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on October 15, 2013
In true Janette Oke fashion this book was both entertaining and thought provoking. I liked that I could put it down for a week and then pick it up again when I had time and not forget where I was in the story. I like books that are easy to read and not so intense, that is why I picked a book by this author. Thanks so much for sharing this book in kindle format.
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on August 27, 2003
Emily Evans has always known that God wanted her to dedicate her life to him, but she never knew just what that was until one day at Missionary school. Reverend Witt gave a sermon on being "called" to do missionary work for the Lord. Emily felt God speaking to her telling her to step forward, and this is just what she did. Although only men could be actual preachers, women were being asked to help start new churches. She would be allowed to preach sermons and have her own congregation. The only thing standing in her way was her father. He was not so sure about his young daughter going out on her to start a church. After praying to God to open her father's heart, he finally relented on letting her go.
When Emily came to Wesson Creek, she was not welcomed with open arms. There were very few who actually wanted t o attend church. Therefore she decided to call on people in and out of town. She kept reminding herself that she could only open the door and God would do the rest. As time went on she found that although she was the one preaching, the people of Wesson Creek helped her come closer to God by building her own faith. Along with learning about faith, Emily also had to realize that finding love with a man would not be easy with her calling.
The Calling of Emily Evans is a wonderful read. This is a book that this reviewer feels every young Christian woman should read. Emily herself is a remarkable character. She always puts God first, and this is not easily done for any person especially a young woman on her own. She trusts that God will always provide for her no matter how low on food or how small her allowance is. Emily is what every Christian aspires to be. Janette Oke has written another magnificent story.
--- reviewed by JoAnn Miller for Christian Bookshelf
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on June 12, 2003
"The Calling of Emily Evans" was much better than I expected. I took this out from my library not knowing how deeply religious it was, but with all of it's biblical and religious means, I still enjoyed the plot. It shows, that with, or without faith in anything, you can still be strong. But, what I dislike about Oke's books is the lack of an epilogue. All of her books end suddenly, without any closure. Very disappointing. Nonetheless, I recommend.
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