Today, we're heading to the barn to discuss some favorites. Maybe view it like a fall fellowship where we gather with laughing, music, and books of course!
Also be sure to stop by Rebekah's blog to read everyone else's posts and catch up on some wonderful missionary books today! And guess what, guess what?! We've had 75 entrants into the giveaway which means there is now going to be a second place winner!!!! Spread the news because the party is just getting better!!! :)
Relax, and let's talk about some wonderful books that are very worthwhile reading! This has proven a glaring defect in my recent reading diet. While I have balanced non-fiction and devotional books with fiction, it has been years since I've sat down and read a passel of missionary books or Christian biographies, so I don't remember which ones I actually liked or not. I'm going to throw in a few devotional books as well.
Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose
This remains one of my favorite women missionary stories ever. It's not just a missionary story, but a missionary/POW story.
Bruchko by Bruce Olsen
This one was fascinating, however, I didn't find that he was 100% Biblical in everything he did (you'll have to read my review for that though). His faith... that was amazing!
God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew
This is one of those books that I feel every believer should read. I waited way too long before I read it. And it is an amazing, wonderful read!
Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
I initially thought that this book might dwell too much on the tortures for me (I don't think we should avoid knowing about Christians being tortured, it's just that sometimes the writers glory in the torture, and not so much in God). This book, though, was amazing and I left it praising God for the wonderful examples of others before me.
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Chappie by Alton E. Carpenter
Best for last. This isn't exactly a missionary story. Uncle Alton was a chaplain in WWII, so in a sense, he kind of was a missionary. At any rate, yes, he's one of my former relatives, but I don't think my view of his book is in any way biased, as anyone we've given it to to read has loved it as well. It is an amazing journal of a man who decided to follow God's call to leave the church he was pastoring to minister to the soldiers as they were on the field. Uncle Alton was right there with them, in the heat of many major battles. Yet so often, he would just stop and reflect on the beauty of God in nature. Yeah... it is amazing.
What missionary books do you like?
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