Tuesday, August 5, 2014

"Woman of Courage" by Wanda E. Brunstetter {A book review}

A while back Handlebar publishing asked me if I would like to review "Woman of Courage" by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Though I don't often read fiction anymore (I used to read a LOT of it!) I thought it sounded rather fun and decided to give it a try.

  I have enjoyed much good fiction over the years but have also been disappointed many times with Christian fiction that seems to have a very weak story line and to much unnatural romance. So often they are very predictable.

   Anyway, I did enjoy reading this book. I don't think it will ever become a classic but it did have a nice story line and wasn't terribly predictable and though there was some falling in love - that wasn't the total highlight of the story.

  In the book you follow Amanda (a Quaker) as she goes through a broken engagement and then decides to go west to help out some missionaries who were telling the Native Americans about Jesus. Along the way she goes through trial after trial which test her but through it all her focus continues to be on sharing Jesus with those that don't know Him. I really appreciate that about the book. It was a good reminder to me about what truly needs to be our focus in life no matter what else is going on. The book disappointingly does not share the whole message of the gospel - leaving out some critical steps in coming to know Christ but over all I did like the book.

  Disclaimer: I received this book free for purposes of reviewing but was not paid in any other way. The thoughts expressed are my own. 

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