During the month of October, I read"By Searching" by Isobel Kuhn. My friend Darlene has been telling me about this book for years. I'm so glad that I finally took the time to read it! I expected this to be a book about missionary life in China, but it turns out that it was about the years that led up to Kuhn's missionary days. It's set in the 1920's. We follow Kuhn through her late teens and into her 20's as she finds herself searching. I loved the perspective that she had to offer. This is the second book that I've read about young women in the 1920's and yet I didn't plan that at all. Both women have surprised me...I had no idea that they struggled with "worldliness" or that they found themselves in such horrible situations "back then". I knew the 20's were "roaring", but for some reason, I didn't realize the devastation that these years left behind in the lives of the women who lived through them. I am fascinated by God's hand in Kuhn's life and I'm going to look around to see if there's anything else that she ever had published. Let just say this short little book just placed itself right onto my list of all-time favorites! Check out my Fall Reading List!
When's the last time you read a book that you've owned for a while?