Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call Of A Coward book review

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849947308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849947308

::From the back of the book::
Moses never wanted to be a leader. Jonah ran away from his missions call. And when Marcia Moston's husband came home with a call to foreign missions, she was sure God had the wrong number. His call conflicted with her own dreams, demanded credentials she didn't have, and required courage she couldn't seem to find. She promised to follow where God led, but she never thought the road would lead to a Mayan village on a Guatemalan mountainside.
From the treacherous road trip to their new village home, to learning to navigate a new culture, to a stateside mission field in Vermont, Moston's journey reveals that God leads just as clearly today as he did in biblical times. Her candid account tells a story of learning to trust and obey when faithfulness seems foolish.
Written with humor and insight, Call of a Coward is an engaging reminder that with our very real God in control, cowards become courageous and ordinary people find great purpose.

::My thoughts::
This book amazed me! Those are really the best words I can say to describe the impression this book left upon me. Not only is this memoir so well written that you will feel as if you are on the journey with Marcia, but you will feel closer to God. I laughed aloud, I was speechless, and I was just downright impressed. This is one Christian memoir that I won't soon be forgetting. It's so easy for us to follow the road we have planned, but what if you followed the road God planned? Just throw caution to the wind, and follow wherever he leads you no matter what. Marcia, as a pastor's wife, did just that and went along with her family to several different places God led them. They took themselves out of the comfort zone that we are so used to, and by reading this book they will challenge you to do the same! This book is completely honest, and very unpredictable. This is one brave family, but one that I can't help but to admire.
Sometimes, as Christians, we can do all we can to help our church, loved ones, those in need, etc. But what if one day suddenly all that your doing as a Christian just isn't good enough and you find yourself being called to do more? That's exactly what happens to Marcia the housewife who finds herself ripped away from all that she's known and called to carry out God's missions.
During her journey she only becomes closer to God, and finds a deeper love with Him than ever she thought possible. By trusting Him through all the rough and tumble times she finally found her true calling. Through the hard and easy times God was there, and she never gave up on Him.
Now I will forewarn you that this novel is not all about Guatemala, as the family is also led on other various missions, but just the same it is never dull.
Call of a Coward is the perfect title for this book. We are all afraid to take ourselves out of our comfort zones, lay our entire lives in God's hands, and just follow wherever he leads us. But this is one family that courageously followed His journey for them.
Marcia writes in such depth that once you start reading, there is no going back. I recommend this to anyone who loves memoirs, or even Christian novels. You will fall in love with this family and find yourself admiring Marcia with all the admiration you have. You may also find yourself more deeply rooted in your faith after reading this novel. I sure did, and I have to admit that I have never read such a memoir quite as this. Definitely one of my new favorites.

I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon

This book is available in   Paperback   Kindle   Nook

DISCLAIMER: I was provided this book for free through Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review. Opinions expressed are mine alone.

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