Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Book Review - TETHERED by Brenda H. Cox
This is a biography of the first American woman missionary to China, Henrietta Hall Shuck. I was deeply impressed by the research done by Brenda Cox to put this inspiring book together. Although I'm not an avid fan of biographies, I have to say I enjoyed and was motivated by this story.
Henrietta Hall married J. Lewis Shuck without love as part of the agreement--just that both of them had a calling from God to go on a mission, one to China. However, sometime during the year-long sail to their destination, that mutual dedication eased itself into a sincere and deep life-long love. They, their children born to them and the ones they adopted endured horrible deprivations, hardships, and illnesses, but nothing deterred them.
People like this make me question the depth of my own Christianity. I hope when you read it, you will also experience this introspection and be renewed in your own faith.
Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You won't be sorry.
I received a free copy of this book from the author, but the opinions and evaluations are my own.