Jan 16, 2016

"The Calling of Emily Evans" review

She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman? 

Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God's will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men. She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community--alone. 

When Emily arrives at her new assignment, she is disappointed to find the church building in disrepair. After many days of hard work fixing it up, she announces her first service and is once again disappointed, this time in the size of her congregation. Is her faith strong enough to stand against the local doubters and myriad challenges that will test her calling?

My Review:

     The Calling of Emily Evans is a very unique and interesting book about what life would have been like for a single woman starting a church in a town in the middle of nowhere! Emily is forced to trust in God's provision and learn how to do hard things. The book doesn't have a lot of adventure, but I liked the story line and the beautiful ending! I also enjoyed how she had to learn to trust God. Emily wasn't the "perfect" minister in the community, but people can see how she learns to relay on God more and more. The only thing that I did not like about this book was that the Kindle edition had several errors. 
     I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Janette Oke's style! I really enjoyed it!

About the Author:

Janette Oke writes with a profound simplicity of what she knows best—real life, honest love, and lasting values. With over 23 million in sales, her historical novels portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart.

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