The Calling of Emily Evans (Women of the West Book #1)

The Calling of Emily Evans (Women of the West Book #1)

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by Janette Oke
     
 

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She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman?

Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God's will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a

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She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman?

Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God's will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men. She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community--alone.

When Emily arrives at her new assignment, she is disappointed to find the church building in disrepair. After many days of hard work fixing it up, she announces her first service and is once again disappointed, this time in the size of her congregation. Is her faith strong enough to stand against the local doubters and myriad challenges that will test her calling?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585587261
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Series:
Women of the West , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
89,720
File size:
523 KB

Meet the Author

JANETTE OKE is the beloved, bestselling author of more than sixty books. Her writing has earned her the Christy Award for excellence in Christian Fiction, a number of Gold Medallion Awards, and two honorary awards for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Calgary, Alberta. Visit janetteoke.com.
Bestselling author Janette Oke is celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Her novels have sold more than thirty million copies, and she's the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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Calling of Emily Evans 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 197 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book! It is the first Janette Oke book I have read and I can't wait to read more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a very good book. I would like to read some more books like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not my favorite Jeanette Oke book, but I do admire Emily's courage and tenacity. I also admire her love for God and her willingness to follow His call faithfully. I just think that a Bible student should understsnd her theology a little better than Emily did. I mean, she did GRADUATE. Some of the theological questions that stumped Emily were basic things taught in Sunday School now. So, a Bible School Graduate should have a better foundation in God's word. The best part of this book is Emily's character. She is a shining example of a true christian, most of the time. Lol! She is not afraid to admit when she makes mistakes and is not too judgemental to learn from those around her or to let God use her. It is a good book. You should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily face what many Christian face today, the hussle and bussle of life with out God. This is a well written book giving depth to relationship and the impact of the Christian faith.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oke can and has done better. I was expecting a higher caliber book, from my earlier readings of her work. Still, it wasn't bad. Ages 14 and up. Christian fiction. A little over 200 pages. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, once again, disappointed with ending, but good up until.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a woman who is taking up a typically male profession ministry, Emily Evans is not as brave or intelligent as she should be. The plot is amusing, but not unique. The settings are poorly discribed. While the values are good, they are not supported by opinions or facts. It's a good thing this is historical, because it is much too conservative, do-as-you-are -told, and unquestioning for today's woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not expecting to enjoy a book that is baised around faith in God. But i sincerely enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author describes the life of a missionary woman minister in a small Canadian town in the early 1900s. Very well-written, characters lovingly described. Ended rather abruptly with a few unanswered details-----for instance, who left the food baskets? Did Big John and/or his sister accept God? Did Emily and Shad share pastoring in the town?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the books i have ever read written by janette oke were so good. She keeps your interest all the way. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful read Thank You Love Love it so sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a daughter and wife of clergy, I really enjoyed Janette Oke's writing of challenges of those in ministry. I look forward to reading more of her publications.
NanaLA More than 1 year ago
this book was easy reading but no one of my favorite Oke books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading J. Oke books since the 1980's.... have purchased the books in movie form as well..... I will buy/read anything she writes.
yoder178 More than 1 year ago
Janette Oke's books are always great! Cannot say enough about her books, my mother always enjoys her books and can't read enough of them.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Spiritually enligtening
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very inspired by this book. I normally do not read a lot of fiction, but this story came at a very good time in my life. Not a hard read, but it definitely challenged me to be faithful to the calling that Christ has for me, even in the face of hardship, uncertainty, and fear. Enjoyed this book and recommend it to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. *vrnb*
Phyl40 More than 1 year ago
The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke An insightful glimpse of finding and answering God’s call.  Emily Evans wanted to understand God’s will and plan for her life. How was one to know such a thing? Set in the early 1900s, Emily studied at Gethsemene Bible School in West Canada in the early 1900s. On Christmas break, Emily approached a subject sensitive to her father; she told him about the women at her school who were preachers and helped in the ministry, sometimes with their husbands. Her father’s opinion of women preaching was less than positive. Emily sought God in her prayer time to know if He was calling her into His work. When she returned to school, a desire within Emily’s heart to minister in the Missionary Church and lead people to Christ kept her seeking His will. By spring she answered a call for volunteers to help start churches in far-away places.  Following her schooling, her strong spiritual commitment to God led her to new places, new people, and new opportunities. Her ministry assignment was a hard two-day drive from her home in her secondhand buggy with her grays.  This courageous young lady was obedient to the call of God in difficult circumstances. Reading this book you’ll see how God was faithful to her. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her series and this book is no exception. The only problem for me was I felt the ending wasn't complete.
Christiangirly More than 1 year ago
I really loved how God truly showed His purpose for His children in this story. Emily learned to love and trust the Lord through the hard winter. He provided through his word and through His people. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this story. What a new prospective to think women as ministers. I had not known about this of the past. What a wonderful story with strong Christian characters. Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago