Grubb, Norman P. C. T. Studd: Cricketer and Pioneer. Atlantic City, NJ: The World-Wide Revival Prayer Movement, 1935.
Purple cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, light wear with no damage. Former owner's signature on ffep, 260 pp., illustrated from photographs. 7 pp. have neat ink underlining. Good. Hardcover.  $15.00
Charles Thomas Studd (1860-1931), b. Wiltshire, England; d. Ibambi, Belgian Congo. A talented athlete, he was captain of his cricket team at Eton College, and afterwards at Trinity College, Cambridge, he became a nationally-recogized as England's most talented cricketer. "He experienced profound spiritual renewal under the ministry of D. L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey, and became an influential member of that remarkable group of Cambridge students known as the 'Cambridge Seven,' young graduates of wealth and privilege who renounced their promising careers to serve as missionaries to China." Studd's decision caused a sensation and it launched the Student Volunteer Movement. Studd was later the founder of Worldwide Evangelization Crusade. Studd was in China with the China Inland Mission from 1885 to 1894, returning to England in poor health. After periods of service in promoting the Student Volunteer Movement and then as pastor of a church in India, in 1913 "Studd began what many would regard as a quixotic eighteen-year missionary career in the Belgian Congo." - J. J. Bonk, Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals (2003).
The author, Norman P. Grubb (1895-1993), a decorated British Army lieutenant (WWI), was married to Studd's daughter Pauline. He joined C. T. in the Congo as a missionary in 1920.
'No. 2494a in Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography.