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Gladys Aylward

The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
Narrated by: Rebecca Gallagher
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys (1902-1970) raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart...China! What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.

©2012 YWAM Publishing (P)2012 YWAM Publishing

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  • Jackie O.
  • St. John’s, AZ, United States
  • 01-05-15

Good book for youth

I probably would have enjoyed this book more had I not read God's Smuggler immediately prior. I was expecting to hear the same kind of incredible testimony. This book is very good, yes!! I guess what I missed was hearing more about the prayers and seeing so clearly how God answered them. My review will only make sense if you read God's Smuggler... God clearly used Gladys! The book covers what happened but, due to the fact that the Gladys was not involved in the writing, I believe the behind-the-scenes deep relationship with Christ doesn't come through. Her life testimony is incredible! I just wish I could have known more about her prayer life. I hope this makes sense! Good book and thankful for the author for gathering as much information as possible. ... But definitely read God's Smuggler!

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  • MDY
  • Arizona
  • 03-12-19

Never say anything like, just a maid!

I thought I knew a lot about missionary history, but after reading this and other Christian Heroes: Then and Now books; I feel that I know nothing. Gladys was a maid, not a theologian, Doctor or nurse.....a maid. But God doesn't care who you are and what you are doing currently. I can do all things through Christ which Strengthens me. And wow, did Gladys do so many things through Christ. Just when I think that the Benges' can't come up with another hero of God that I've never heard of....boom, they write about someone else that is so impressive. I can't believe I have never heard of Gladys Aylward, what a hero and saint of God.

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A woman fully surrendered to Jesus!

A great testimony of how God uses people who follow Him and share the great news of Jesus Christ!

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exciting inspiring convicting

what an incredible life. we can never complain about anything. Could not stop listening to this book.

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Encouraged

This is one of the most encouraging christian stories I have ever heard. Every christian should hear about it.

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  • Dianne
  • BOWLING GREEN, OH, United States
  • 05-01-14

Great book-audio could be improved

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book itself is wonderful. There is a squeeking noise in the background throuthout the audio. It makes me not want to purchase any more from this narrator.

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Which character – as performed by Rebecca Gallagher – was your favorite?

All of them were excellent. .

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Incredible story!

This woman's life of faith and trust in Jesus Christ is so encouraging and inspiring!

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Good book

I liked the story. But the reader should be more clear. I liked it though

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An amazing story: woman lifted from dirt to honor

This is an amazing true story about Gladys Aylward who answered a longing in her humble heart to obeyed God's call to leave everything and move to 1931 China. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but do yourself a favor and listen to this spellbinding story and let it unfold before your eyes, ears, and heart!

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Amazing story of a courageous woman!

The entire time I could not wait to find out what was going to happen. The struggles Gladys experienced were unbelievable. Her courage and perseverance are both convicting and encouraging.

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  • A twisted crown of thorns!
  • 09-13-19

Riveting! Inspiring!

Love the pacing and the suspense. Amazing story that I went through almost forgetting to have dinner.