A Little Drop of Love
Henrietta Mears, How She Helped Change a Generation and You Can Too
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"It is a rare moment in history when our Lord calls into his service a person like Henrietta Mears (1890-1963). With the help of heaven itself, she by the grace of God had an enormous impact on countless lives of some of the most distinguished men and women, who became a team of men and women who were the real shakers and movers of the spread of the gospel in the last half of the twentieth century. . . . In some ways, Mears ministered at the zenith of the Sunday School movement and had an enormous impact on subsequent evangelical ministries all over the world. Sadly, this movement is in serious decline these days, so we await our Lord's call on another Henrietta. You will be richly rewarded for reading this unusual story of one of God's most gifted saints."
--Walter C. Kaiser Jr., President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"If you are a follower of Jesus, your life has probably been influenced by Henrietta Mears. If you have attended Sunday school, or a Christian camp, or participated in a campus ministry, listened to Billy Graham, if you have been discipled by a Spirit-filled believer, if you have gone on a mission trip, or read a Christian book, her life has likely touched yours. Miss Mears understood she was discipling the next generation of leaders for God's kingdom. Andrea Van Boven will introduce you to this capable, fun-loving, people-loving, visionary, passionate woman who is still helping to spread the good news of God's love to the world, generations later."
--Judy Douglass, speaker; encourager; Director, Women's Resource at Cru; author of When You Love a Prodigal: 90 Days of Grace for the Wilderness
"I mentioned to some folks that I was reading a biography of one of the most important Bible teachers of the twentieth century. No one guessed I was reading about Henrietta Mears. Many people, good Christian folks too, have never heard of her. And yet her remarkable leadership, winsome personality, and memorable Bible teaching launched the ministries and missionary work of hundreds. . . . A number of Henrietta's 'disciples' I am sure would ask you to read this book. And who are they? Dawson Troutman, Billy Graham, and Bill Bright, to name a few."
--Scott W. Sunquist, President and Professor of Missiology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"If Jesus has launched a mission of worldwide transformation in light of God's revealed word, Henrietta Mears is a model to follow both in her content but also in her methods and her character. Van Boven's sharing of Henrietta Mears's story reminds and inspires one of the value and impact a single life can have."
--Walter "Lucky" Arnold, former Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, North Palm Beach, Florida
"If you want to be more like Jesus, look for ordinary people that God has used in extraordinary ways. . . . This unique book is designed to help guide you into the grace and truth found in Jesus Christ that was modeled by this tiny giant of the faith, Henrietta Mears. The ripple effects of Mears's life and teachings are still being felt around the world today."
--Mike Constantz, Pastor, Global PEACE Plan, Saddleback Church
"A Little Drop of Love is relentless. It is a slow burn, always circling the central tenet of Mears's life--her intimate relationship with her Savior and passion to draw others into the adventure. It reminds of a different era in word and thought--a time I'm hungry for in this day of relativism and distraction."
--Gary Stanley, professor, author, curriculum writer, world traveler, song and dance man
"God has called most of us to serve in a secondary roles, in hidden places, and yet biographies and histories tend to focus on the primary, public players. Andrea Van Boven's spiritual biography of Henrietta Mears shows us how we ourselves can be a force for kingdom influence from behind the scenes. Hopefully, it can help us re-evaluate the relative importance in God's sight of this type of ministry of hidden influence for good. What a blessing to have this example of a true mother in the faith."
--Jonathan Friz, Founder, 10 Days of Prayer
"The Henrietta Mears story is one of distinguished Christian service in the power of the Holy Spirit. Mears was a bonafide pentecostal without the name or outward trappings of classic pentecostalism. Van Boven acquaints us with a woman who moved effectively in the supernatural, was very conscious of the need of divine anointing for effective service, had a clear sense of the prophetic, and who experienced supernatural healings herself. Among other things, Van Boven's biography compelled me to re-examine what true pentecostal outlook and service are all about."
--Roberto Miranda, Congregacion Leon de Juda, Boston
"Andrea captured Henrietta's essence! Henrietta knew the Lord and the word of God! I loved to be with her! I'm thankful that others will have an opportunity to know her through this book."
--Shirley Hinkson, one of Campus Crusade for Christ's earliest staff, spent extensive time with Miss Mears
"Many lives around the world, including my own, have been touched by the disciples of Henrietta Mears. But where do we get a window into what really influenced Dawson Trautman, Billy Graham, and Bill Bright, among others? Andrea Van Boven has done a masterful job in producing A Little Drop of Love, a book that should be study material on how to prepare oneself for noble use in the kingdom of God."
--Delanyo Adadevoh, President, International Leadership Foundation