What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from En Written for readers age 10 and up -- enjoyed by adults! Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 18, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: sonlight-read-alouds , faith-spirituality. I read this book aloud to Aurora as part of our Sonlight curriculum this year. I don't think I, personally, would have chosen it as a read-aloud for 4th graders.
The book is quite heavy. It's the true story of Gladys Aylward and her experiences as a missionary in China. It is set during the time of the second world war. Aylward's life was filled with stories of God's amazing provision but also a fair amount of blood, desperation, hunger, and death. Aurora did not like it. What stood out to h I read this book aloud to Aurora as part of our Sonlight curriculum this year.
What stood out to her were all the sad stories, rather than the ways in which God provided. I definitely think this book is a worthwhile read for adults, or even teens. Aylward lived an amazing life, and it's a story worth telling.
I just don't think it's a good fit for elementary students. View 2 comments. Aug 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book. What this woman endured was amazing to me, and I don't think many could have done what she did.
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She was definitely a devout Christian and her example made me want to do better. Definitely increased my faith to do the hard things God asks of us. Aug 02, Adam Balshan rated it really liked it Shelves: biography , missions , r-east-asia. Apr 06, Christina rated it it was amazing.
Read this to my 8 and 10 year old boys, and all 3 of us loved it. Gripping story, written well for kids to feel the heartache and joy, but still age appropriate. Really wonderful book exploring the life and sacrifice of a woman who was determined to follow God. Jul 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing. This is an amazing story about an incredible woman who God used to reach the people of China. She went through so much but the impact she made was indescribable!
I am looking forward to reading this with my sons when they get a little older, and reading more books in this series about other missionaries.
Sep 17, April rated it it was amazing. A neat story of the triumphs and tears of hard work, persistence, and a single woman's desire to minister. So much heartache and tears, but she kept on. Nov 14, Carolyn rated it it was amazing.
Gladys Aylward was an inspiring woman who followed God with all her heart. Her story challenges me to do the same - to pursue Him fearlessly. Nov 12, Joy rated it it was amazing. The dictionary defines adventure as "an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks. At the "old" age of 32, Gladys embarks on a journey to China, where she knows she is called to be a missionary. As sets about her work, sharing the Gospel with everyone she meets, her int The dictionary defines adventure as "an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.
Gladys is asked to help unbind the feet of women in her province, and shares God's love along the way. Gladys' amazing ministry is culminated during the Japanese occupation, and the Communist rule, when she finally leaves the land she's known for 30 years. She is truly a hero of the faith.
I absolutely loved this book, and read it in about 2 days. It's quick, yet thorough, giving much detail on Gladys' work. I am nothing short of inspired after reading this book. Full of confidence in God's call on her life, Gladys sets out to bring Good News to China for the rest of her life.
Challenge accepted. Mar 03, Tina at Mommynificent rated it really liked it Shelves: pleasure-reading. I enjoyed reading this book aloud with my girls. As with all the books in this series that we've read so far, this story is very inspiring and challenges us to dream big! I've never had to pre-read any books in this series before, and I didn't do so with this one, but I found myself regretting that.
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There were some extremely gory scenes in this book including the main character witnessing someone being beheaded and the head rolling across the town square and landing at her feet. These scenes wou I enjoyed reading this book aloud with my girls. These scenes would have completely freaked my 5 and 9-year olds out so I found myself editing on the fly several times throughout the book which I don't enjoy doing as I am not particularly good at it.
I truly can't imagine going through the things Gladys and the children went through and I would never want to minimize any of their suffering, but if you are sharing this with young children as I was, be aware that you may need to do some quick editing or maybe look for a different biography of Miss Aylward that is aimed at a younger audience. Jul 10, Tori Hook rated it liked it Recommends it for: Anyone. Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime is one of those rare books that renews your faith and is a grand adventure, as I believe most if not all in this series will be.
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