“The problem with promising God you’ll follow Him wherever He leads you is that you just might have to go.” This quote from Call of a Coward, The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston grabbed my attention and made me want to take a closer look at this book.
In her book, Moston details her families adventures as they gave up a nice comfortable middle-class life in the United States to go to Guatemala to serve God. Anyone who has ever been on a missionary trip knows the blessings that are received and the feeling of being able to help someone who is less fortunate. However, not many of those same people have the conviction to return home to pack up everything and move their family back to a foreign land to serve the Lord. This family did just that when the author’s husband returned from a missionary trip and announced that the family was being called to serve a Mayan village in Guatemala.
The author captures the reader immediately with tales of their adventures from their drive from Vermont to Guatemala through their struggles to reach their village. The tales of simple tasks such as cooking and cleaning and tales of demonic cows keep the reader engrossed in the adventure right along side the family.
The author writes in a style which makes the reader seem as if he or she is sitting down and listening to the stories being told hanging on every word, anticipating the next adventure. The book is easy to read and once I started reading I became engrossed in this families struggles and successes, not wanting to put it down.
The book does give the reader a great respect for missionaries and the sacrifices that they make to do the work that God has called them to do. I have always admired the work that missionaries do but after reading this book, I have an even greater admiration for them and their families that are also sacrificing so that God’s Word can be spread throughout the world.
I would highly recommend this book. It is an enjoyable reading experience that will leave you with a great respect for what this family sacrificed to serve Him. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars. A book that I thoroughly enjoyed and will probably go back and read again at a later date.
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