Saturday, January 12, 2013

Great For God-A Great Book!!

How many of you have children that enjoy reading missionary biographies? Our family, even the youngest children, love reading stories about how God has used people on the mission field. Recently I received a book entitled Great for God: Missionaries Who Changed The World, written by David Shibley. This is a wonderful addition to any bookshelf!

The book is written in such a way that young people will find it fascinating-even hard to put down! 23 chapters each detail the life of a missionary, including men like Eric Liddell, Jim Elliot, and David Livingstone. Additionally, you will learn the stories of women such as Amy Carmichael and Gladys Aylward. Honestly, reading this book is enough to make any adult or child aspire to be great for God! When you read of how God used common people, and the amazing feats they accomplished, you will be amazed, enthralled, and encouraged. 

I gave this book to M, as she is especially fascinated with missionaries, and loves nothing more than finding a new biography. This was no exception, and she completed the book in 2 days. It now has a permanent place on her shelf, although I often find it laying around as she's reading it again!

You can also visit David Shibley's blog to learn more about his books, and stay updated on any exciting news!

You can preview the book here, or purchase it online through New Leaf Publishing Group.

Disclaimer: I received a free book from New Leaf Publishing Group for review. I was not monetarily compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


  1. I do enjoy reading biographies and this looks like a very interesting book to read. I think the cover is wonderful and would be a super book to add to any book collection.
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  2. Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. We have been discussing missionaries with our youth at church. This would be a wonderful book to share with them. I'm going to look into getting a copy.

  4. I love books like this...I remember reading passion for purity and was really inspired by these missionaries lives.