Jewish Christian Lady Evangelist. Combinations of
these words can cause a fuss. A little over a century ago, even
more so. Back then, crowds of thousands of women and men,
of all classes, in cities, towns and villages across Australia,
New Zealand, North America and Britain, ﬂocked to hear
Emilia Baeyertz tell her story and exhort them to follow Jesus
For decades, a ticket to hear Mrs Baeyertz was one of the
hottest going. Yet, Emilia has been largely forgotten, even
among those many whose spiritual ancestors found new lives
through her message.
We have no sound recording yet we do have her voice.
She published her own lectures and biography. Everywhere
she spoke, the newspapers recorded what she had to say and
how her audiences responded. Drawing from some of those
records, and from what we have had to imagine, we present
for you Emilia’s remarkable true story of romance, tragedy
and hope as an historical novel.