"It's difficult to get your mind around trust. You just have to do it"
Moses never wanted to be a leader. Jonah ran away from his mission's call. And when Marcia Moston's husband came home with a call to foreign missions, she was sure God had the wrong number. His call conflicted with her own dreams, demanded credentials she didn't have, and required courage she couldn't seem to find. She promised to follow where God led, but she never thought the road would lead to a Mayan village on a Guatemalan mountainside.
From the treacherous road trip to their new village home, to learning to navigate a new culture, to a stateside mission field in Vermont, Moston's journey reveals that God leads just as clearly today as he did in biblical times. Her candid account tells a story of learning to trust and obey when faithfulness seems foolish. With humor and insight, Call of a Coward is an engaging reminder that with our very real God in control, cowards become courageous and ordinary people find great purpose.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not really. I enjoyed some descriptions of the Guatemalan people but most of the book was about the author, not very much detail about the people she was ministering to. Descriptions sometimes seemed vague. I think the journey she was taking ended well, but took a long time to get there.
Would you be willing to try another book from Marcia Moston? Why or why not?
Probably not. If it is like this book, it could have been condensed to a long magazine article and been more useful in that form.
What aspect of Patty Fograty’s performance would you have changed?
Her voice didn't always seem to fit the characters.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I wanted to like this book, but felt it took too long for too little output.