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Paperback Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime Book

ISBN: 1576580199

ISBN13: 9781576580196

Gladys Aylward: The Adventure of a Lifetime

(Book #1 in the Christian Heroes: Then & Now Series)

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This is the powerful story of Gladys Aylward. Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart.... China What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances...

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Travel to China through a Book

this book was loved by me and my children. We read it aloud every evening and had to force ourselves to put it down for bed. It is eye opening and encouraging! I’m purchasing extra copies to give away. I think everyone should read it. Easy listening to for grades 3+

A fantastic and inspirational story for students of all ages

This biography of Gladys Aylward takes as resources all of the other biographies. It is written at a level so that children 9 and up can enjoy and benefit from. Gladys' life shows how God can do great things through a submitted and willing servant. Gladys started life as a servant for wealthy families, but God had other plans for her. While at a revival meeting, she became convinced that he was leading her to China. Even though she knew no Chinese, had no contacts in China and flunked out of China mission school, Gladys saved up her money and bought a one-way ticket to China. The adventures and close escapes she had keep you glued to the pages, all the while glorifying God and all that He did for the Chinese people through His humble servant. Well recommended for home-schools.

Gladys Aylward -- Our New Heroine!

We saw the movie "Inn of the Sixth Happiness" and had to know more about this amazing woman. Our search lead us to this book. I read it out loud to my 12 year old daughter as my husband did the driving back from our Christmas vacation in Illinois. We read it straight through as we drove straight through! It was even more exciting than the movie! We, too, are on the lookout for anything more we can find to read about Gladys Aylward -- a true role model for our kids!!!

What a fantastic family book

My boys and I (ages 10 & 6) just finished reading this wonderful book. We home school and read many books together. Honestly, my guys did not want to read about a woman missionary. However, by the middle of the book, they would ask me to read another chapter. It was inspiring and exciting. Her life was full of life and danger. It was incredible for my boys to realize this was a real story, not fiction. I highly recommend it as a book to read as a family. We loved it.

A read-aloud delight for the whole family

I've literally just tucked my children into bed, having read the last three chapters of this amazing story--we couldn't stop! My 7 year-old son was intrigued from start to finish, and my 4 year-old daughter, asked "Could we read it again, PLEASE? " I'm now on the look-out for any other books about Gladys Aylward. What a shame that I grew up not knowing anything about this Godly, brave woman. What a story! We've been reading a chapter each day aloud, and have enjoyed every single word. I highly recommend it!

An extraordinary book!

Wow, this book is awesome! I definetely recomend it. You must read this one! I am twelve years old, and I could not put the book down, and neither could my Mom. Just start reading it, and you will not stop! An excellent Christian book. This book tells about a young Christian lady that feels called to China to be a missionary. One of the most exciting parts of the book is when she is stuck in Russia and she has to find a way out or she will work in a machine factory all her life. Another exciting part is when her train stops in the middle of a battle field! Incredible is the part where she is running from Japaneese soldiers; also when they bombed her village. Wow! And tracking over mountains with one hundred kids isn't boring either. Please read this book, it is one of the best books I've ever read!
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