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Click on the icon to listen to Lilias Trotter's biographer, Miriam Rockness, in conversation with Renovare's Nathan Foster and Mimi Dixon (February 2023). 

Trailer for Many Beautiful Things


Miriam Huffman Rockness’s books, Lilias Trotter: Passion for the Impossible, and the gorgeous devotional, A Blossom in the Desert: Reflections of Faith in the art and Writings of Lilias Trotter, are available to purchase from your local bookstore or any online retailer.


Many Beautiful Things

From the film’s website:


Many Beautiful Things plunges viewers into the complex age of Victorian England to meet Lilias Trotter, a daring young woman who defied all
norms by winning the favor of England’s top art critic, John Ruskin.
In an era when women were thought incapable of producing high art,
Ruskin promised that her work could be “immortal.” But with her legacy
on the line, Lilias made a stunning decision that bids us to question the
limits of sacrifice. As Lilias journeys to French Algeria in the late 1800’s
to pioneer work with women and children as a single missionary,
viewers are left to wonder, “Could you abandon a dream to pursue
your true calling?”


Featuring the voices of Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
and John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones).











Purchase the film at




Check out this website created for collecting, protecting, and preserving "the written and pictorial work of Lilias Trotter; and to present to the widest possible public the person of Lilias Trotter: her life, her works, her enduring legacy ultimately to convey the light and life and love of Jesus." It's a treasure trove of all things related to Lilias (including links for purchasing her artwork).

Miriam Rockness's blog is also worth a visit!

Check out Pioneers’ Arab World Media site to see how they are connecting young people of the Arab world with the gospel of Jesus Christ though online and social media.


Asbury Theological Seminary has incredible resources available for free! You can start here.


Missio Nexus is another great resource. While membership-based,
it’s well worth the investment.



Download Dr. Hegeman’s helpful material comparing Allah and Isa.

Download Dr. Hegeman's booklet on the diplomatic questions you can ask your Muslim friends.




“God only knows the endless possibilities that lie enfolded in each one of us!”                                                          

- Lilias Trotter, Parables of the Cross



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