Saturday, December 18, 2010

City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell

When I started this book, I found myself crawling through the first chapter, but was soon pulled into the story line.  Told from two viewpoints, the aged husband now living in a Retirement Community, and the deceased wife's journal, and based on the lives of the author's maternal grandparents. An interesting tale about Mennonite missionaries to China in the early 1900s, their love for each other and the people they serve, and their many sacrifices for the sake of carrying the gospel to China.  A very difficult book to put down once you become part of the lives of the characters, and it leaves you wishing for a few more pages, or better yet, another book!  I'll look forward to reading more by this author!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book! I like your honesty in saying you had to crawl through the first chapter: it gives me a heads up should I read this book. Your other descriptions of the book make me want to go get it and start reading. Great review!