Are You Going to Stop?
The True Story of Gladys Alyward
This new addition to the Little Lights series tells the story of how Gladys Aylward was called by God to go to China as a missionary. As a girl she had always hated being so short and wanted to be taller. She also really wanted to have blonde hair, feeling she would be so much prettier that way.
But God had other, amazing plans! Because once she gets to China, Gladys discovers that everyone there has dark hair and they are short and not tall! So she fits right in! Her missionary work is simply described and her escape from the Japanese army, leading many orphan children over the mountains to safety. Told simply for younger children.
* Ages 3-7 – Read to me * Ages 8-11 – Read on my own
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The Author shares about herself and her work:
My name is Catherine Mackenzie and I’ve been writing biographies for Christian Focus Publications for nearly twenty years now. I have written some other children’s books, but all of my children’s material is written with the theme of ‘redeeming love’ – and as William Cowper said, ‘and shall be till I die’. This is my prayer… that I will be faithful to Christ in what I write and that his word and his power will bring many to trust in him from all nations.
Catherine has written numerous biographies for the very young in the Little Lights series, and many others in the Trailblazers series for children 8-12.
A famous movie was made in the 1950s about Gladys Aylward, The Inn of Sixth Happiness.
Gladys became a Chinese citizen in 1936 and was a revered figure among the people, taking in orphans and adopting several herself, intervening in a volatile prison riot and advocating prison reform, risking her life many times to help those in need. She personally led over 100 children over mountainous terrain to safety during a time of war, and led many of them to faith in Christ. Gladys never married, but spent her entire life devoting herself to Christian work with the people of China.