Saturday, January 19, 2013

Call of A Coward

This book has to be one of my favorites.  I was immediately drawn into their story.  Marcia writes so well and so candidly about her experience, I couldn't help but try to put myself in her shoes at times.  

I love how she has set up each chapter of their story with a word of truth and Bible verses that go along with what they faced.  I admire this family for being completely open and willing to answer the call of God, even when it was exactly the opposite of what they may have wanted for themselves.  

Marcia used every experience to highlight what God completed not only in their lives, but in the lives of those around them.  Even the most ordinary, mundane things held meaning and a purpose.  My favorite quote was this, "It's a noble thing to say you would lay down your life for a loved one.  It's quite another if you are called upon unexpectedly to share your last bit of chocolate.Thank God there is no condemnation as we slowly shed our selfish selves and grow in grace."  I think all women can identify with that statement!

Not only was this book a good, convicting read.  It was honest and funny.  The titles of each chapter alone made me laugh and made me curious.  "Demonic Cows, Ailing Livers, and Ample Provisions" is one example.  Who wouldn't want to read that chapter?  I could hardly put the book down once I started, and I was a little sad when I made it to the end.  But it is exciting that God is still moving in their lives and blessing their ministry because of their faithfulness and courage to leave everything behind and venture into a remote country when they felt His call.  

I highly recommend this book.  It is one I know I will be sharing and recommending for quite some time.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Booksneeze bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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