Calling of Emily Evans, The (Women of the West Book #1) [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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?

A young woman questions her ability to carry out God's call to a country parish in the prairie settlements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585587261
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Women of the West , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 3,008
  • File size: 510 KB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") is celebrated across the world for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. She is credited with launching the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. Today, her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Very conservative

    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.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2004

    The Calling of Emily Evans

    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.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    awsome

    It is a very good book. I would like to read some more books like this book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Worth the read!

    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.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2010

    Inspiring Read

    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.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Oke can and has done better

    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.

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    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Male Preachers

    In the Bible it says that a preacger should be the.husbamd to one wife. A woman cannot start a church! -1 Timothy 3:2 (KJV)

    4 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

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    Good story

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Good book...

    I enjoyed this book, once again, disappointed with ending, but good up until.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Thought Provocing

    I was not expecting to enjoy a book that is baised around faith in God. But i sincerely enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Historical fiction

    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?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Very good reading.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Love this book

    This was a wonderful read Thank You Love Love it so sweet

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    delightful read.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Good reading

    this book was easy reading but no one of my favorite Oke books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    from: Sabrina

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Always great books

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Ms

    Somewhere between a romance and lovely story. Probably women would enjoy it most.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Loved this book. Like all of Jeanette Oke's books it has a strong Christian undertone. Hallmark has begun a weekly TV series based on this book. It is wholesome, clean family entertainment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    When Calls the Heart

    I liked this book as told through small stories that comprised the whole. The characters were very interesting and believe able. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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