Item description for They Call Them Dancers: Working for God in the Philippines by Sr. Garner Max...
Since his ordination in 1963, Max Garner, Sr., has served God through pastoral ministry and on the mission field. Currently pastor of a congregation in western North Carolina, Garner served for many years as a missionary to the Philippines, and he writes about that experience as well as his thoughts on Christianity in this informative and spiritually adventurous book. Garner writes that one of his most rewarding experiences has been the pioneering, building and establishing of a bible training center on the remote Island of Palawan in the Philippines in 1988. As this Christian-based school has flourished, Gamer continues to return to the island each April to participate in the graduation of students.
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Studio: Mountain Church
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2001
Publisher Mountain Church
ISBN 1570901406 ISBN13 9781570901409
Reviews - What do customers think about They Call Them Dancers: Working for God in the Philippines?
OK, But Not What it Appears To Be Mar 7, 2007
I bought this book believing it would be about the Philippines, namely a missionary's story about his work in the Philippines, but this was only a fraction of the book's content. The book is actually more of a devotional, the author sharing his thoughts and beliefs on Christianity and the Bible. Some of the devotional material is good, some of it is strange, but there is little about the author's experience in the Philippines and even less of Filipino culture. I felt a bit deceived reading the book, like the author tricked me into reading his ramblings that no one else would read knowing what they really were. Needless to say, I was disappointed with the book.
On a brighter note, I did enjoy the poems the author wrote at the beginning of each chapter. And the few pages that were devoted to the Philippines and the missionary work happening there were interesting. The best chapter in the book was the tenth and final chapter which were mainly photos of Mr. Garner's experience in the Philippines.