Sunday, March 16, 2014

When Others Shuddered Book Review

About the Book

When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up is the story of eight women called to serve God and who, in doing so, changed the world. They lived at the turn-of-the-century, rubbing shoulders with the well-known men of their time like John Rockefeller, Marshall Field, and Dwight Lyman Moody.

 Each of these women was unique. They were single and married, black and white, wealthy and poor, beautiful and plain, mothers and childless. Yet, each felt called to make a difference and to do something - to meet a pressing need in her world.

These women wanted to live lives less ordinary. Their stories inspire us to follow God's calling in our own lives. They teach us that each individual person can make a difference. These eight women will show you how God can use your life to change the world. (Goodreads)

My Review

 I was really excited about this book because the cover is one of my favorites and who doesn't want to read about strong women? This book is about eight women who did what they thought was right even if others thought differently. Fanny Crosby, Emeline Dryer, Nancy McCormick, Sarah Clarke, Amanda Smith, Virginia Asher, Evangeline Booth, and Mary Bethune are the women whose stories have gone unnoticed by many. I love history so I did enjoy this book. The only thing is they are all mostly from Chicago and about Dwight L. Moody or somehow related back to him. He was in every person's story, which is neat but I had been hoping for a bit more diversity. In any case my favorite person to read about was Virginia Asher who was one of the women who was at the Chicago World's Fair to talk to others about Christ. What I loved is how she didn't limit herself to who she talked with and was a favorite among prostitutes because she was kind and helpful. 
There are pictures also in the book that I liked because it helped me visualize the women. 

If you like history and enjoy reading about strong women who honored the Lord you will enjoy this book. 

"I received this book from MP Newsroom for free in exchange for an honest review."

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