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Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime…

Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (edition 1998)

by Janet Benge (Author)

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Recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary.
Title:Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
Authors:Janet Benge (Author)
Info:YWAM Publishing (1998), 203 pages
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Just started this series. Gladys Aylward was a woman from England who went to war torn China in the early 20th century as a missionary when she was only 20 years old. The book (and whole series I think) is geared for young teens but I enjoy books for any age, really. Chock full of adventures, inspiring feats and trials beyond my imagination. ( )
  homeschoolmimzi | Nov 28, 2016 |
Inspiring biography of Gladys Aylward, a young housemaid who felt called to missionary service in China. The film 'Inn of the Sixth Happiness' was based on her life, and I'd seen that but never read a more accurate account of how she got to China, and what she did.

Written for younger teenagers, this is a good book with an inspiring account of a very courageous and resourceful young woman. Little seemed to daunt her, yet she remained humble and always cared for individuals, particularly children. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
I read this book aloud to my daughters. This is the second book that we have read in this series. Last year, we read George Müller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans.

Gladys is an inspiring woman. She felt called to go to China to spread the word of God, even though she had no formal education in ministry or the means to get there. Although she continually experienced road-blocks during her journey to China, and even once she arrived there, her determination never wavered and she persevered.

We really enjoy this series! The stories are so interesting, and they read more like works of fiction than biographies. My elder daughter loves them, and she wants to read more of them. ( )
  DarlenesBookNook | Jun 12, 2011 |
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Recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary.

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Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart.... China!

What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seeminly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.
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