Item description for Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Christian Heroes, Then & Now) by Janet Benge & Geoff Benge...
Overview Recounts the life story of the Englishwoman who financed her own overland trip to China to become a missionary.
Publishers Description "Christian Heroes: Then & Now have set a new standard of quality in Christian biography. These thrilling true adventures are the best-written biographies for ages 10 and up Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, a housemaid from England dared to answer God's call to China (1902-1970).
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Studio: Y W A M Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.05" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2002
Publisher YWAM Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Christian Heroes - Then and Now
Series Number 1
ISBN 1576580199 ISBN13 9781576580196
Availability 0 units.
More About Janet Benge & Geoff Benge
Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.
Janet Benge currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Janet Benge was born in 1958.
Janet Benge has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) (Christian Heroes, Then & Now)?
An inspiring tale. Aug 28, 2008
This is an extremely inspiring and amazing tale of a woman and her quest be a missionary to China. She indures many hardships and successes that can only be attributed to God. One of the best books I have ever read and it is an amazing adventure. Both my boys ages 9 and 10 and I throughly enjoyed this book. It held their attention on every page.
Determined Missionary.. Aug 1, 2007
I love this book. It is down to earth and very clear for the younger children to understand. It gives a clear picture of Gladys' life. I definitely recommend this book to all young readers. The life of this missionary is exciting and leaves you feeling inspired!
Inspiring Story about a woman that wouldn't give up Jun 13, 2007
I read this to my children a few weeks ago, and I found it incredibly moving. I am not one to get sentimental over books, but I found this story so inspiring and really incredible. The book begins with Gladys being told by the head of a missionary school that she would never make it on the mission field. She isn't cut out for missionary work. She is urged to go back to being a professional housekeeper. Instead, Gladys stubbornly chooses to pay her own way to China. God uses her in a mighty way, eventually bringing the mandarin (similar to a governor) to faith in Christ. I was so touched by how God was able to use her in spite of what others thought that it brought me to tears.
I've come to the conclusion that any book by these authors is worth reading -- every book I've read of theirs is excellent.
This story is remarkable Nov 13, 2005
Gladys is my heroe. I was spellbound by not only her difficulties but her tenacity to stay the course when circumstances said to throw in the towel. I've never had a book grab my heart like this one. I immediately bought two other versions of her story and the movie, 'Inn of the Sixth Happiness' based on her story. Lord help me to be as focused as Gladys was.
Truly the Adventure of a Lifetime May 11, 2004
It is incredible to think that a single young lady could accomplish so much in such a short lifetime. Only someone sold out to God could be used in wonderful ways like this. Thank the Lord that people like Gladys Aylward do answer the call to spend their lives serving Him. She gave up all of the normal comforts of western life and totally followed God's will. She even sacrificed the hope of a husband and family, but God gave her a bigger family than she could have ever imagined! She dared to head off into the unknown with nothing but her faith in God. It proved to be more than enough and God blessed her with spiritual fruit beyond our understanding. You must read this book! It is so well done and inspiring! It would be great for the whole family. I pray He will call out many more people like Gladys Aylward into the dark corners of the world.