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Christian Heroes: Then and Now: Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

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This is the powerful story of Gladys Aylward, missionary to China. Her amazing adventure of faith and determination is one of the truly great missionary story of our era (1902-1970).

Recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary.

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Overview

This is the powerful story of Gladys Aylward, missionary to China. Her amazing adventure of faith and determination is one of the truly great missionary story of our era (1902-1970).

Recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576580196
  • Publisher: YWAM Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Christian Heroes: Then & Now Series
  • Pages: 207
  • Sales rank: 354,424
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2008

    Not for the kind-hearted child to be reading

    This book was recommended to my 12 year old daughter by the librarian at her Christian school. My daughter was reading this book about Gladys with enthusiasm and enjoying reading about her adventure of a lifetime. As Gladys encountered her first violent theme, my daughter was so upset that this Christian book was describing such violence. My daughter is very sensitive and this violence was too much for her to be reading at this age. By the end of the book, she had read too much violence and she doesn't recommend it to any child that is too sensitive and kind-hearted like herself. My daughter was so distraught after visualizing the violence, she had to watch cartoons and stay up a long time thinking of other happy events and laughing at funny things to get her mind eased enough to go to sleep at night. She wishes she hadn't had to read the bad parts because she liked the story of Gladys going to China as a missionary and what she was able to accomplish with God's help. As a mother, I wished this book had been rated like we do for movie viewers, because I wouldn't have let her read this book at 12 years old. And, why didn't the Christian librarian warn her of the violence?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2007

    An Awesome Story!

    The biography of Gladys Aylward is an amazing story of a woman¿s devotion to God through her mission work in China. From a young age, Gladys Aylward always wanted to a missionary, and after being dismissed from Bible school for failing her classes, she became even more determined to become a missionary. Discovering a missionary in China who needs a house keeper, Gladys saves up her money, thinking that she could help share the Gospel. She assists Mrs. Lawson, the missionary, create and maintain the Inn of Eight Happiness¿s. Here Mrs. Lawson and Gladys tell Bible stories and provide accommodation to travelers and muleteers. The Mandarin, the governor of the village, asks Gladys to become a foot-checker, where she would travel around to the villages and make sure that young girl¿s feet were unbound. Chinese people thought that girl¿s feet were unattractive if they were normal length, so they would bind girl¿s toes to their heels. Through feet inspecting, Gladys earned the respect of the governor, Chinese people, helping them through times of war and oppression. Although the story (and others that Janet & Geoff Benge have written) is fascinating, the method of writing has been ¿dumbed-down¿. I would love to see the authors use a broader vocabulary and variations in sentence structures to make it more interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    An Outstanding Book!

    This is a great book! I would recommend it to anyone! It is full of excitement and adventure! I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 1999

    A winner at my house

    After reading this book, my 11 year old daughter said she would read any books like it by YWAM. I also enjoyed reading it. My 10 year old is reading it now.

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