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Join us each week for a lively conversation between authors Cheryl Brodersen and Robin Jones Gunn as they explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us, these are definitely women worth knowing!

Women Worth Knowing Cheryl Brodersen and Robin Jones Gunn

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 326 Ratings

Join us each week for a lively conversation between authors Cheryl Brodersen and Robin Jones Gunn as they explore the lives of well-known—and not so well-known—Christian women in history. Trust us, these are definitely women worth knowing!

    Mary Bird, Part 1

    Mary Bird, Part 1

    Mary Rebecca Bird was the first single missionary to be sent to Persia by the CMS (Church Missionary Society). She was born in 1859, and from the young age of five, she pledged her life to the service of God in a foreign land. At thirty-two years old, she moved to Persia and ministered to the medical, physical, and spiritual needs of children, wives, and young women. She was often confronted with danger and death threats, but by the grace of God, Mary persevered and never experienced any harm. Prepare to fall in love with this intrepid, loving, humble, and grace-filled adventurer for Jesus!

    Mary Bird in Persia by Clara C. Rice
    wikipedia.org/wiki?Mary_Bird_(medical_missionary)
    She Went Alone by C. Savery

    • 26 min
    Lindy Boone, Part 2

    Lindy Boone, Part 2

    What an honor it is to have Lindy Boone with us in studio today. Lindy grew up in a family of singers. Her father, Pat Boone, often took his family on tour with him. Lindy and her three sisters recorded several Christian albums as The Boone Girls, including their Grammy Award-nominated First Class.
    When Lindy’s son, Ryan had an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury in 2001, she experienced suffering like she’d never known. Her journal through the first year became a book, titled Heaven Hears. She and her family established Ryan’s Reach to help survivors of brain injury and opened two homes to provide care for survivors. TBI Talk is a podcast she launched to provide resources for those who have been on similar journeys.In November, 2023, Lindy recorded her song, “Wordlayer” with studio backup from her sisters and we will air the song at the end of the podcast.

    Ryan's Reach (ryansreach.com)
    TBI Talk Episode 1 (youtube.com)
    Heaven Hears: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray for His Grandson's Survival (Audible Audio Edition): Lindy Boone Michaelis, Susy Flory, Lindy Boone Michaelis, Oasis Audio: Audible Books & Originals

    • 26 min
    Lindy Boone, Part 1

    Lindy Boone, Part 1

    What an honor it is to have Lindy Boone with us in studio today. Lindy grew up in a family of singers. Her father, Pat Boone, often took his family on tour with him. Lindy and her three sisters recorded several Christian albums as The Boone Girls, including their Grammy Award-nominated First Class.
    When Lindy’s son, Ryan had an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury in 2001, she experienced suffering like she’d never known. Her journal through the first year became a book, titled Heaven Hears. She and her family established Ryan’s Reach to help survivors of brain injury and opened two homes to provide care for survivors. TBI Talk is a podcast she launched to provide resources for those who have been on similar journeys.In November, 2023, Lindy recorded her song, “Wordlayer” with studio backup from her sisters and we will air the song at the end of the podcast.

    Ryan's Reach (ryansreach.com)
    TBI Talk Episode 1 (youtube.com)
    Heaven Hears: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray for His Grandson's Survival (Audible Audio Edition): Lindy Boone Michaelis, Susy Flory, Lindy Boone Michaelis, Oasis Audio: Audible Books & Originals

    • 26 min
    Mathilda Wrede, Part 2

    Mathilda Wrede, Part 2

    Baroness Mathilda Wrede grew up in a wealthy household. Her early years were filled with privilege. However, after coming to know Jesus at nineteen years old, the trajectory of her life took a radical turn toward helping the least-regarded element of society: the prisoner and convict. Mathilda had a dream of a man begging her to come to the prison and speak the words of Jesus. Listen in to hear how Mathilda set about answering that call.

    https://truechristian.church/trousseauchest/the-legacy/devout-women/item/mathilde-wrede-the-angel-of-the-prisons
    http://www.pawcreek.org/mathilde-wrede/
    https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/wrede-mathilda-1864-1928

    • 26 min
    Mathilda Wrede, Part 1

    Mathilda Wrede, Part 1

    Baroness Mathilda Wrede grew up in a wealthy household. Her early years were filled with privilege. However, after coming to know Jesus at nineteen years old, the trajectory of her life took a radical turn toward helping the least-regarded element of society: the prisoner and convict. Mathilda had a dream of a man begging her to come to the prison and speak the words of Jesus. Listen in to hear how Mathilda set about answering that call.

    https://truechristian.church/trousseauchest/the-legacy/devout-women/item/mathilde-wrede-the-angel-of-the-prisons
    http://www.pawcreek.org/mathilde-wrede/
    https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/wrede-mathilda-1864-1928

    • 26 min
    Jeanna Combs, Part 2

    Jeanna Combs, Part 2

    It was great to be able to sit down and talk with Jeanna Combs in studio. Jeanna was born in Hawaii, but was raised by her single mom along with her three brothers in Vista, California. As a young girl, the church became her second family and filled in the vacant role of father in her life. Jeanna loved going to church, but didn’t fully surrender her life to Jesus until high school. Shortly after high school, she was invited to take a mission trip to Yugoslavia. Since that mission trip over twenty years ago, Jeanna has continued to serve the Lord in Europe, and is now serving in Paphos, Cyprus. Listen in and hear some of her adventures, adjustments, highs and lows, as well as how she met her handsome husband Loren.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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326 Ratings

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Inspiring!!

Love these stories! You should check out Rochunga and Malawi Pudaite. ❤️

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Most Encouraging History🩷

These episodes are so inspiring! They encourage me so much! Thank you!

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Do your research please!

I was excited to see a podcast about a little known heroine of mine, Nurse Edith Cavell (1865-1915).

Until you mis-pronounced her name.

There are easily researched discussions on the correct pronunciation, which tells me you didn’t do your work.

Sad.

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