Gladys Aylward by Janet and Geoff Benge

    This book is sad and awesome at the same time.
Here are some reasons why I think it is soooo amazing:
#1. It is a true story (which might make you cry).
#2. Her perseverance and determination in climbing the mountain with 100 children.
#3. Sharing the gospel under the guise of inspecting children’s feet (to see whether they were bound or not).
#4. The mandarin (this was a person before it Continue reading

Mara: Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

    So I have a real thing for reading about Ancient Egypt (as evidenced by all the Joseph books I’ve collected). I’m not sure why I like reading about it, because I’m 99% sure I don’t ever want to visit Egypt (too much heat and sand, I’ve visited Texas and that’s as close to Egypt as I want to get).
Anywho, such thoughts aside, a friend gave this to me when she came to visit (I-thought-you’d-like-it, out of the blue gifts are the best, aren’t they?). 🙂
Brief summary:
Mara is an Egyptian slave who longs for Continue reading

A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

   To be absolutely honest, I didn’t really want to read this book. But a friend picked it out for me and gave me a deadline- two weeks. So, rather wearily, I began to read my way through. About halfway through the second book I was completely drawn in.
The ending was incomprehensibly depressing, I can’t tell you how often I’ve cried for fictional characters. Why do I always get trapped into reading sad books (ie; The Hobbit, Joseph, The Robe)!?! Continue reading

The Von Trapp Family Singers by Maria Von Trapp

MMMMmmmmm, what a good book!
I love this book. Really love it.
Why:
It is extremely well written.
It has humor threaded through it, as if it were woven in like a tapestry.
It has bits of real life experience during WWII.
It has escape ( I love captive/escape stories! ).
It has real life hardships, which are overcome.
It has a deep family love.
It has such a neat view into Austrian life/ history. Continue reading

Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor

    Have you ever read a book where you just wished that you could walk through the pages? I have too, several actually. There’s The Eagle, The Tucket series (mostly just to make Lottie stop talking), Moccasin Trail, Mara, If We Survive, Corporal Cameron, Captain Blood, and sooo many more. But, I can only write one review at a time…..today I will focus on Corporal Cameron.
Corporal Cameron begins in Scotland, landing you in the midst of a football game (technically, using American terms, hands on Continue reading