People, Pagodas and Pyramids

People, Pagodas and Pyramids

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Young Len Allen and his wife, Kay, beginning a ministry in the town of Milford, New Hampshire in the 1930s, seemed destined for an unremarkable life in rural New England - until a letter arrived one day summoning them to a college post in Burma. Catapulted into the seething dangerous world of South Asia in the twilight of the British Raj, they begin a 50-year adventure that reads like a modern historical novel. From the pyramids of Egypt to the pagodas of Burma, from the horrors of Japanese bombing raids on Rangoon, to the nightmares of fleeing Mao's armies in China, Len Allen makes his way through riots, revolutions and wars, coming face to face with India's Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi, Burma's U Nu, the prime ministers of China and Japan - and on three occasions, the "business end" of a rifle. Kay Allen, daughter of a Manhattan corporate attorney and graduate of a private school and Vassar College, is only 33 when she flees Burma with her three small children on a freighter in the darkest hour of World War II. A dynamic Christian faith motivates and drives these two on their extraordinary world-spanning adventure. Always on the edge of the headlines and history of the mid-20th century, they act on the simple belief that God-directed individuals can help shape the destiny of nations; that obedient Christians can help tame the hatreds that threaten to reduce today's dazzling technological world into nuclear cinders. Here is a story which will awaken in you the call to venture, dare and go the unknown ways as few books will - a story of the unexpected adventure that can happen when ordinary people place their hands firmly and unquestioningly in the Hand of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517769352
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2015
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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