Women Worth Knowing

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Women Worth Knowing

by Cheryl Brodersen and Jasmine Alnutt

Latest Episode: November 24 2021

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!

Title Date Authors Description
Gladys Aylward: Part 2 17 Apr 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Mary Slessor 24 Apr 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Jennie Mitchell 1 May 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Lilias Trotter 5 May 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Patricia St. John 12 May 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Ann Judson 19 May 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Isobel Kuhn 26 May 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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 

Corrie ten Boom: Part 1 2 Jun 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Corrie ten Boom: Part 2 9 Jun 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Amy Carmichael: Part 1 16 Jun 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Amy Carmichael: Part 2 23 Jun 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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 

Granny Brand 30 Jun 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Darlene Diebler Rose 7 Jul 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Betty Stam 14 Jul 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Lettie Cowman 21 Jul 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Priscilla Studd 28 Jul 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Susannah Spurgeon 4 Aug 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Mildred Cable 11 Aug 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Christina Moir Forsyth 18 Aug 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Joanne Shetler 25 Aug 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Sojourner Truth 1 Sep 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Harriet Beecher Stowe 8 Sep 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

 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
Amanda Berry Smith 15 Sep 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Harriet Tubman 22 Sep 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Eliza Davis George 29 Sep 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Emma Revell Moody 6 Oct 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Elisabeth Elliott Part 1 13 Oct 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Elisabeth Elliott Part 2 20 Oct 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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_elisabeth

Her website: ElisabethElliot.org

Edith Studd Buxton & Mary Warburton Booth 27 Oct 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Fanny Crosby 3 Nov 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Frances Ridley Havergal 10 Nov 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

 

Various Hymn Writers & Poets 17 Nov 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Anna Spafford Part 1 24 Nov 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

 

Anna Spafford Part 2 1 Dec 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Hannah More Part 1 8 Dec 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Hannah More Part 2 15 Dec 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

(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
Christmas Episode--Joann Ogburn, Denise Carlsen & Charlotte Day 22 Dec 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Leona Karni P1 29 Dec 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Leona Karni P2 5 Jan 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Catherine Booth P1 12 Jan 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Catherine Booth P2 19 Jan 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Aimee Semple McPherson P1 26 Jan 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Aimee Semple McPherson P2 2 Feb 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Aimee Semple McPherson P3 9 Feb 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Aimee Semple McPherson Part 4 16 Feb 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Sarah Yardley 23 Feb 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Gladys Aylward 10 Apr 2020 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Elizabeth Fry p1 2 Mar 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

(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
Elizabeth Fry Part 2 9 Mar 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Elizabeth Blackwell P1 16 Mar 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

 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
Elizabeth Blackwell P2 23 Mar 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Florence nightingale P1 30 Mar 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Florence Nightingale P2 6 Apr 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

 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
Edith Cavell 13 Apr 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Ida Scudder P1 20 Apr 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Ida Scudder P2 27 Apr 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Women in Medicine 4 May 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Edith Moules 11 May 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Helen Roseveare P1 18 May 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Helen Roseveare P2 25 May 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Helen Roseveare P3 1 Jun 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Rebecca Cole & Rebecca Lee Crumpler 8 Jun 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Louise Celia Fleming & Mary Eliza Mahoney 15 Jun 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Susan La Flesche Picotte P1 22 Jun 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Susan La Flesche Picotte P2 & Keiko Okami 29 Jun 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Kelly Arroyo 6 Jul 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt
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!
Kelly Arroyo P2 13 Jul 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Kris Repp P1 20 Jul 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!  

Kris Repp P2 27 Jul 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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! 

Katharine Bushnell P1 3 Aug 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

     

Katharine Bushnell P2 10 Aug 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

Pauline Hamilton 17 Aug 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!!

Pauline Hamilton P2 31 Aug 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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.

Edith Mary Brown 7 Sep 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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.

More Women in Medicine 14 Sep 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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!

Caroline Gates 21 Sep 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Edith Schaeffer 28 Sep 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

     

Early Church Martyrs 5 Oct 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Martyrs & Medieval Women 12 Oct 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
More Medieval Women 19 Oct 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Even More Medieval Women 26 Oct 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Catherine of Siena 9 Nov 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Joan of Arc & Julian of Norwich 2 Nov 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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

 

Teresa of Avila 16 Nov 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Madame Guyon P1 23 Nov 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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
Madame Guyon P2 30 Nov 2021 Cheryl Brodersen, Jasmine Alnutt

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