5.0 out of 5 starsGet lost in the wilderness of Northern America
1 December 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Many lessons of faith and Christianity throughout this story of a young woman who travels from Dansville, N.Y. to Oregon/Idaho (about 3,000 miles, mostly wilderness) to teach the Nez pierce Indians about Jesus. Strength, determination and perseverance, pushing on when most would give up. A journey even the experienced would find difficult, but she has no experience to draw on. When everything is taken from her, she still has her faith and doesn't turn back. I'm sure, like me, that you will find something within that ministers and strengthens you. She believes strongly in her mission to bring people to Jesus, and has a long and difficult travel. But God uses adversity in many ways. I've done some woods camping so I can appreciate what she went through, but not nearly to the extent. Let alone the threats she encountered. You know you will love a story of Wanda's! A fabulous story to get lost in.
Also included in the Collectors's Edition - Woman Of Hope - about her adopted Indian daughter, Little Fawn, who wants to be a missionary to other Indians at a Rendezvous but her mother won't attend or let her go for reasons of her own. When the girl tries to go by herself she is captured and abused, but meaning is brought and God shines through. A wonderful story of deep and abiding faith throughout.
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I found this book by Ms. Brunstetter to be full of adventure, intrigue and strong faith. This is not your normal Amish book that Wanda Brunstetter is known for. Our main character Amanda Pearson has just been jilted by her fiance, for her best friend. She has decided to give up on romance and join family friends, Rev. And Mrs. Spalding as missionaries to the Nez Perce' Indians. The year is 1837 and the trip is three thousand miles on horseback. Amanda's preacher father is escorting his daughter from New York to this Indian reservation in Oregon. They have hired an experienced guide. Amanda is a very strong courageous young woman, but even she might be overtaken by the elements. She promised her father she would continue on and bring the Bible and Jesus to these Indian people. She is determined to do just that, no matter what the circumstances. There is something in this book for everyone. It has friendly and hostile Indians. Rain storms, snow storms, and dessert sun. The fear of running out of food and supplies. Her strong faith and dedication keeps her going. There are a couple of very sweet love stories also included, for people liking the historical Christian romance.
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Woman of Courage by Wanda Brunstetter is the fictional story of more than one very brave woman. It begins in Dansville NY in1837 when Amanda Pearson’s fiancé tells her he is in love with her best friend the night before they were to be wed. Amanda and her father are Quakers and decide to travel to Oregon to assist with the Spaulding Mission to bring Christianity to the Indians. Along the way her father passes away from a heart attack and then their guide is killed in an accident. How will Amanda find the courage to continue the journey? Still quite a way from the Mission will she be able to survive on her own in the wilderness? I really enjoyed this story. The characters are all very strong and so well-written I almost felt like I was there. I have read many of Wanda’s Amish books so this was a change for me. I like the fact that she gives some historical background and information on the beliefs of the Indians we encounter in the story. There is so much hope and trust in God in the story without it being “preachy”. I give this book 5 of 5 stars. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.