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Measure of a Heart, The [Paperback]

Janette Oke
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Nov. 1 2007 Women of the West
Will she ever be able to see herself as others do? Everyone knows that Anna Trent is a woman of worth. Everyone except Anna, that is. The oldest child in a farming family, Anna feels fortunate to have received an education. She loved school, loved to learn, loved the excitement of discovery. But now, as she graduates at age sixteen, it looks like all that is over. Then Austin Barker comes to town to fill the pastorate for the summer months. The young seminarian is captured by Anna's intense desire to learn. Through his books and correspondence, Anna's education continues to expand, and the sweet country girl grows into a lovely young woman. Still, Anna is shocked when Austin asks her to marry him. Why would he choose her? If only her feelings of inadequacy and self-consciousness would go away...

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JANETTE OKE, recipient of the1992 ECPA President's Award and the 1999 CBA Life Impact Award for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry, has also won both the Gold Medallion Award and the Christy Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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2.0 out of 5 stars I thought this book was pretty sad..... April 14 2002
By A Customer
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....and the reason I thought it was pretty sad is that I can see why the poor girl is so self-conscious and feels so inferior. Her life is one continuous struggle in which she receives practically no assistance from anyone. Her husband is actually the worst of everybody for neglecting her! I say that because he never seems to be around for her, never seems to notice her feelings, and the only way she overcomes her inferiority (at the very end of the book) is by reading- reading, mind you, because he scarcely talks to her- one of his sermons. Without much support from Austin, Anna has to do everything for herself. They are extremely poor and out in the middle of nowhere, so you will see how, out of necessity, Anna invents the down jacket and padded diapers, and patches Austin's shirts with flour sacks. The missionary society who is supposed to help the couple is also pretty dumb, because they send Anna a barrelful of fancy summer clothes in winter. These just a couple examples of the incompetency of everybody around Anna. I think the problem is that Janette Oke overworks the fact that the missionaries are poor, until Anna's life seems absurd. I felt sorry for Anna and annoyed at Austin the whole time for not doing anything to help her out, so I don't consider this a very uplifting book. I think the only value in it is that people who are sad can read it and then feel better about their own woes because Anna has everything so much harder.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly touching book Jan. 1 1998
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Janette Oke has done ot again! This was an excellent book about one woman's stuggle with her feelings of inadequacy. Anna Trent truly did not realize how much talent she had to use for God's glory or how much quiet strength and support she gave to her husband. Despite all this, she still tried to do her absolute best for God. This book taught me that love and a humble spirit really go a long way. I LOVED IT!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Janette Oke... Aug. 8 2002
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Janette Oke in this book is wonderful. She places infront of me the examples I need to know. All of us need to know. most people in this world today would not be such wonderful examples. I do not know of many myself. Showing me the way to see the positive in the negative, I find that this is a very special book, indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OKE'S MOST SPIRITUALLY EDIFYING BOOK EVER! Nov. 26 1999
By KL Wagenbach - Published on Amazon.com
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This is, in my opinion, the most spiritually edifying book I have ever read that is ficton. The main character is humble and submissive and a TRUE Christian. She is innocent and naive, yet mature. I wish I could be more like her. I feel like I KNOW her, too. A very good book for ALL AGES. You must read it. It will change your life by drawing you closer to God though the wonderful Christ-like example that this woman is.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book Ever! Dec 18 1999
By Lynn Bray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I read this book when I was really down in the dumps. Life was going wrong. After I read it, I felt so awesome that I bought myself a copy! I want to be a missionary when I grow up, so this also helped me in that area! It is a great book! :)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Oct. 3 2004
By S. Bohon - Published on Amazon.com
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The Measure Of A Heart, by Janette Oke is truly inspirational. She uses the character Anna Trent as an example to all Christians. She is introduced in the beginning of the book as a young, intelligent, six-teen year old farm girl. Throughout the book she grows into a wonderful Christian women, whom most readers would respect after finishing. Anna is innocent and selfless. When she decides to accept the role of being a minister's wife by marrying Austin Baker, she feels tremendously inadequate. Anna has a constant battle by questioning her good deeds, decisions, motherhood, and weather or not she does the title of minister's wife justice. She does the title more than justice! In fact, I wish that everyone could handle situations and treat others as she does. When conflicts arise not only does Anna have to deal with those circumstances, but also a second struggle follows, herself. She is extremely insecure. It is not until later in the book that she finally discovers that all her efforts are significant. I would highly recommend this book, because it offers a new perspective on life. Anna's selflessness makes the reader consider their priorities. Her first and foremost desire is to please God by doing her job sufficiently. I agree with Anna's desire, and this is probably the reason why I loved this book so much! Janette Oke is a talented author. I like the ideas and thoughts that she expresses through the context. After reading The Measure Of A Heart, I am excited to read more of her work!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book by Janette Oke Oct. 20 1999
By Logan Wright - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is especially good because it shows the miraculous things that the Lord can do with a humble heart. For example there is is very good part about befriending someone that does everything to discourage friendship. I also very much enjoyed the author's attempt at showing the particular challenges of dealing with addiction. Although not dealt with in much depth, there is wisdom in what is portrayed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A downer June 28 2011
By T. Wilsdorf - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm surprised by all of the raving reviews this book got, aside from one other person I guess I'm the only one who found it very depressing. Anna's lack of self esteem and overdone humility got very old after the first few chapters, it almost got to the point of pride it was so bad. And then her husband never gave her much credit for any of her really good ideas that helped people in their town, that bugged me. For all the value and interest he gave her before they married, afterwards he seemed to totally take her for granted. He was unaffectionate, remiss in his family duties and a lousy provider. It's one thing for an author to illustrate struggles and being poor but even at the end of the book nothing was much better for them. The part that made me the most mad was when Anna wouldn't allow a confrontation or lawsuit on that Carl guy for his hogs getting out and eating up her much needed garden. She'd rather be "righteous" than feed her two children and her hungry family. God kept providing, but the good Lord also calls us to use wisdom in our daily lives to improve our condition, we shouldn't be having to live from miracle to miracle. I was quite annoyed by the end of the story.
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