This week another title that is on our Kids best seller list is one of the Little Lights Books – Gladys Aylward. She is a great missionary heroine. She was one of mine as a young girl. I loved the fact that she stood up for women, rescued orphans and did what God called her to do – despite what other people thought she ought to be doing. If it had been up to society, the church and even the mission organisations she’d have stayed a parlour maid polishing stair cases and beating carpets until she was married or too old to carry on. But God had called Gladys to a different life – a life of missionary service. Many people underestimated Gladys Aylward because she was small, a woman and from a working class background. The official missionary organisations certainly didn’t think she was the sort of candidate they were looking for. However, God proved them wrong.
This series of biographies is aimed at the early reader. You’ll see in our Kids best seller list at http://www.christianfocus.com that Eric Liddell and C S Lewis also feature on the list.
These are quality gift book for under a fiver. Childhood heroes have never been such good value!