C.T.Studd: Cricketer and Pioneer
by Norman Grubb
Translated into over 40 languages, Grubb's biography of C.T. Studd highlights some of the labours and adventures of his life that makes his faith an ... Show synopsis Translated into over 40 languages, Grubb's biography of C.T. Studd highlights some of the labours and adventures of his life that makes his faith an epic and inspiration to those who read it. Nurtured in the lap of comfort, educated at Eton and Cambridge, the hero of the sport-loving public, C. T. Studd, whose Cambridge career had been described as "one long blaze of cricketing glory," created a stir in the secular world of his youth by renouncing wealth and position to follow Christ. Despite having established a reputation as one of the greatest cricketers of his time (both losing and winning the original 'Ashes'), it was the illness of a brother which brought Charles Studd face to face with realities and the transitoriness of worldly riches and fame. He abandoned everything to become a missionary in China, as the leader of the 'Cambridge Seven'. After spending fifteen years in China and six in India, he devoted the rest of his life to spreading the Gospel message in Africa, founding the Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade. His name remains particularly linked with the evangelisation of the Congo Basin. His son-in-law, Norman Grubb, has written an exciting description of Studd's life, and shows the enormous impact that he had on his contemporaries. It highlights the great labours and adventures that make his faith an epic and inspiration to all who read it, resulting in a best-selling biography a great Christian.