C. T. Studd, Cricketer and Pioneer

Norman Grubb chronicles the life of C.T Studd, an evangelist, missionary and founder of WEC International Grubb highlights the numerous accomplishments of Studd as an acclaimed Cambridge University cricketer As the husband of one of Studd s daughters, with rare insight, Grubb provides a view of Studd s professional and spiritual life.
C T Studd Cricketer and Pioneer Norman Grubb chronicles the life of C T Studd an evangelist missionary and founder of WEC International Grubb highlights the numerous accomplishments of Studd as an acclaimed Cambridge University cr

  • Title: C. T. Studd, Cricketer and Pioneer
  • Author: Norman P. Grubb
  • ISBN: 9780875082028
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “C. T. Studd, Cricketer and Pioneer”

    1. This was a good recommendation. We can learn a lot from C.T. Studd's life. My full review is herechristianmissionaryukI recommend this book for all Christians especially those interested in mission.

    2. Es la biografía de un joven que dejó todo lo que pareciera ser deseable para cualquier joven y obedeció el llamado de Dios y el impulso de su corazón, metiéndose en las selvas de África y en los interiores de India y China para llevar el evangelio a los no alcanzados. Yo había escuchado mucho de Studd y estuve expectante cuando vi este libro. Con el deseo de asombrarme, ser motivado y aprender al apreciar el carácter y la vida de este hombre de Dios, lo compré. Grubb, en parte supo sati [...]

    3. What an incredible missionary life of sacrifice! He spent like his last 16 years of his life in the heart of Africa, separated from his devoted wife most of that time. I love his famous quote," If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make."

    4. A biography of C.T.Studd, one of the "Cambridge Seven", and his mission work in China, India, the U.S. and Africa. This book is a bit slow in places - the author selected some very boring or incomprehensible journal entries for certain chapters. Overall an interesting read.C.T.Studd played cricket for England, after which he felt called to mission work with Hudson Taylor. His father had been a bit of a gambler, and you can certainly see the gambler personality coming out in C.T.Studd as you read [...]

    5. One of my favorite biographies of a man who committed himself to serve God no matter what the cost!

    6. C.T. Studd was an amzing man used by God to do amazing things. I like the book overall and was encouraged and challenged.The book starts out slow and I actually quit reading after awhile before deciding to give it another chance. I find myself enjoy more direct quotes from Studd as one can sense his passion more directly that way. The narration also seemed to improve toward end of the book.My main concerns: Ditto what Patrick S. said below, I found the fact he left his wife for that many years t [...]

    7. Just as I began to feel that I was overdue for reading a missionary biography, I found this book in a thrift store! As one of the more notable pioneer missionaries of the nineteenth century, it's odd that I've never gotten around to reading C.T. Studd's story, but this is partly due to a bias I felt against him as a man who had left his wife and children to pursue missions. Yet he is still spoken of in the same discussions in which William Carey and Hudson Taylor are mentioned, so I thought I sh [...]

    8. While this book is labled a biography, it is also a bit of an autobiography since Grubb quotes at great length from Studd’s own journals. What we get form this book is the portrait of a man who had an unbridled passion for Jesus. He loved his Lord with a heart that gave everything to His service. I first encountered the name of C. T. Studd in 1978 through Barry McGuire’s son “Enter In”. In that song, McGuire describes him as “a humble man, serv(ing) the Lord both night and day. With al [...]

    9. Wow. So many great things about this book. What a man! What a life! What a mighty God he served!! Made me think of 2 Chron 16:9.

    10. I picked this one up after hearing my pastor talk about it in a sermon. When I read a biography I really like to have primary sources in it and not just the biographer's interpretation of the person's life. It's amazing how much material Grubb obtained and how much the different people saved. After reading this book it's clear to me that Studd was a person of great passion and a disciple of Christ. I also was able to read the flaws in the man's walk and how he could be challenging to live or wor [...]

    11. At first this book was a little hard to get into. It is a pseudo-autobiography in that it is a collection of letters and other writings by CT Studd collected with his son-in-law providing commentary on what was happening. I did not like this at first but as I got going I realized this was a perfect biography, it was what was actually said and done by Studd not some white washed retelling or a fan writing about how great someone was. These were the thoughts and feelings of Studd as told to his fa [...]

    12. Another biography where the subject is much more interesting than the book written about him. The book wavers back and forth between devotional reading and information, and has a hard time finding the right balance. That said, there are flashes of compelling writing here. C. T. Studd's life was a truly adventurous one, but the book drags at points. I would have enjoyed more about the books and pamphlets that he wrote, which are still impactful today. So not my favorite book, but I'd be intereste [...]

    13. Missionary biography telling the inspiring story of C. T. Studd and the founding of the WEC mission agency. C. T. Studd's all-consuming personal commitment to Jesus and his willingness to sacrifice everything for the cause of the gospel are a rebuke to my own comfortable lifestyle. (For cricket fans, the first few chapters about early English cricket are great, particularly the first ever Ashes test, which C. T. Studd played in.)

    14. An interesting story for sure, moderately well written. I can't agree with C. T. Studd's philosophy of Christian life, though. He was much too mystical in his view of God's will and God's workings. In addition, there's no excuse for the fact that he spent the last years of his life in Africa separated from his wife because of her bad health. A Christian man's duty is to provide for his wife (1 Timothy 5:8) and dwell with her (1 Peter 3:7).

    15. A fascinating insight into a truly remarkable man. The prose can be stilted at times, because it's mostly constructed from letters written by CT Studd, but this doesn't actually affect the flow of the story at all. The original imprint of this book is from 1933, and even with a postscript from 1982 it doesn't really cover the legacy that Studd left behind. Have a poke around once you've finished to flesh out some of the additional details.

    16. Esto es uno de los personajes cristianos que más me ha impactado con su manera de vivir obedeciendo a Dios, y demostrando que ese obedecer - aunque a veces un tanto amargo o en contra de la propia voluntad/deseo - lleva a aquella vida llena de aventuras apasionantes con un Dios apasionado! Que Dios nos de agallas para vivir en fe como lo hizo este hombre con toda su familia.

    17. Enjoyed this Moody publication written by C.T. Studd's son-in-law Norman P. Grubb. The way the Lord got a hold of him as a young man and moved Studd to a life a service for the Lord. There are some older anachronisms and ideas associated with this book but the heart of service is evident to all.

    18. Another book by Norman Grubb (who happens to be C.T. Studd's son-in-law) and a terrific story of a strong missionary pioneer. My father-in-law kept recommending that I read it and, when I finally picked it up, was sorry I hadn't done so when he first mentioned it. A fascinating story full of faith, adventure, and godliness. (I confess that I'm glad I wasn't his wife though :)

    19. A movie should be made about this man's life. Talk about an adventure! A great example of sacrificing everything to do what God is calling you to do with your life.

    20. A stirring biography of a courageous and faith-filled missionary to three of the neediest places in the world: China, India, and Africa.

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