Amidst the millions of committed Christians in each generation, a handful rise to special prominence. Learn about their exciting and inspiring lives in the “Heroes of the Faith” series.
The famous “Lady with the Lamp,” one of the most influential women of nineteenth-century England, is generally considered the founder of modern nursing. The best-known aspect of her life–nursing wounded soldiers at Scutari Hospital in Turkey during the Crimean War–comprised, in fact, a very small part of her fifty-year career, but provided the springboard from which it all began.
For Florence Nightingale, following Christ’s example of service meant tending to the medical needs. Her good deeds helped elevate nursing to the respectable profession it is today.