Saturday, June 6, 2015
For the Joy Set Before Us
::From the back of the book::
Ever wonder what your calling is? Do you feel burdened for the nations? if you are willing to follow where god leads you, the road ahead may be challenging, but it will be well worth it if you do not give up. In For the Joy Set Before Us, Erica Fye invites you to journey with her to get a glimpse into the life of a missionary, and to offer insight into what God may have in store for your life.
For me this was a bit of a hard book to get into. I felt the book to be more "preachy" than anything which is probably why I struggled to really get into it. Regardless I still stuck through the novel, and I'm glad I did. I just wish there would have been more of the author's personal thoughts and feelings on her experiences rather than preaching.
This would be a fantastic book choice if you've ever considered being a missionary, or even if you are just curious as to what a real missionary really does. As a missionary herself the author is very knowledgeable on this subject.
The author definitely does not sugar coat anything. She tells about the good times, and the bad. She tells about the sacrifices one must make, and how to handle difficulties. She even talks about how she survived malaria and typhoid.
In addition to wishing the author had included more personal experiences and thoughts during her missions, I also wish there was more about what she loved about her missions. It is good to give the readers both the hard truths as well as all of the joys. Especially when talking about being a missionary.
Publisher: CrossLink Publishing
Publication date: October 27, 2014
Book length: 132
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a BookCrash member in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.