Item description for Gladys Aylward No Mountain Too High (Trail Blazers) by Myrna Grant...
Overview Many looked on Gladys Aylward's expedition to mainland China as foolhardy and dangerous. It was. On her own, as a single female she carried her passport and other documents along with the only money and belongings that she in a small briefcase with a teapot and a saucepan tied to the handle. After having purchased her one-way ticket to China she left the United Kingdom with a single-minded determination to do what God had commanded her to. She knew she was meant to go to China - even if no mission was prepared to support her. Unconventional is the only way to describe this journey to the country that would eventually become her home. A theme that would continue throughout her mission work in China where she thwarted authorities became involved in the Chinese resistance and rescued over 100 children from the invading Japanese army. Written for 9-14 year olds.
Publishers Description Many looked on Gladys Aylward's expedition to mainland China as foolhardy and dangerous. It was. On her own, as a single female, she carried her passport and other documents, along with the only money and belongings that she had, in a small briefcase with a teapot and a saucepan tied to the handle. After having purchased her one-way ticket to China, she left the United Kingdom with a single-minded determination to do what God had commanded her. She knew she was meant to go to China - even if no mission was prepared to support her. Unconventional is the only way to describe this journey to the country that would eventually become her home. A theme that would continue throughout her mission work in China where she thwarted authorities, became involved in the Chinese resistance and rescued over 100 children from the invading Japanese army.Written for 9-14 year olds.
Community Description The second book in the series following on from the bestselling Rainforest AdventuresChildren are fascinated with the natural world around them and with facts and information about animals that they have never seen. However often good nature programmes on T.V. or articles in magazines centre on evolution and completely ignore the Creator. Each story has a Bible verse and lesson for the reader to take away. Written by someone who spent his life in the Rainforest this book has the added benefit of being written by someone who has been there lived there and experienced the culture not just someone who has read the encyclopaedias.
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Studio: Christian Focus
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 6.92" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2013
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Trail Blazer-Christian Focus
ISBN 1857925947 ISBN13 9781857925944
Availability 0 units.
More About Myrna Grant
Myrna Grant was born in Hamilton, Ontario and retains her Canadian citizenship although makes her home in Wheaton, Illinois. She holds the Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston and taught in the graduate Communication department of Wheaton College.
Myrna Grant currently resides in Wheaton, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Gladys Aylward No Mountain Too High (Trail Blazers)?
Come on Dad, read another chapter--Please! May 9, 2008
I recommend NO MOUNTAIN TOO HIGH, as a youth biography of Gladys Alward. This book takes the reader on an exciting a walk thru the life experiences of Gladys Alward,a British-born woman who felt God calling her to missionary work. Trusting the Lord, her travels take her across Russia to her destination --China-- where she lives, ministers and eventually dies. The author does well in illustrating the difficulties she faced, and the faith that kept her loving. Upon arrival in China they threw mud at her and called her "foreign devil"; yet she loves them and serves humbly and is assigned the Chinese name Ai-weh-deh which means "righteous one." Upon finishing the final chapter last night I proclaimed aloud: "What an awesome woman!" I believe that you will do the same. Surely Gladys Alward was a unique woman, uniquely called, uniquely used... but throughout the book I was challenged by the thought, "Look what God does through those who simply serve him. What about me?"
I read this book aloud to my children (ages 9-13). Every chapter has enough dialog, action, spiritual insight, and often unresolve that each night they pled, "Come on Dad, can't we read another chapter--just one more?" Young readers will find this a compelling easy-reader. I'd also recommend it for Church library and/ or summer reading club--so give it away when you're done with it--or better yet, buy two copies and bless someone.
If you're reading this aloud to children, you'll want to take advantage of the "Thinking Further" pages at the end of the book which assist adults in asking thoughtful follow-up questions after each chapter. I wish I had books like this placed in my hands as a young Christian.
Heroic and Inspiring Story of Gladys Aylward, Christian Missionary in China Sep 28, 2007
Amazing and true story of a British woman who felt called to serve the people of China. She risks her life and every comfort to make life better for these people and spread her Christian values and religion. She loves God and the Chinese people she serves more than her own life. Over her life she saves 100's of orphans. Through war time their lives are often in peril. She gets her love, courage, and faith from God, expecting and receiving God's protection and miracles.