join C.T. Studd’s World Evangelization Crusade ministry in the Belgian Congo after spending time with missionary Edith Moules. Join us as we share about Helen’s missionary training, her rigorous early years as a doctor in the Congo, and her decision to stay and minister to the Congolese people during the extreme political danger and unrest of the 1960s. Through it all, we will see the hand of God guiding, protecting and providing for Helen and the people she loved. You won’t want to miss these remarkable and gripping episodes from the life of “Mama Luka,” the “beloved physician” of the Congolese!
29 minutes, 35 seconds
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Women in Medicine

Women in Medicine: Today we will be looking at not one, not two, not three...but SIX godly women who God used in remarkable ways in the medical field, both at home and abroad! We will be talking about women from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences--pioneer missionary doctors, the first Chinese woman doctor, and even the founder of modern hospice care! These are all definitely women worth knowing! Her-Story: 366 Devotions from 21 Centuries of the Christian Church by Diana Lynn Severance
29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pauline Hamilton

Pauline Hamilton (1915-1988)-Today we begin a two part series on the gripping and colorful life of Dr. Pauline Hamilton, American missionary doctor to China. In this episode we look at the radical testimony of Pauline’s conversion from a proud, rebellious young woman to a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. You will love this one!!
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Various Hymn Writers & Poets

Various Hymn Writers & Poets: Have you ever heard of Charlotte Elliot or Anna Warner? How about Adelaide Pollard or Ellen Lakshmi Goreh? While you may not have heard of these women, there’s a good chance you have heard of the poems and hymns that they wrote! Join us today for NINE (yep, nine!) stories behind some of the best-loved poems and hymns of all time. You will be encouraged and amazed at how the Lord turned challenging and even painful experiences into a song for His glory! Her-Story: 366 Devotions from 21 Centuries of the Christian Church by Diana Lynn Severance 101 Hymn Stories: The Inspiring True Stories Behind 101 Favorite Hymns by Kenneth Osbeck  101 More Hymn Stories: The Inspiring True Stories Behind 101 Favorite Hymns by Kenneth Osbeck  
30 minutes, 55 seconds
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Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena (1347-1380): Born in the midst of what was known as the “Calamitous Century,” Catherine of Siena played an unsung but significant role not only as a mystic pursuing spiritual renewal, but also as an early voice calling for the reform of the corrupt medieval Church. In fact, she has been called the “Martin Luther of her day!” Join us for the story of one of the most noteworthy women of the Middle Ages! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Women of Devotion through the Centuries by Cheryl Forbes
29 minutes, 56 seconds
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Anne Askew, Part 2

Anne Askew (1521-1546): Join us today as we continue with the story of Anne Askew, the fearless English noblewoman who was willing to endure persecution for the sake of the supremacy of God’s Word and the Reformation cause. Though tortured and martyred for her beliefs, Anne’s radiant testimony has lived on to inspire believers for generations. Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Queen and the Heretic: How Two Women Changed the Religion of England by Derek Wilson
28 minutes, 38 seconds
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Louise Celia Fleming & Mary Eliza Mahoney

Louise Celia Fleming (1862-1899) & Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926): In connection with last week’s look at the first African American woman doctors, today we will be talking about the first African American woman missionary doctor, as well as the first African American nurse! Woven throughout all these remarkable lives, we find a common thread of kindness and courage in the face of impossible obstacles and opposition. These women truly embodied the love and grace of Jesus, and their testimonies are a beautiful example for us today! Mary Eliza Mahoney and the Legacy of African-American Nurses by Susan Darraj Mary Eliza Mahoney, 1845-1926: America’s First Black Professional Nurse, A Historical Perspective by Helen S. Miller
30 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cheryl Brodersen, Part 1

After highlighting the lives of many amazing women, our own woman worth knowing, Cheryl Brodersen, finally shares her story with us. She begins with her early years as the daughter of Chuck Smith and describes how she met her husband, Brian. They have four children and have served together in full time ministry for over forty years. Cheryl is a gifted communicator, as you’ve discovered from listening to this podcast. She leads Bible Studies, women’s events, teaches Sunday School and has written five books. God’s faithfulness is the banner that flies over her life and yes, her smile is contagious. Find out more at https://graciouswords.com/about/
31 minutes, 29 seconds
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Susanna Wesley

Susanna Wesley (1669-1742): Few people make a name for themselves because of their parenting, yet today we will be talking about a woman who is best known as the “Mother of Methodism:” Susanna Wesley, the mother of the great 18th century evangelists, John and Charles Wesley. A brilliant and godly woman, this mother of sixteen left a powerful legacy through her child-rearing, educational methods, and (most importantly) her deep spirituality. It is easy to recognize that her influence on the lives of her sons, John and Charles, laid the groundwork for the great Methodist Revival that rocked Great Britain and the American Colonies. Susanna Wesley is certainly a testament to the profound influence of motherhood! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond Susanna Wesley: The Mother of John & Charles Wesley by Arnold A. Dallimore Eminent Women Series: Susanna Wesley by Eliza Clarke & John H. Ingram
33 minutes, 12 seconds
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Elizabeth Blackwell P2

Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910): It’s Part Two of the story of Elizabeth Blackwell! We continue with her amazing testimony of perseverance in the face of prejudice as she began her career as a woman doctor. At every turn, God gave her the insight and ability to handle opposition with grace, wisdom, and fortitude, and over time He opened doors for her to become a trailblazer in medicine both in America and in England. As you listen to her story, you will be amazed at what God can do through a woman who simply chooses to persevere in what He calls her to do! The First Woman Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Rachel Baker
29 minutes, 25 seconds
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Florence Soper Booth

Florence Soper Booth was not raised in a Christian home. However, when she heard the gospel on a trip to London, she committed her life to Jesus. Though shy and unassuming, Florence proved to be a brilliant leader and administrator. She oversaw much of the work of the Salvation Army in London and started ministries that benefited young girls and women. "Florence Booth" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Booth) "Florence Eleanor Booth" (https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp98154/florence-eleanor-booth-nee-soper) "Florence Booth" (https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/about-us/international-heritage-centre/virtual-heritage-centre/people/florence-booth) "Florence Booth" (https://www.londonremembers.com/subjects/florence-booth) "Florence Eleanor Booth, née Soper (1861–1957)" (https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/florence-eleanor-booth-nee-soper-18611957-252403) "Florence Soper Booth" (https://caringmagazine.org/compassion-commitment-power-principle/)
30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Christmas Episode--Joann Ogburn, Denise Carlsen & Charlotte Day

Merry WWK Christmas! Today we present a special episode featuring stories contributed by our listeners! These testimonies serve as a wonderful reminder that the God who worked in and through the lives of women in the past is not finished working yet. May we all be encouraged by the fact that the same Jesus whose birth we celebrate this Christmas is still raising up women worth knowing today!
28 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kris Repp P2

Kris Repp: In this episode, we continue with the story of our friend, Kris Repp, a remarkable woman who has brought her nursing gifts and love for Jesus all over the world! Join us for more stories of God’s faithfulness, as well as wisdom and insights from a life surrendered to the Lord! 
30 minutes, 34 seconds
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Susan La Flesche Picotte P2 & Keiko Okami

Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915) & Keiko Okami (1859-1941): Today we will be finishing the wonderful story of Susan La Flesche, the first Native American doctor, and then share the “bonus” story of Keiko Okami, one of the first Japanese woman doctors! Both women loved and served Jesus in the midst of difficulties and oppression among their own people. While Susan fought for alcohol prohibition and had to earn the trust of Native Americans who were suspicious of “white ways,” Keiko grappled with the cultural shame associated with Japanese women in the medical field. Both ladies have testimonies that are definitely worth knowing!  Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D.: Omaha Indian Leader and Reformer by Benson Tong A Warrior of the People by Joe Starita
29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kelly Arroyo P2

Cheryl is back in studio with our friend, Kelly Arroyo, who has been serving the Lord as a nurse for many years. In today’s episode, we will hear about the fascinating ways that the Lord has been using Kelly both at home and abroad!
29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pam Markey P2

Pam Markey: We continue today with the missionary adventures of Pam Markey as she joins us once again! We will hear about the many joys she has experienced watching God work through her and her family in Eastern Europe, as well as the hardships He has carried them through. Pam’s testimony is one of fruitfulness and of the faithfulness of God; we are sure you will agree that she is definitely a woman worth knowing!
31 minutes, 1 second
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Lilias Trotter

Lilias Trotter (1853-1928): Today we will look at the life of Lilias Trotter, a lovely Victorian woman who gave up her life of privilege and potential fame as an artist to make Jesus known to the Muslims of Algeria. A Passion for the Impossible by Miriam Huffman Rockness Parables of the Cross by Lilias Trotter The Love that was Stronger by I.R. Govan Stewart A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the Art and Writings of Lilias Trotter by Lilias Trotter and Miriam Huffman Rockness Until the Day Breaks by Patricia St John Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 33 seconds
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Amanda Berry Smith

Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915): In today’s podcast we will be telling the fascinating story of Amanda Berry Smith, a woman born into slavery in Maryland who became an evangelist, international preacher, missionary to Liberia and founder of an orphanage for African American children. You definitely will not want to miss her powerful story! The Story of the Lord’s Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith by Amanda Berry
30 minutes, 17 seconds
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Anne Boleyn, Part 1

Anne Boleyn (c. 1501-1536): Anne Boleyn may be one of the most well-known and controversial figures in English history! Yet the fact remains that she was one of the primary catalysts for King Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy, which inadvertently initiated the Protestant Reformation in England. Though not always recognized or appreciated, as Queen of England Anne took a brave stand for the Word of God and church reform in a volatile political and religious climate. She was more than just an enigmatic figure in English history–she is definitely a woman worth knowing! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives Tudor Victims of the Reformation by Lynda Telford
29 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jeanne d’Albret, Part 2

Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572): We are back for Part Two of the captivating story of Jeanne d’Albret, the French princess who took a stand against the political and spiritual corruption of the French aristocracy for the cause of Christ. Not only did Jeanne bring radical reform and religious tolerance to her kingdoms, but she became the backbone of the Huguenot movement. What’s more, her godly influence on her son led him to eventually issue the Edict of Nantes, a revolutionary document that brought religious freedom to France. It is hard to imagine what course the nation of France might have taken in the 16th and 17th centuries without the dynamic spiritual influence of this woman worth knowing! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King The Life of Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre by Martha Walker Freer Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula
29 minutes, 11 seconds
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Susan Angeline Collins, Part 1

In honor of Black History month, we are excited to share about an amazing woman of color. Susan was born on July 3, 1851 in the free state of Illinois. Her parents, Isaac and Sarah Ann, were both emancipated slaves. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Upper Iowa University; the first black woman to graduate from Chicago Training School; and the first black woman to be supported and sent out as a missionary to Africa by the Women’s Foreign Mission Society. Susan worked in various capacities with Bishop Taylor before starting and building her own school and orphanage in Quessua where she served as the administrator, teacher, principal, and nurse for over twenty-five years. When she returned to the states, Susan was a sought-after speaker at women’s meetings, churches, and various events. She never complained about the hardships or setbacks of her life, though there were many, but rather she worked with whatever circumstances life presented her with great success. Her story is so remarkable that we needed three episodes to highlight the obstacles, accomplishments, and events of her life Susan Aneline Collins: With a Hallelujah Heart By Janis Bennington Van Burent
30 minutes, 51 seconds
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More Women in Medicine

More Women in Medicine: There are just so many notable Christian women in medicine, we didn’t want to leave anyone out! So join us today for some more remarkable stories!
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Elizabeth Bunyan & Sarah Edwards

Elizabeth Bunyan (c.1641-1691) & Sarah Edwards (1710-1758): John Bunyan and Jonathan Edwards are two of the most famous and important figures in Church History–one as the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, and the other as America’s first and arguably greatest philosopher and theologian. Yet as with many Christian leaders, they would not have been as influential as they were without their wives! Elizabeth Bunyan’s commitment to the cause of Christ enabled her husband to fulfill his ministry despite frequent imprisonment, and Sarah Edwards’ hospitality and deep spirituality made a profound impact on both her husband and community. When you hear their stories you will agree that these are certainly women worth knowing! 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elisabeth Dodds Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union by Edna Gerstner
34 minutes, 52 seconds
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Even More Medieval Women

Even More Medieval Women: That’s right folks, we aren’t done with the Middle Ages yet! While Christian women of this era may not be well-known today, in their time they exerted powerful influence for the Kingdom of God in diverse ways. There’s Hilda, the Abbess of the famous Abbey at Whitby; Leoba, who teamed up with the great missionary Boniface to establish monasteries all over Central Europe for education and the spread of the Gospel; Hroswitha, the first woman poet and playwright in German history; and Hildegard von Bingen, a widely influential abbess, musical composer and preacher. You will definitely be glad you got to know these fascinating women! Great Women in Christian History edited by A. Kenneth Curtis & Daniel Graves Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty  
30 minutes, 15 seconds
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Elizabeth Fry Part 2

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845): Today we continue with Part Two of the fascinating story of Quaker social reformer Elizabeth Fry, looking at how the Lord launched her into prison reform in England and abroad, and then extended her influence to everything from the field of nursing to care for the mentally ill! In spite of opposition, financial crisis and poor health, God gave this humble woman a platform among Parliament members, heads of state and royalty. Yet what did she always point to as the secret to her success? The power of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to transform lives! Betsy: The Dramatic Biography of Prison Reformer Elizabeth Fry by Jean Hatton
29 minutes, 22 seconds
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Janette Henning, Part 1

Janette Henning is the author of If One Life and the mother of Melissa Camp, the first wife of Jeremy Camp who died in 2000. Janette Henning shares with listeners the poignant story of Melissa’s commitment to Jesus, life, death, and legacy. Melissa, If One Life... by Janette Henning
30 minutes, 12 seconds
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Katharine Bushnell P1

Katharine Bushnell (1856-1946): In today’s episode, we begin the story of a remarkable woman who was not only a doctor, but an author, missionary and activist! Her name was Katharine Bushnell. Katharine grew up in the Methodist Church and developed a strong walk with the Lord as she went to medical school and eventually to China as a missionary doctor. Although her ministry in China was cut short, the Lord opened other doors for her to serve in India, as well as work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union...and that’s just part of her story! So join us for Part One as we look at the remarkable life of Katharine Bushnell! Oh Thou Woman That Bringest Good Tidings: The Life and Work of Katharine C. Bushnell by Dana Hardwick  God’s Word to Women by Katharine C. Bushnell  
28 minutes, 30 seconds
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Idelette Calvin

Idelette Calvin (c. 1509-1549): Besides Martin Luther, the man whose name is most synonymous with the Protestant Reformation is the great John Calvin. Like Luther, Calvin had a remarkable wife who stood by his side throughout his fruitful yet often difficult ministry. Yet how did this shy, bookish, confirmed bachelor come to get married in the first place? And what kind of woman was his wife, Idelette? Join us for today’s episode to find out! 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen
30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Anna Spafford Part 2

Anna Spafford (1842-1923): Anna’s life was so unusual and eventful that we felt we needed another podcast to cover it all! Join us for Part Two of the story of Anna Spafford!
28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson, Part 1

We have the rare opportunity today to bring in studio a mother-daughter duo: authors Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson! In this episode, they share with us about their lively family dynamics, their relationship as mother and daughter, and their current ministry as authors, podcast hosts, and more!Books Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher Jesus and Gender: Living as Brothers and Sisters in Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids With the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time by Elyse Fitzpatrick Podcasts Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women Front Porch with the Fitzes
30 minutes, 22 seconds
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Elisabeth Elliott Part 1

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015): A woman who probably needs no introduction! Elisabeth Elliot was one of the most influential and beloved Christian women of the 20th century. Join us and our special guest, Kathy Gilbert, as we discuss Elisabeth’s marriage to radical missionary martyr, Jim Elliot; her own ministry among the people who killed her husband; her rise to prominence as a Christian author and speaker; and Kathy’s own personal experience of friendship with her! You definitely won’t want to miss this one!! Becoming Elisabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn By her: Through Gates of Splendor Shadow of the Almighty The Savage My Kinsman These Strange Ashes A Path Through Suffering Passion and Purity A Chance To Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael Blue Letter Bible: Audio messages visit: blueletterbible.org/audio_video/elliot_elisabeth
30 minutes, 39 seconds
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Betty Stam

Betty Stam (1906-1934): Tragedy or Triumph? This is the story of Betty Stam, a young American woman who, along with her husband John, served with the China Inland Mission at the start of the Chinese Communist regime. Their testimony of surrender to God’s plans and their pursuit of the kingdom of God to the uttermost is sure to inspire and encourage you to “seek first the kingdom of God” as well! The Triumph of John and Betty Stam by Mrs. Howard Taylor John Betty Stam: Missionary Martyrs by Vance Christie The Faith of Betty Scott Stam by Betty Stam Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
29 minutes, 21 seconds
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Katie Luther P2

Katie Luther (1499-1552): We continue today with the story of Katie Luther, wife of the great Martin Luther! Although Katie may have seemed an unusual match for the mighty reformer, she was a dynamic force in her own right! She proved to be perfectly suited to walk with her husband through all the successes and disappointments, all the joys and challenges that he faced as the initiator of one of the most transformative movements in western history. Not only that, but you would be hard pressed to find a gal who better exemplified the traits of the “Proverbs 31 Woman!” If you think Martin Luther was significant, then you DEFINITELY need to learn about the woman who helped make him the man he was, because Katie Luther is certainly a woman worth knowing! 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen Katharina von Bora: A Reformation Life by Rudolf & Marilynn Markwald  
24 minutes, 59 seconds
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Marilyn Laszlo

Marilyn Laszlo (1933-2021): Once again, Jasmine and her mother, Debbie Alnutt, are delighted to share with you another incredible missionary testimony! Marilyn Laszlo served with Wycliffe Translators among the Sepik Iwam people of Papua New Guinea, laboring for nearly 20 years to reduce their language to writing and translate the Bible into their language. Her story is filled with humorous incidents and amazing miracles, as well as undeniable evidence of the power of God and His Word to transform lives. Mission Possible by Marilyn Laszlo A is for Airstrip: A Missionary’s Jungle Adventure by Marilyn Laszlo Come By Here (DVD) by Marilyn Laszlo
41 minutes, 19 seconds
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Maude Cary

Maude Cary (1878-1967): In this episode, Jasmine is joined by her mother, Debbie Alnutt, to bring you the story of a remarkable missionary who has really blessed both of their lives personally. Maude Cary was a brilliant linguist and gifted Bible teacher who served tirelessly among the people of Morocco. Although her poor health prevented her from the pioneer ministry she longed to engage in alongside the man she loved, her heart of sacrifice and surrender bore incredible fruit and stands as a shining testament to the worthiness of Christ and the importance of investing in eternity. Miss Terri!: The Story of Maude Cary, Pioneer GMU Missionary in Morocco by Evelyn Stenbock
34 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mary Edwards Walker

Mary Edwards Walker: Guess what folks, we found a “bonus” woman in medicine to share about! Mary Edwards Walker was an American suffragist, abolitionist and doctor. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse and surgeon until she was captured by the Confederacy and held as a POW. After the war, she was given the Presidential Medal of Honor for her bravery and service, the only woman to ever receive this distinguished award. This colorful Christian woman is someone you’ll want to hear about!
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Aimee Semple McPherson Part 4

Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944): As we wrap up the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, we will see that God not only works in and through us, but sometimes in spite of us. Aimee’s later years were marked by controversy, sometimes as a result of her mistakes, but often as a result of attack and opposition to the work God was doing. And yet the Lord was able to redeem even these things for His purposes, demonstrating His goodness and faithfulness to those who love Him. Aimee: Life Story of Aimee Semple McPherson by Aimee Semple McPherson Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody’s Sister by Edith L. Blumhofer Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein  
28 minutes, 46 seconds
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Edith Studd Buxton & Mary Warburton Booth

Edith Studd Buxton & Mary Warburton Booth: Today we are joined by a VERY special guest, Debbie Alnutt, who shares with us about not just one, but TWO remarkable missionaries! Debbie highlights a critical period in the lives and ministries of Edith Buxton and Mary Warburton Booth as they learn through totally unique circumstances the truth that everything in the Christian life is done “not by might, nor by power, but by the Holy Spirit!”Edith Studd Buxton: Reluctant Missionary by Edith Buxton Mary Warburton Booth: These Things I Have Seen by Mary Warburton Booth My Testimony by Mary Warburton Booth  
30 minutes, 55 seconds
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Edith Schaeffer

Edith Schaeffer (1914-2013): Debbie Alnutt is back again with Jasmine to share about another woman that they think you should know about, Edith Schaeffer! Edith was the wife of Christian theologian and philosopher, Francis Schaeffer. Together, they co-founded L’Abri Ministries at their home in Switzerland--a ministry that profoundly impacted European and American youth in the 1950s-1960s. While the Lord used Francis to awaken a generation to the dangers of modern secularism, He used Edith to show broken young people the beauty of Christian living within the setting of family and home life. She authored twenty books including The Tapestry & L’Abri, both based on their life together. We love Edith Schaeffer and we know that you will too! The Tapestry: The Life and Times of Francis and Edith Schaeffer L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer What is a Family? by Edith Schaeffer A Way of Seeing by Edith Schaeffer The Art of Life by Edith Schaeffer 10 Things Parents Must Teach Their Children (And Learn from Themselves) by Edith Schaeffer Affliction: A Compassionate Christian Look at Understanding the Reality of Pain & Suffering in Our Lives by Edith Schaeffer  
31 minutes, 48 seconds
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Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549): Without a doubt, the French Reformation would not have had the impact it did without the influence of Marguerite de Navarre and her daughter, Jeanne d’Albret! As the sister of King Francis I, Marguerite made an incredible impact for the furtherance of the Gospel and the Reformation movement in France by protecting Huguenot reformers, promoting their cause, and writing profound theological works. As a member of the French royalty, her willingness to align herself with the persecuted Protestants at the risk of her own reputation and position is nothing short of remarkable! Once you hear her story, we know you will love Marguerite as much as we do! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty  Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois by Marguerite de Navarre The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre The Mirror of the Sinful Soul by Marguerite de Navarre
29 minutes, 50 seconds
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Joan of Arc & Julian of Norwich

Joan of Arc (1412-1431) & Julian of Norwich (1342-1416): Perhaps some of the more well-known women of the Middle Ages were those we now classify as “mystics,” those who pursued deeper spiritual union with Jesus primarily through prayer and meditation. Some mystics--like Joan of Arc--may seem eccentric and bizarre, but many others--like Julian of Norwich--simply sought closer communion with the Lord, and played an important role in spiritually reviving a corrupt and dying medieval church! When we understand the context in which these women lived, it helps us appreciate the fact that the mystics are definitely worth knowing! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Women of Devotion through the Centuries by Cheryl Forbes  
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Shari Jerue

Today we have in studio a “live” woman worth knowing, Shari Jerue! She shares with us her story of how God’s love transformed her life after a troubled upbringing. He then used her own experiences to give her a unique compassion for incarcerated women that has opened doors for a fruitful prison ministry. You will not want to miss this beautiful and inspiring story of God’s redemption!
35 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tessa Afshar, Part 2

Our guest today is Tessa Afshar. She is a gifted storyteller who writes award-winning biblical fiction. Her Persian heritage provides her with keen insights into life in the Middle East and makes her characters come alive. Tessa's personal story is as vivid and heartwarming as her books. We think you'll marvel, as we did, when you hear the amazing way Jesus drew her to Himself.Visit www.tessaafshar.com to find out more about this lovely woman worth knowing. https://tessaafshar.com/books/ https://tessaafshar.com/meet-tessa/
34 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lisa Collins P2

Lisa Collins: We are joined once again by Lisa Collins as she dives into some of the adventures God has led her on as a missionary in Hungary for the past eighteen years! Although willing to serve wherever there was a need, the Lord gave Lisa the desire of her heart when she became the Missions & Outreach Coordinator for Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. She shares with us some of her experiences leading outreach teams all over the world as well as ministering during the refugee crisis in Eastern Europe. You won’t want to miss her wonderful insights and powerful testimonies of what God has done, so join us today to hear from this delightful woman worth knowing! Visit Lisa’s website: simplyjesus.global
31 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pauline Hamilton P2

Pauline Hamilton (1915-1988)-Today we continue our two part series on the gripping and colorful life of Dr. Pauline Hamilton, American missionary doctor to China. In this episode we look at Pauline’s Ministry work in Taiwan and Mainland China.
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Edith Moules

Edith Moules (1900-1949): In today’s episode, we will be introduced to a British nurse named Edith Moules, who served as a medical missionary in the Congo and witnessed a remarkable revival among the outcast leper communities in Africa. Yet that was not what she originally wanted to do! Join us as we walk with Edith through her journey of surrender to the Lord’s plans for her life, and the beautiful fruit that resulted. Her transparency and honesty, even concerning her flaws and weaknesses make her a relatable and remarkable woman worth knowing! Mighty Through God: The Life of Edith Moules by Norman Grubb
30 minutes, 16 seconds
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Corrie ten Boom: Part 1

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983): Join us for a two-part journey through the incredible life and testimony of Corrie ten Boom, one of the most well-known Christians of the 20th century! From a quiet life as a watchmaker's daughter in Holland to assisting with underground operations to rescue Jews during World War II; from suffering in a Nazi concentration camp to becoming a world-renowned speaker on the power of God's love and forgiveness--you won't want to miss Corrie's captivating story! The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom  Tramp for God by Corrie ten Boom & Jamie Buckingham A Prisoner and Yet… by Corrie ten Boom Not Good if Detached by Corrie ten Boom The Watchmaker's Daughter by Jean Watson Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
27 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hannah More Part 2

(1745-1833): Join us for Part Two of the fascinating story of Hannah More, one of the most influential women of her generation, whose love for God and mankind led her to become one of Victorian England’s greatest reformers! Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More by Karen Swallow Prior
30 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fanny Crosby

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915): Fanny Crosby was blinded at infancy--yet this didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most prolific hymn writers and important figures in the history of American worship! Join us as we talk about this incredible woman who chose to glorify God in spite of her blindness and found that in her weakness, He was made strong! Safe in the Arms of Jesus by Chester & S. Ann Hearn Fanny Crosby the Hymn Writer [Heroes of the Faith] by Bernard Ruffin Blessed Assurance: The Life & Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby by John Loveland
30 minutes, 17 seconds
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Gladys Aylward: Part 2

Gladys Aylward: Part 2- We open our podcast with the incredible, captivating story of "the small woman," Gladys Aylward, who served as a missionary to China in the early 20th century--such an amazing story that we needed two podcasts to tell it!Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mrs. Oswald Chambers Part 1

Mrs. Oswald “Biddy” Chambers (1883-1966): Today we have the joy of bringing in a special guest (and friend of our podcast!), Michelle Ule! An author and historian, Michelle has written several works of historical fiction. She has also authored a biography on the life of Mrs. Oswald “Biddy” Chambers, the wife of Oswald Chambers, who is known for his famous devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. Michelle joins us for a two-part podcast to share the story of this stellar woman, as well as some fascinating “backstory” insights into how the Lord guided her through this project. We know you will love both “Biddy” and Michelle, because they are certainly women worth knowing! Mrs. Oswald Chambers:The Woman Behind the World’s Best-Selling Devotional--Michelle Ule
37 minutes, 22 seconds
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Lady Jane Grey, Part 2

Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554): We continue today with the poignant story of England’s “Nine Day Queen,” Lady Jane Grey. Although used as a political pawn by unscrupulous members of the aristocracy (including her own parents!), Jane maintained her ardent, radiant faith in Christ to the very end of her life, serving as an inspiration to the Protestant cause in England. We close this episode with another story sent in by one of our listeners, the incredible testimony of missionary Phyllis Sortor. You won’t want to miss it! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Lady Jane Grey, Part 1

Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554): One of the most tragic figures in English history is Lady Jane Grey, the “Nine Day Queen of England” whose lineage and outspoken Protestant faith put her in the crosshairs of political intrigue around the throne. Today we will talk about Lady Jane’s early life and how her faith in Jesus carried her through a turbulent and difficult childhood. We know you will find this brave young girl as fascinating as we do! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Susannah Spurgeon

Susannah Spurgeon (1832-1903): Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers,” was one of the most significant Christian figures of the 19th century. Yet serving alongside this great man was a very special woman, his wife Susannah. Today we will learn not only about their beautiful marriage, but about the unique calling and ministry God gave Susannah! A Basket of Summer Fruit Ten Years of My Life in the Service of the Book Fund Ten Years After! Autobiography of Charles H. Spurgeon A Cluster of Camphire: Words of Cheer and Comfort for Sick and Sorrowful Souls Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes Jr
30 minutes, 38 seconds
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Robin Gunn, Part 1

Today we welcome in one of our listeners, who happens to be a woman worth knowing herself: Robin Jones Gunn! Robin is best known as the author of the beloved Christy Miller books, a popular Christian series for teenagers. She has also written a plethora of other books, some of which have become Hallmark film adaptations! Yet while Robin may be an incredibly gifted storyteller, her own personal story is also worth hearing! So join us today as we listen to some of Robin’s early adventures, including a Bible smuggling experience behind the Iron Curtain! It’s a thrilling tale you won’t want to miss! The Christy Miller Collection by Robin Jones Gunn The Sierra Jensen Collection by Robin Jones Gunn The Glenbrooke Series by Robin Jones Gunn Victim of Grace: When God’s Goodness Prevails by Robin Jones Gunn
30 minutes, 17 seconds
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Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582): Today we will discuss one of the most famous women in Spanish history! Her name is Teresa of Avila, a nun and mystic who, like Catherine of Siena, not only loved the Lord devotedly, but also loved her neighbor through practical service. After years of spiritual struggle, Teresa was transformed by an understanding of what Jesus had done for her. Inspired by her newly found faith, she sparked a reform movement in the Carmelite Order and wrote several books that are considered classics of Spanish literature. Teresa is definitely a woman worth knowing! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Women of Devotion through the Centuries by Cheryl Forbes
27 minutes, 30 seconds
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Louisa MacDonald

Today we are honored to have Jolyn Canty in the studio with us. She's the author of Far Above Rubies: The Life of Louisa MacDonald. You'll love getting to know Louisa. She bore eleven children, was an author, an accomplished musician, and was also the wife of George MacDonald (one of the greatest Christian writers of the Victorian era). C.S. Lewis praised Louisa's husband with these words: "I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself!" Louisa and George's love story is beautiful and their partnership in ministry continues to inspire couples today.Our guest, Jolyn, also illustrated a beautiful children's book titled, Classic Poems for Children: Selected by George MacDonald's Daughter, Lilia Scott MacDonald. Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty "Classic Poems for Children: Selected by George MacDonald's Daughter, Lilia Scott MacDonald", illustrated by Jolyn Canty
37 minutes, 3 seconds
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Aimee Semple McPherson P3

Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944): That’s right, we are back for more from Aimee Semple McPherson! Yet in this episode, we aren’t going to just continue talking about Aimee, but about the lives of others she influenced--especially a few folks who have been a big part of Cheryl’s life! Trust us, you will be amazed at these testimonies from the fruit of Aimee’s ministry! Aimee: Life Story of Aimee Semple McPherson by Aimee Semple McPherson Aimee Semple McPherson: Everybody’s Sister by Edith L. Blumhofer Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein  
29 minutes, 25 seconds
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Helen Roseveare P3

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): In our final episode on the powerful story of Helen Roseveare, we continue to discuss the incredible hardship and suffering she faced in the midst of the Congo’s chaotic sociopolitical atmosphere of the 1960s. As corrupt leaders raised up child soldiers to purge the country of white people, Helen and several other missionary women and children were taken hostage, assaulted and raped. Yet through this horrific nightmare, Helen was surrounded by the powerful, comforting presence of Jesus as never before, and truly experienced the privilege and fellowship of His sufferings as He healed and strengthened her in the midst of profound tribulation. After her rescue by white mercenaries in 1965, she was sent home to England, only to return to minister in the Congo 15 months later! Eventually, Helen began teaching and speaking for the WEC throughout the world, allowing the Lord to use both her experiences as a missionary as well as her persecution and rape to bring countless others into the miraculous victory and healing that she had experienced through the love of Jesus. You will definitely not want to miss this powerful episode in the life of this woman who is truly worth knowing!
29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Elizabeth of Hungary

Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231): It is rare indeed to find someone in a place of power and privilege who is willing to lay it all aside for the sake of Christ and the Gospel. Yet this was the testimony of Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval princess who spent her short life joyfully sacrificing her own comforts and resources for the poor and needy in her kingdom of Thuringia. A powerful symbol of Christian love and charity, Elizabeth also provides us with a remarkable link to the Protestant Reformation! Join us today for this beautiful and inspiring story of a woman who truly embodied the humble, sacrificial love of Jesus! Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula The Story of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by William Canton & Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale Life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Duchess of Thuringia by Montalembert & Hoyt  
29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Amy Carmichael: Part 1

Amy Carmichael (1867-1951): Today we will be talking about a woman who probably needs no introduction! Amy Carmichael was an Irish woman who ministered to working class factory girls in Belfast before becoming a missionary to India, where she spent the rest of her life establishing an orphanage for children rescued from child prostitiution. Her profound, insightful writings have made her one of the best-loved missionaries of all time! If by Amy Carmichael Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael Rose from Brier by Amy Carmichael Whispers of His Power by Amy Carmichael Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael Mimosa by Amy Carmichael Gold Cord by Amy Carmichael Gold By Moonlight by Amy Carmichael Things As They Are by Amy Carmichael Candles in the Dark by Amy Carmichael God’s Missionary by Amy Carmichael His Thoughts Said...His Father Said by Amy Carmichael Toward Jerusalem by Amy Carmichael Ploughed Under by Amy Carmichael Figures of the True by Amy Carmichael Thou Givest, They Gather by Amy Carmichael ALSO… You Are My Hiding Place (compiled by David Hazard) A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank Houghton Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net 
29 minutes, 21 seconds
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Holly Matos

Today we are joined by Holly Matos, a missionary who along with her husband, Manolo, serves in Lima, Peru, where Manolo pastors Calvary Chapel Lima. Holly’s story of serving the Lord from her youth is a beautiful example of saying “Yes” to Jesus and being open and available to everything He puts in front of us. Her passion and enthusiasm for God and His Word is contagious, and we know you will love Holly as much as we do!
31 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ida Scudder P2

Ida Scudder (1870-1960): Today we continue with the fascinating story of Ida Scudder, the reluctant medical missionary who became a pioneer in providing medical care to the women of India. “Dr. Ida” and her groundbreaking work inspired a generation of women after her who would bring the Gospel to India through their medical service. You won’t want to miss this story! Dr. Ida by Dorothy Clarke Wilson
30 minutes
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Cheryl Brodersen, Part 2

After highlighting the lives of many amazing women, our own woman worth knowing, Cheryl Brodersen, finally shares her story with us. She begins with her early years as the daughter of Chuck Smith and describes how she met her husband, Brian. They have four children and have served together in full time ministry for over forty years. Cheryl is a gifted communicator, as you’ve discovered from listening to this podcast. She leads Bible Studies, women’s events, teaches Sunday School and has written five books. God’s faithfulness is the banner that flies over her life and yes, her smile is contagious. Find out more at https://graciouswords.com/about/
34 minutes, 44 seconds
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Priscilla Studd

Priscilla Studd (1864-1929): What is it like to be married to a radical pioneer missionary? And what do you do when that calling creates conflict? These were the questions that faced Priscilla Studd, wife of famed English cricketer-turned-missionary C.T. Studd. Join us as we explore Priscilla’s journey through her daunting challenges and the victorious, radiant testimony that God developed through her surrendered life! No Sacrifice Too Great (AKA C.T. Studd & Priscilla) by Eileen Vincent The Cambridge Seven by John Pollock C.T. Studd: Cricketer & Pioneer by Norman Grubb Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
31 minutes
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Robin Gunn, Part 2

We are back in studio with our friend, author Robin Jones Gunn, as she shares with us about her marriage and her ministry to teenage girls, which first inspired her to begin her career as a writer. Robin’s story is a beautiful testament to the fact that when we surrender our gifts and talents to Jesus, He is able to use them for far greater purposes than we could ever imagine! Her story is so engaging and inspiring that we know you will want to hear it! The Christy Miller Collection by Robin Jones Gunn The Sierra Jensen Collection by Robin Jones Gunn The Glenbrooke Series by Robin Jones Gunn Victim of Grace: When God’s Goodness Prevails by Robin Jones Gunn
32 minutes, 8 seconds
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Susan La Flesche Picotte P1

Susan La Flesche Picotte (1865-1915): Join us today for Part One of the story of Susan La Flesche, the first Native American doctor! In this episode, we will learn about Susan’s fascinating background as the daughter of an Omaha tribal chief, her calling to become a doctor to her people, and her journey to get there! Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D.: Omaha Indian Leader and Reformer by Benson Tong A Warrior of the People by Joe Starita
28 minutes, 50 seconds
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Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell (1865-1915): As we continue our journey through women in medicine, we come to the fascinating story of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who pioneered nursing in Belgium on the eve of World War I. Known for her kindness and compassion, Edith risked all to help wounded British soldiers escape from the Germans during the war. Not only did her courage inspired the English nation, but her sacrifice and forgiveness in the face of injustice offer us a beautiful picture of a Christ-like life. Edith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing Squad by Catherine Butcher
31 minutes, 40 seconds
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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Part 2 with Robin Jones Gunn

Through the characters in her famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, this daughter of a minister exposed the horrors of slavery and influenced the course of American history. Nine years after the release of her instantly best-selling book, the Civil War began. Harriet’s deep love for God and her sense of justice is evident in all of the books she wrote. She traveled extensively, spoke to thousands in the US and abroad, and even dined with Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle. Even through the times of tragedy in her life, Harriet continued to give generously to others. After the Civil War, she bought a plantation and hired back the displaced former slaves. She personally taught hundreds of former slaves to read and write. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds
46 minutes, 11 seconds
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Isobel Kuhn

Isobel Kuhn (1901-1957): Today we feature the story of Canadian author and missionary Isobel Kuhn, who served among the Lisu people of China with her husband, John. Not only did the Lord use her in remarkable ways, but she is one of the most refreshingly transparent women you'll ever meet! By Searching  In the Arena Whom God Has Joined Second Mile People Nests Above the Abyss Ascent to the Tribes Stones of Fire Children of the Hills Green Leaf in Drought (The Story of Arthur and Wilda Mathews) Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net 
28 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jeanne d’Albret, Part 1

Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572): The apple doesn’t fall from the tree–at least in the case of Jeanne d’Albret! A reform-minded French royal like her mother, Marguerite de Navarre, Jeanne went a step further than her mom by boldly breaking with the Catholic Church and aligning herself fully with the Protestant cause. Placed in precarious political situations from the time she was young, Jeanne relied on her relationship with Jesus to give her the strength and conviction she needed to navigate the political corruption and spiritual complacency plaguing the French Court. And that’s just scratching the surface! So join us for Part One of her intriguing story! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Reformation Thought: An Anthology of Sources by Margaret King The Life of Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre by Martha Walker Freer Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula
28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Caroline Gates

Caroline Gates (1866-1947): Today we have a “mother-daughter” podcast, as very special guest Debbie Alnutt returns! She joins Jasmine to share a story about the work of the Holy Spirit in the midst of profound trials and suffering as experienced by Caroline Gates, a missionary to China who miraculously survived the Chinese Boxer Rebellion of 1900 along with fellow missionaries Archibald and Flora Glover. Debbie also tags on a “bonus” story from the life of another missionary to China, Mildred Cable. These are remarkable stories of God’s very tangible presence and comfort in time of need!  A Thousand Miles of Miracle in China by Archibald Glover
41 minutes, 9 seconds
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Joanne Shetler

Joanne Shetler (1936-Present): Join us today as we explore the incredible ministry of Wycliffe Bible translator Joanne Shetler, who witnessed a powerful work of God’s Spirit among the unreached Balangao people of the Philippines. As Jo spent twenty years translating the Word of God into Balangao, she watched Him bring radical deliverance from demonic oppression, perform miraculous healings, and effect the spiritual transformation of an entire people through the Gospel message. It’s no wonder she entitled her autobiography, And the Word Came With Power! And the Word Came With Power by Joanne Shetler
30 minutes, 42 seconds
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Aimee Semple McPherson P1

Aimee Semple McPherson (1890-1944): Born the year Catherine Booth died, Aimee Semple McPherson was raised in the Salvation Army church and ministry. In fact, an early influence in her life was Catherine’s daughter, Evangeline Booth! Inspired to step out and preach the Gospel herself, the Lord eventually led Aimee and her mother into a remarkable evangelistic ministry. Join us for this first of four fascinating episodes as we look at the ministry and influence of this dynamic woman you definitely should know! Sister Aimee: The Life of Aimee Semple McPherson by Daniel Mark Epstein
29 minutes, 28 seconds
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Early Church Martyrs

Early Church Martyrs: Today we begin a multi-part series on women of the Early Church period and Middle Ages! During the first centuries of church history, Christians were often persecuted mercilessly at the hands of various Roman Emperors and officials, courageously laying their lives down for their faith in Jesus. Today we will look at several women whose radiant witness in the face of death made an enormous impact for the Kingdom of God. The church father Tertullian declared, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church,” and that certainly holds true for these inspiring women! Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe
33 minutes, 45 seconds
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Josephine Grey Butler, Part 1

Josephine Butler was considered an activist and a liberal during her lifetime. She grew up in England in the 19th century and campaigned against discriminatory laws against women. She also evangelized prostitutes and worked closely with the Salvation Army. She credited all she accomplished to the power she received daily from her active prayer life with the Lord.Websites "Josephine Butler (1828-1906)" (https://hist259.web.unc.edu/josephinebutler/) "Josephine Butler" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Butler) "International Abolitionist Federation" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Abolitionist_Federation) "Josephine Butler (1828 - 1906)" (https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/butler_josephine.shtml) "Josephine Butler: The Victorian feminist who campaigned for the rights of prostitutes" (https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/josephine-butler-the-victorian-feminist-who-campaigned-for-the-rights-of-prostitutes/) Videos "Josephine Butler and the Contagious Diseases Acts | Pioneering Women" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ActdEdujUdk) "Who was Josephine Butler?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vnZyjiTlBQ)
29 minutes, 32 seconds
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Florence nightingale P1

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): The name Florence Nightingale is practically synonymous with nursing...yet how did this privileged, well-to-do English woman become a pioneer in what was at the time considered a disreputable and ignominious occupation? Simply because she felt called by God to help people! Join us today for Part One of a two-part series on this fascinating woman whose gifts in mathematics and statistics helped pioneer modern nursing as we know it today! Florence Nightingale by Anna Revell
29 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ka’ahumanu, Part 2

Robin has a personal affection for our unforgettable Woman Worth Knowing this week. During the decade that Robin lived on Maui, she saw the name “Ka’ahumanu” on a church, a shopping mall, and street signs. She began researching this extraordinary woman and found conflicting opinions over this powerful woman’s influence in the Hawaiian Islands. She lived during a period of vast change. Known as “the favorite” wife of King Kamehameha the Great, Ka’ahumanu held the role of “Kuhina Nui” or Queen. After his death, she ruled supreme during the reign of two of Kamehameha’s sons. The first company of New England Protestant missionaries arrived 11 months after her husband died, and by and by Ka’ahumanu put her faith in Christ alone. She was born in a cave before the arrival of Western contact, when human sacrifice was still practiced. Right before she died in 1832, she was handed the very first copy of the Hawaiian New Testament. As a result of many of her significant decisions, revival spread through the islands. Ka’ahumanu: Molder of Change, by Jane L. Silverman, Friends of Judiciary History Center of Hawai’i, Honolulu, 1987 The Magnificent Matriarch: Ka’ahumanu, Queen of Hawai’i, by Kathleen Dickenson Mellen, Hastings House Publishers, New York, 1952 Online Sources "KA’AHUMANU" (https://paradiseofthepacific.wordpress.com/tag/kaahumanu/) "Kaahumanu (1777–1832)" (https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/kaahumanu-1777-1832) "Kaʻahumanu and the Missionaries" (https://imagesofoldhawaii.com/ka%CA%BBahumanu-and-the-missionaries/) "The Woman Who Changed A Kingdom" (http://www.coffeetimes.com/july98.htm)
34 minutes, 51 seconds
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Marie Monsen, Part 2

Marie Monsen (1878-1962): We are back for the second part of Norwegian missionary Marie Monsen’s incredible story of miracles and revival in early 20th century China! The Lord used this quiet, humble woman to revive the Chinese church and lead many to Christ, simply because she “knew her own littleness” and the greatness of Jesus! It is therefore not surprising that the Shantung Revival that she helped usher in bore solid and lasting fruit for the kingdom of God. You will be so blessed by the testimony and legacy of this lovely, radiant servant of the Lord! Women of Awakenings by Louis & Betty Drummond A Present Help by Marie Monsen The Awakening: Revival in China 1927-1937 by Marie Monsen A Wall of Fire by Marie Monsen
30 minutes, 2 seconds
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Granny Brand

Granny Brand (1879-1974): In today's podcast, we will be talking about a courageous woman known as "Granny Brand," mother of Dr. Paul Brand. She entered the mission field and married in her thirties. For over sixty years she ministered in the Mountains of Death in India, fording wild rivers, enduring snake bites, dealing with malaria, enduring untold hardships, setting up medical clinics, building schools, sharing the gospel, and raising up Christian leaders. She was an unstoppable force for God! Granny Brand, Her Story by Dorothy Clarke Wilson Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
29 minutes, 30 seconds
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Patricia St. John

Patricia St. John:(1919-1993) Patricia was an English nurse, author, and missionary to Morocco. She captured the wonder and adventure of serving God and sought to communicate that to children, young people, and all those she had the opportunity to meet. She was enchanting, effervescent, and enthusiastic in the work of the Lord! Patricia St. John Tells Her Own Story by Patricia St. John Treasures of the Snow by Patricia St. John The Tanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lilian Trasher, Part 2

Lillian Trasher was a remarkable woman of compassion and faith. She was born in 1887. At the age of twenty-three, with only enough money to pay her passage, Lillian went to Egypt because of God’s prompting and call on her heart. Three months later she started the first orphanage in Egypt, which continues to this day. Hands Along the Nile (https://www.handsalongthenile.org/causes/lillian-trasher-orphanage-assiut/) Nile Mother: The Story of Lillian Trasher (https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/story-lillian-trasher/) Heroes of the Faith: Lillian Trasher (https://christiansforsocialaction.org/resource/heroes-of-the-faith-lillian-trasher/) Lillian Trasher the Nile Mother (https://ag.org/en/Resources/Other/Media-Archives/History/Historical-Films/Lillian-Trasher-The-Nile-Mother?D=%7BB9BABA8A-868E-497A-86E5-450BB2C49CD6%7D) The Mother of the Nile (short documentary) (https://vimeo.com/210503248) Lillian Trasher: The Greatest Wonder in Egypt by Janet and Geoff Benge The Life of Lillian Trasher by Beth Prim Well and Bruno Andrade
32 minutes, 1 second
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Susan Angeline Collins, Part 3

In honor of Black History month, we are excited to share about an amazing woman of color. Susan was born on July 3, 1851 in the free state of Illinois. Her parents, Isaac and Sarah Ann, were both emancipated slaves. She was the first Black woman to graduate from Upper Iowa University; the first black woman to graduate from Chicago Training School; and the first black woman to be supported and sent out as a missionary to Africa by the Women’s Foreign Mission Society. Susan worked in various capacities with Bishop Taylor before starting and building her own school and orphanage in Quessua where she served as the administrator, teacher, principal, and nurse for over twenty-five years. When she returned to the states, Susan was a sought-after speaker at women’s meetings, churches, and various events. She never complained about the hardships or setbacks of her life, though there were many, but rather she worked with whatever circumstances life presented her with great success. Her story is so remarkable that we needed three episodes to highlight the obstacles, accomplishments, and events of her life Susan Aneline Collins: With a Hallelujah Heart By Janis Bennington Van Burent
28 minutes
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Elizabeth Fry p1

(1780-1845): Elizabeth Fry was such a significant figure in British history that she was featured on the five-pound note, and yet most people today don’t even know who she was...which is why we are doing a two-part series on her life! This little Quaker woman was known as England’s greatest prison reformer, but her influence extended well beyond that. Although she is considered a giant of social reform, she was a very “normal” woman like us--full of doubts, fears and insecurities. Yet in her weakness, the Lord would be made strong, as we shall see in today’s episode!  Betsy: The Dramatic Biography of Prison Reformer Elizabeth Fry by Jean Hatton
30 minutes, 9 seconds
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Darlene Diebler Rose

Darlene Diebler Rose (1917-2004): Join us today as we follow the incredible journey of Darlene Diebler Rose! From serving with her husband as a pioneer missionary in New Guinea, to suffering in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, to being released at the end of the War and returning to missionary service in New Guinea--you won't want to miss this amazing story of the overcoming power of God! Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II by Darlene Deibler Rose Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 21 seconds
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Eliza Davis George

Eliza Davis George (1879-1979): Eliza Davis George may be one of the most remarkable women you haven’t heard of! As the daughter of former slaves, Eliza persevered through innumerable challenges to attend college, become a teacher, and pursue her calling as one of the first ever female African American missionaries in history. Join us today for Eliza’s inspirational story of resilience and perseverance as she ministered to the tribal peoples and children of Liberia, leaving a legacy that continues to this day! When God Says Go: The Amazing Journey of a Slave’s Daughter by Lorry Lutz
30 minutes, 26 seconds
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Frances Ridley Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879): Sometimes the most significant fruit in our lives is borne out of seasons of hardship and suffering. Such was the case with the powerful hymns of Frances Ridley Havergal. Hampered by illness from her youth, Frances joyfully served the Lord by writing books, poems and hymns, leading many to Christ and strengthening believers all over the world. Her victorious testimony is one you’ll definitely want to hear! Like A River Glorious by Frances Ridley Havergal Frances Ridley Havergal: A Saint of God by T.H. Darlow Kept for the Master’s Use by Frances Ridley Havergal  Royal Commandments by Frances Ridley Havergal   
30 minutes, 10 seconds
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Leona Karni P2

We continue today with the fascinating story of Leona Karni, a modern day missionary who has served for over 40 years in places like Israel, Holland, Thailand, Peru, and Columbia! There are SO many stories of God’s power and faithfulness in Leona’s life that we just had to bring her in to share some of them in Part Two! Leona’s testimony serves as a powerful reminder that God is still very much at work in the lives of those who simply say “Yes” to Him! You definitely won’t want to miss this one! Chosen in Love by Leona Karni
29 minutes, 20 seconds
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Amy Orr-Ewing

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is an apologist, speaker, author, and theologian. She writes and speaks answering the questions of truth seekers concerning the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this episode, Amy shares her own story of coming to Christ and the call to the unique ministry she now serves in. Where Is God in All the Suffering? by Amy Orr-Ewing Why Trust the Bible?: Answers to 10 Tough Questions by Amy Orr-Ewing But Is It Real?: Answering 10 Common Objections to the Christian Faith by Amy Orr-Ewing
31 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sarah Edwards, Part 2

Sarah Edwards (1710-1758): Join us today as we continue the story of Sarah Edwards, wife of the great theologian Jonathan Edwards. As the Great Awakening swept through the American Colonies, Jonathan and Sarah found themselves right in the middle of this great move of God’s Spirit. Later, they took a remarkable step of faith to minister to Native Americans on the frontier. Through it all, Sarah’s spirituality and hospitality enhanced the effectiveness of her husband’s ministry, and her parenting made an indelible impact not only on her eleven children, but on American history! Her legacy alone makes Sarah a remarkable woman worth knowing! Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elisabeth Dodds Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union by Edna Gerstner 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen
30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ann Judson

Ann Judson (1789-1826): Join us for the gripping tale of America's first foreign missionaries, Adoniram and Ann Judson, as they brought the Gospel to the nation of Burma in 1813. Not only did they greatly impact Burma for Jesus, but they inspired countless Americans to go into all the world and do the same! My Heart in His Hands by Sharon James Memoir of Ann Judson, Missionary to Burma by Ann Judson To the Golden Shore by Courtney Anderson Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
28 minutes, 45 seconds
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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672): H.L. Mencken once said that Puritanism is “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere might be happy.” But is this characterization of the Puritans as stern and joyless really true? Anne Bradstreet’s life would indicate otherwise! As a member of the English Puritans who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630s, Anne gained notoriety as America’s first poet–an incredible accomplishment for a wife and mother of eight in the American wilderness! Yet she also gives us a window into Puritan colonial life–its joys, sorrows, trials and blessings–all undergirded by a radiant, confident faith in God and His Word. Truly, her poetry is a celebration of God’s goodness in every area of life! The Puritans were anything but dull and dour, as Anne Bradstreet’s life so beautifully demonstrates!
31 minutes, 38 seconds
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Anne Boleyn, Part 2

Anne Boleyn (c. 1501-1536): Today we finish the fascinating yet tragic story of Queen Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife and a key figure in the unusual beginnings of the Reformation in England. We close this episode with the story of Lois Landis, a woman worth knowing sent in by one of our listeners! You definitely won’t want to miss this episode!! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives Tudor Victims of the Reformation by Lynda Telford
30 minutes
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Margaret Wilson & Margaret McLachlan, Part 1

Margaret Wilson (1667-1685) & Margaret McLachlan (d.1685): We continue our look at women of the Reformation period with the story of the Wigtown Martyrs, two remarkable Scottish women of faith. BUT before we launch into their story, we felt it was important to explore the background of the Reformation in Scotland, so we can understand just what these women were up against! It’s pretty fascinating stuff–you won’t want to miss it! Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula
1 day, 4 hours, 18 minutes
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More Medieval Women

More Medieval Women: We continue our look at medieval women with a few more gals who had a greater influence on the course of Church History than anyone realizes! We will talk about Marcella and Paula, who helped Jerome translate the Latin Vulgate; the Roman Empress Pulcheria, who was a great defender of the faith in perilous times; and the Barbarian queens Clotilda, Bertha and Ethelberga, without whom Europe might not have had such a strong Christian heritage. Although they may not receive a lot of recognition, these are without a doubt women worth knowing! Great Women in Christian History edited by A. Kenneth Curtis & Daniel Graves Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty
28 minutes, 19 seconds
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Renee of France Part 1

Renee of France (1510-1575): One of the most dramatic and dynamic hotbeds of the Protestant Reformation was the nation of France–and one of the key Reformation figures in that country was Renee of France, a courageous and godly woman who also happened to be the daughter of King Louis XII! In today’s episode we chronicle Renee’s early years in the French Court, highlighting not only the early developments of her Christian faith, but the dangers she would face as Catholic religious and political leaders began to resist the Reformation movement. This first part of her intriguing story will leave you wondering what happens next! Great Women of Faith by Nancy A. Hardesty Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula  
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Ka’ahumanu, Part 3

Robin has a personal affection for our unforgettable Woman Worth Knowing this week. During the decade that Robin lived on Maui, she saw the name “Ka’ahumanu” on a church, a shopping mall, and street signs. She began researching this extraordinary woman and found conflicting opinions over this powerful woman’s influence in the Hawaiian Islands. She lived during a period of vast change. Known as “the favorite” wife of King Kamehameha the Great, Ka’ahumanu held the role of “Kuhina Nui” or Queen. After his death, she ruled supreme during the reign of two of Kamehameha’s sons. The first company of New England Protestant missionaries arrived 11 months after her husband died, and by and by Ka’ahumanu put her faith in Christ alone. She was born in a cave before the arrival of Western contact, when human sacrifice was still practiced. Right before she died in 1832, she was handed the very first copy of the Hawaiian New Testament. As a result of many of her significant decisions, revival spread through the islands. Ka’ahumanu: Molder of Change, by Jane L. Silverman, Friends of Judiciary History Center of Hawai’i, Honolulu, 1987 The Magnificent Matriarch: Ka’ahumanu, Queen of Hawai’i, by Kathleen Dickenson Mellen, Hastings House Publishers, New York, 1952 Online Sources "KA’AHUMANU" (https://paradiseofthepacific.wordpress.com/tag/kaahumanu/) "Kaahumanu (1777–1832)" (https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/kaahumanu-1777-1832) "Kaʻahumanu and the Missionaries" (https://imagesofoldhawaii.com/ka%CA%BBahumanu-and-the-missionaries/) "The Woman Who Changed A Kingdom" (http://www.coffeetimes.com/july98.htm)
30 minutes, 36 seconds
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Margaret Wilson & Margaret McLachlan, Part 2

Margaret Wilson (1667-1685) & Margaret McLachlan (d.1685): Having set the stage, we now get to tell the story of the Wigtown Martyrs of Scotland! Margaret Wilson was a grandmother in her sixties, while Margaret McLachlan was just a girl of eighteen; yet because of their faith in Jesus Christ and dependence on His Word instead of religious and political authorities, these two brave women were arrested and executed for their faith. Their willingness to lay down their lives for Jesus made them radiant and inspiring witnesses...and most certainly women worth knowing! Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History by Richard M. Hannula
28 minutes, 2 seconds
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Christina Moir Forsyth

Christina Moir Forsyth (1844-1919): Erroneously called "The Loneliest Woman in Africa," Scottish missionary Christina Forsyth never felt alone with the Lord by her side as she served faithfully among the Mfengu people of South Africa for 30 years. In spite of discouragement and oppression, Christina experienced the fruitfulness of faithful and consistent discipleship among the people she so dearly loved. Hers is a beautiful testimony you won't want to miss! Christina Forsyth of Fingoland by W.P. Livingstone
30 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ida Scudder P1

Ida Scudder (1870-1960): Ida Scudder came from a family of medical missionaries in India--but she wanted nothing to do with that life! Ida’s dream was to live in America, get married and live a comfortable life far away from the deprivation she had witnessed as a missionary kid. Yet the Lord had other plans for Ida, and used a stunning turn of events to change her heart. Join us today as we talk about the early life and calling of the irrepressible and vivacious Ida Scudder! Dr. Ida by Dorothy Clarke Wilson
30 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kris Repp P1

Today we have the joy of bringing you another modern day woman worth knowing, Kris Repp! In this first part of Kris’s story, we will hear about her journey into a relationship with Jesus and how He began to use her as a medical missionary. You won’t want to miss this fascinating story!  
29 minutes, 24 seconds
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Lettie Cowman

Lettie Cowman (1870-1960): Many of us are familiar with the popular devotional, Streams in the Desert. But do you know the story of the woman who compiled this beloved Christian classic? Join us today as we discover the remarkable story of Lettie Cowman, author, speaker, and missionary who, along with her husband Charles, was compelled to bring the Gospel to every creature! Streams in the Desert by Lettie Cowman Springs in the Valley by Lettie Cowman Charles E. Cowman: Missionary Warrior by Lettie Cowman Women Worth Knowing is the revised title for a podcast produced by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in conjunction with KWAVE radio.  Women Worth Knowing is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the website Women You Should Know. The official Women You Should Know website can be found at: https://womenyoushouldknow.net
30 minutes, 29 seconds
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Anna Spafford Part 1

Anna Spafford (1842-1923): While we have talked about many exemplary and admirable women worth knowing, every now and then it’s good to look at the stories of those whose testimonies were less than stellar as an example of what NOT to do! Such is the case with Anna Spafford, wife of Horatio Spafford, most famously known as the author of the beloved hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul.” While Anna and Horatio’s lives were filled with dubious decisions and theological wanderings, they remind us that we are all deeply flawed human beings, and that sometimes the Lord works not just through us, but in spite of us! 
29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Harriet Beecher Stowe

 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896): When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, he exclaimed, “So this is the little lady who made this big war!” While her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, certainly played a critical role in bringing the abolition of slavery to the forefront of the American conscience before and during the Civil War, what the history books don’t always discuss is the fact that the basis for Harriet’s incredible novel--and indeed the foundation of her entire life--was an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His heart for the oppressed and downtrodden. Join us today for the TRUE “behind the scenes” story of one of the most influential writers in American history! Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe  Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds
30 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tessa Afshar, Part 1

Our guest today is Tessa Afshar. She is a gifted storyteller who writes award-winning biblical fiction. Her Persian heritage provides her with keen insights into life in the Middle East and makes her characters come alive. Tessa's personal story is as vivid and heartwarming as her books. We think you'll marvel, as we did, when you hear the amazing way Jesus drew her to Himself.Visit www.tessaafshar.com to find out more about this lovely woman worth knowing. https://tessaafshar.com/books/ https://tessaafshar.com/meet-tessa/
29 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ka’ahumanu, Part 1

Robin has a personal affection for our unforgettable Woman Worth Knowing this week. During the decade that Robin lived on Maui, she saw the name “Ka’ahumanu” on a church, a shopping mall, and street signs. She began researching this extraordinary woman and found conflicting opinions over this powerful woman’s influence in the Hawaiian Islands. She lived during a period of vast change. Known as “the favorite” wife of King Kamehameha the Great, Ka’ahumanu held the role of “Kuhina Nui” or Queen. After his death, she ruled supreme during the reign of two of Kamehameha’s sons. The first company of New England Protestant missionaries arrived 11 months after her husband died, and by and by Ka’ahumanu put her faith in Christ alone. She was born in a cave before the arrival of Western contact, when human sacrifice was still practiced. Right before she died in 1832, she was handed the very first copy of the Hawaiian New Testament. As a result of many of her significant decisions, revival spread through the islands. Ka’ahumanu: Molder of Change, by Jane L. Silverman, Friends of Judiciary History Center of Hawai’i, Honolulu, 1987 The Magnificent Matriarch: Ka’ahumanu, Queen of Hawai’i, by Kathleen Dickenson Mellen, Hastings House Publishers, New York, 1952 Online Sources "KA’AHUMANU" (https://paradiseofthepacific.wordpress.com/tag/kaahumanu/) "Kaahumanu (1777–1832)" (https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/kaahumanu-1777-1832) "Kaʻahumanu and the Missionaries" (https://imagesofoldhawaii.com/ka%CA%BBahumanu-and-the-missionaries/) "The Woman Who Changed A Kingdom" (http://www.coffeetimes.com/july98.htm)
29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Helen Roseveare P1

Helen Roseveare (1925-2016): Today we begin a three-part series on the incredible story of Helen Roseveare, medical missionary and evangelist to the Congo. In today’s episode, we will look at Helen’s early life, including her upbringing in a distinguished English family, her difficult experiences and hardships as a teenager during World War II, and the moment she met Jesus as a medical student at Cambridge. Even before she began her training as a doctor, the Lord was using all of these remarkable experiences to prepare her for what lay ahead. So join us today and you will see why Helen’s story has been one of the most-requested on this podcast!
30 minutes, 21 seconds
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Katherine Parr, Part 1

Katherine Parr (1512-1548): As many people know, King Henry VIII was one of England’s most notorious kings, partly because he was married six times! Yet what is not commonly known is the fact that his sixth wife, Katherine, was a devout Protestant who believed God had called her to marry Henry for the furtherance of God’s Word and the Reformation cause in England. So join us today for the fascinating story of God’s work through one of the Tudor Queens of England! Five Women of the English Reformation by Paul F.M. Zahl The Queen and the Heretic: How Two Women Changed the Religion of England by Derek Wilson
30 minutes, 54 seconds
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Kelly Arroyo

Kelly is a friend who's part of our church. She's been a nurse for 25 years and had lots of adventures in ministering with Samaritan's Purse. Today she tells us her story!
28 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rebecca Cole & Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Rebecca Cole (1846-1922) & Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895): As we have seen, God empowered many trailblazing women in medicine to overcome insurmountable opposition as a result of their sex. Yet what about women who also had to overcome racial bias? Today we will be looking at two remarkable ladies--a Quaker and a Baptist--who became the first African American woman doctors in spite of enormous antagonism and prejudice. Their grace, patience, and wisdom in the midst of hostility--not to mention their achievements--powerfully attest to the fact that no matter what we face, we can be MORE than conquerors through Him who loves us!
28 minutes, 26 seconds
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Katharine Bushnell P2

Katharine Bushnell (1856-1946): We continue today with the multifaceted life and ministry of Katharine Bushnell! Not only was Katharine a medical missionary and advocate for temperance, she even ventured into theological writing, particularly concerning the biblical role of women in the life of the church. Katharine’s diverse career certainly makes her a woman worth knowing! Oh Thou Woman That Bringest Good Tidings: The Life and Work of Katharine C. Bushnell by Dana Hardwick  God’s Word to Women by Katharine C. Bushnell
28 minutes, 59 seconds
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Elisabeth Elliott Part 2

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015): There was no way we could cover Elisabeth Elliot in one episode, so we are back for more! Join us and our friend Kathy Gilbert as we continue our conversation about the exceptional, exemplary Elisabeth Elliot!Blue Letter Bible: Audio messages visit: blueletterbible.org/audio_video/elliot_elisabethHer website: ElisabethElliot.org
30 minutes, 9 seconds
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Emma Revell Moody

Emma Revell Moody (1843-1903): Evangelist D.L. Moody was one of the most well-known and effective Christian leaders of the 19th century. But serving the Lord by his side was his incredible wife, Emma, a true partner in the ministry with her own zest for life and boldness for the gospel and the Kingdom of God. Trust us, you will get a kick out of this intelligent, remarkable woman! Heavenly Destiny by Emma Moody Powell 25 Surprising Marriages by William J. Petersen  
30 minutes, 54 seconds