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Born December 16, 1867 Millisle, Northern Ireland. Oldest of 3 sisters, 4 brothers. Father: mill owner. 1885 father died. Raised Presbyterian church. Private tutoring. Childhood distinctions: poetic, tomboyish. Never married. 1885 mystical experience Belfast street. 1887 heard China Inland Mission founder Hudson Taylor, met widower Robert Wilson (Keswick sponsor). 1889 founded 'Welcome Hall', moved to Manchester to found another. 1890 persuaded to be 'lady' of Wilson's Broughton Grange. January 13, 1892, heard God say 'Go ye.' 1892 rejected by C. I. M. for frailty. 1893 served Japanese mission as 'Keswick missionary'. 1894 serious health problems. 1895 arrived India. 1896 joined fiery Rev. Thomas Walker of Tinnevelly District. 1897 formed evangelizing 'Woman's Band'. 1898 took in first woman 'refugee'. 1899 took in first girl refugee. 1900 moved to Dohnavur. 1901 rescued first 'Temple child', started mission, at first an orphanage, eventually 'Dohnavur Fellowship'. 1903 Amy's Things as They Are published. 1903-1912 decade of growth, but pariah with officials. 1912 Walker died. 1912 recognition from Queen Mary began 'respectability'. 1916 founded 'Sisters of the common Life', spiritual support group. 1917 bought 'Gray Jungle' retreat. 1918 took in first baby boy. 1919 Kaiser-i-Hinds Medal for service to India. 1925 broke ties with all mission societies after takeover attempt by English family. 1929 hospital added. 1931 crippled by fall. 1932 Gold Cord, Amy's D. F. history, published. 1933 Poignant Rose from Brier. 1935 health worsened, bed-ridden. 1937 Windows, D. F. update. 1943 Though the Mountains Shake, D. F. update. 1948 fall immobilized her. January 18, 1951, died. Buried at Dohnavur.

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BY AMY CARMICHAEL (many reprinted by Christian Literature Crusade, Fort Washington, PA):
1895     From Sunrise Land
1901     
From the Fight
1901     
Raisins
1903     
Things As They Are
1906     
Overweights of Joy
1908     
Beginning of a Story
1909   
 Lotus Buds
1914     
Continuation of a Story
1916     
Walker of Tinnevelly
1917     
Made in the Pans
1918     
Ponnammal: Her Story
1920   
From the Forest
1921     
Dohnavur Songs
1922     
Nor Scrip
1922
     Ragland, Spiritual Pioneer
1923     
Tables in the Wilderness
1924     
The Valley of  Vision
1924     
Mimosa                                                              PB
1926     
Raj
1928
     The Widow of the Jewels
1929     
Meal in a Barrel
1932   
 Gold Cord                                                          PB
1933
     Rose from Brier                                              PB
1934
     Ploughed Under
1935
     Gold by Moonlight                                          PB       PB
1936
     Toward Jerusalem                                        PB
1937
     Windows
1938     
If                                                                            PB       PB
1938
      Figures of the True                                        PB
1938     
Pools and the Valley of Vision
1939   
 Kohila
1941
     His Thoughts Said...His Father Said        PB
1943
     Though the Mountains Shake
1948     
Before the Door Shuts
1950     
This One Thing
1955     
Edges of his Ways                                           PB
Various compilations:
1982     Candles in the Dark                                       PB
1982     
Thou Givest…They Gather                          PB
1986      Learning From God                                      PB
1991     
You Are My Hiding Place                            PB
1992     
Mountain Breezes                                          HC      PB
1993     
Whispers of His Power                                  PB
1996     
A Very Present Help                                      PB
1997     
God's Missionary (revised edition)          PB       PB

ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AMY CARMICHAEL:
Allen, Charles, Raj: A Scrapbook of British India, 1877-1947. New York: St.                                  PB
     Martin's Press, 1978.
Berry, Thomas,
Religions of India.  New York: Bruce Publishing Company, 1971.                        PB
Carey, S. Pearce,
William Carey, D.D., Fellow of the Linnean Society. London, 1923.
Carey, William,
An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for                        PB
     the Conversion of the Heathens
.  Leicester: Ann Ireland, 1792.
Elliot, Elizabeth,
A Chance to Die: the Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael. Grand                      HC
Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1987. 
Gardner, Brian,
The East India Company. New York: McCall Publishing, 1971.                            PB
Guinness, Joy,
Mrs. Howard Taylor: Her Web of Time. London, 1949.
Harshananda, Swami,
All About Hindu Temples. India, 1979.
Heitzman, James and Robert Worden, eds.,
India: a Country Study. Washington,                    HC
     DC: Library of Congress, 1996.
Houghton, Frank,
Amy Carmichael of Donhavur.  London, 1953.                                                      PB
Makower, Katherine,
Follow My Leader
Mayo, Katherine,
Mother India. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1927.                            HC
Moorhouse, Geoffrey,
India Britannica. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983.
Moule, Bishop Handley,
Thoughts on Sanctity.
Pollock, J. C.,
The Keswick Story. London, 1964.
Robbins, Nancy E.,
God's Madcap. UK, 1962.                                                                                              PB
Robinson, Francis, ed.,
Cambridge Encyclopedia of India et al. UK: Cambridge                          HC
     Un. Press, 1989.
Rutherford, Samuel,
Letters of Samuel Rutherford. London.                                                  HC      PB
Skoglund, Elizabeth R.,
Amma: the Life and Words of Amy Carmichael. Grand                          HC
     Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1994.
Taylor, Howard,
Biography of Hudson James Hudson Taylor.                                                          PB
Wellman, Sam,
Amy Carmichael: A Life Abandoned to God. Barbour Publishing, 1998.          PB

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