A Girl of Two Worlds
Nosim, a little girl, comes from the wide plains of Southern Kenya where the Maasai people live. She is proud to be Maasai and proud to be the first member of her tribe to go to school. But Nosim doesn’t realize that she will soon be living a double life.
Can she follow the old ways of the Maasai tribe and be a modern-educated young woman? Can she still belong to her family and her people and also belong to the Jesus Christ she hears so much of at school? Nosim struggles to keep the old ways and the new ways – but what happens is, her whole life becomes a lie. Nosim’s two worlds are in conflict.
Who Should Nosim Believe?
Who should she believe? What world does she belong to? Can she be a true member of the Maasai tribe as well as being a true follower of Jesus? For ages 7-13.
So unlike many Christian children’s books, this is not a watered-down ‘easy-believism’, but rather an exploration of all that is involved in becoming a Christian, from belief to discipleship to becoming an evangelist yourself – yet all put in simple language and parables the young can understand. I can highly recommend this doctrinally sound and extremely educational children’s book, as of a higher standard which can safely be distributed to the children in the our churches without misleading them to a simplistic view of conversion.
About the Author
Lorna Eglin is an AIM missionary in South Africa and taught Maasai girls in Kenya. Her students went on to be professionals in modern Kenya, including the first Maasai lady doctor and the wife of Kenya’s ambassador to Japan. She is also the author of A Boy of Two Worlds and Missionary Stories on Safari.