Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The book Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife by Marcia Moston was an excellent book. I read it in an evening because I enjoyed it so much! The book details Marcia, her husband Bob, and their daughter Lily's call to serve the people of a small village in Guatemala. It begins in their comfortable life in New Jersey and follows their struggle to follow the call to missions, their time there, and their return home. I lived in Central America in Honduras (right next door to Guatemala) for several years and the author's stories really struck home with me even though the timing was much different as well as the fact that they were in an extremely rural area and I lived in one of the two largest cities in HN. Despite these differences, so much made me laugh and remember experiences in my own journey. The author has an easy, humorous writing style and does an excellent job of relating her experiences and struggles. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to see the world outside of our small bubble and especially to anyone considering moving to Central America as a peek at both the difficulties and the joys. Though she definitely doesn't push missions as necessary for every Christian, it made me want to think about missions in my family's future. Again, this is a great, short read that will make you laugh, be grateful for the little things, and maybe even shed a tear or two.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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