Overview She sat a long time before the window, unraveling the years, searching for the dropped stitch. Mindy dreamed of teaching-if she survived tuberculosis. Then she met Carl Matthews with the sky-blue eyes-eyes that turned to ice when she asked him to go to church with her. Among the goldenrod and purple asters she gave him her heart. Then, against her father's wishes, she gave him her hand in marriage. But would her deepening faith survive his scorn? Originally published in 1977, Mindy soon became a classic. Long out of print, it is at last reborn to sway a new generation. Author June Strong narrates one woman's poignant struggle between her love of family and her love of God, tracing to the bittersweet end her joys and sorrows as she raises children in a divided home. Mindy is a haunting chronicle of love, loss, and faith in the furnace.
Publishers Description The author narrates one woman's poignant struggle between her love of family and her love of God, tracing to the bittersweet end her joys and sorrows as she raises children in a divided home. Mindy is a haunting chronicle of love, loss, and faith in the furnace. Originally published in 1977.
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Studio: Review & Herald Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 11, 2005
Publisher Review & Herald Publishing
ISBN 0828017867 ISBN13 9780828017862
Availability 0 units.
More About June Strong
Author of Journal of a Happy Woman, Song of Eve, A Warm and Welcome Place, and A Little Journey.
June Strong currently resides in Batavia. June Strong was born in 1928.
This is, and has been for 25 years, one of my favorite books. It is loosely based on the life story of the author's grandmother. I remember meeting June Strong shortly after I'd read Mindy for the first time and she was an incredible woman. I recommend this book to every female friend I have.
This will build you up Jan 5, 2002
It doesn't surprise me to see several buyers waiting for this book even though "Mindy" was first published in 1977. I give it 5 stars for content and for execution of the writer's goal--more on that in a moment--but had to give it only 4 stars because the writing is formal in a way that doesn't invite the reader to relate. We meet Mindy when she's a teenager struggling with her Christian faith in an 1800s small-town area that isn't Christian. She's also suffering from tuberculosis and her life is in doubt. Clearly the author wants to strengthen and assist others who are trying to live out Christianity in a worldly world, and does this well, with warm, real characters we can related to in spite of the writing style. Mindy, an intelligent, engaging young woman, is someone every Christian can understand. Her struggles, defeats, and victories can bring hope to anyone in a similar situation. Though the setting is old to us today (you will find traditional roles for the most part), the struggles are the same, and Mindy's inner debates and outward decisions--as well as those of other characters--give us valuable insights and a renewed conviction to follow God whatever the cost. In today's world, a real Christian is even more of an oddity than Mindy was in her day; but if you're in Mindy's shoes in any area of your life, I encourage you to get this book, read it, and take it in.