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God Knows My Size!: Silvia Tărniceriu

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Is there really a God?

This is the question 13-year-old Silvia faced. Her teachers laughed at the mere idea of God. Yet her parents and pastor not only believed in God, but served Him devotedly. Which of them was right?

So Silvia decided to find out for herself if God was real. She asked Him for three things - a pair of shoes, a sweater, and a coat. For a large, poor, Ch

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Paperback, 247 pages
Published December 1999 by TGS International, Inc (first published January 1st 1999)
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Andreea
Sep 06, 2014 Andreea rated it really liked it
Am avut privilegiul să o cunosc personal pe tanti Silvia și ce nu voi uita niciodată de la ea sunt dragostea pentru copii și bucuria constantă. Vorbeai cu ea și îți creștea speranța, deodată știat că totuși e posibil să nu fii nefericit prin definiție, e posibil să te bucuri în circustanța în care ești. În copilărie devoram colecția ei de povestiri depozitate în dosare cu șină. Tanti Silvia a fost o femeie care a știut să se bucure în viață și care a crezut în Dumnezeul care îi cunoștea măsura. ...more
Sara
Apr 29, 2014 Sara rated it it was amazing
Here in America, we often miss out on so much, with our overabundance of food, material goods, and ease of living. It's so easy to be a Christian that I'm not sure if we can fully appreciate the value of faith in Jesus.

Silvia Tarniceriu valued her faith, despite severe challenges throughout her life growing up in communist Romania. She found that God personally knew her; He even knew her exact size! He continued to show time and again that He cared for her and helped her to grow and mature in h
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Terry
Oct 23, 2009 Terry rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing book on the faith of a faithful servant of God. Sylvia learns young how God provides so faithfully and how He will sustain us even when we don't expect Him to. Fabulous book!
Bridget
Apr 30, 2010 Bridget rated it it was amazing
This book is incredible!
Shari
Oct 10, 2007 Shari added it
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I listened to her tell her story and she is an awesome lady. I highly recommend this book. She went through so much and still wears a smile.
Sue Hess
Dec 05, 2008 Sue Hess rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone that enjoyed The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society
A captivating book of courage and faith!
Jenni
May 03, 2009 Jenni rated it really liked it
I read God Knows My Size! because a friend recommended it and loaned me her autographed copy. My friend kept asking me, throughout my reading, "Doesn't it feel like you were actually there with her?" My honest answer to this question is no. The narrative lacks in description, style, and technique and my assumption for much of the book was that the "thin" writing was due to a non-native English speaker as the author. About halfway through I realized the author was different than the main characte ...more
Melissa
Feb 01, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
Growing up in communist Romania, Silvia, whose family is strongly Christian, has many obstacles ahead of her. Her family is extremely poor, so they send her to live with her aunt and uncle. Silvia is taunted in school for being one of the "repentant," but she herself is not sure there is a God. Wanting to know for sure, Silvia asks for a miracle. She asks for a pair of shoes, a sweater, and a jacket--things which were nearly impossible for poor families to buy new. Will her prayer be heard? It i ...more
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Gemma
Jan 14, 2015 Gemma rated it it was ok
This was an enjoyable story, but I thought it lacked much when it came to writing style. I found the constant use of exclamation points in the narrative distracting, the constant jumps in time confusing, and the pacing dull at times and overly rigorous at others. I also had a very difficult time 'losing' myself in the story; for the most part, I was painfully aware that I was reading, not living out the story myself.
Still, the story line itself was good, and since I already own the book, I may d
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Fourkid
Jan 29, 2017 Fourkid rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent and moving book. Growing up Christian in communist Romania was very challenging. The book is well written and riveting. There are excellent descriptions of daily life as a poor family, and how one girl in that family finds and serves God. Also excellent, though carefully written, descriptions of the persecution of Christians are predominate in the story. As amazing as the journey of Silvia is, one does not sense it is so much about her as it is about the God she serves. I a ...more
Emily
Dec 29, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I keep returning to time and time again. Silvia's answered prayers are remarkable and encouraging. God has used this book to uplift me and help me to keep my eyes on Him. I heartily recommend this book, and I look forward to reading more of Harvey's biographies.
AlixJamie
Jan 18, 2012 AlixJamie rated it really liked it
I thought this book would be boring, but it wasn't. It was tremendously convicting, well-written and encouraging. A lot like Corrie Ten Boom's "The Hiding Place".
Lakota
Aug 24, 2009 Lakota rated it it was amazing
a totally wicked awesome book! definitely one for the records, a true life story of Gods miraculous works in the life of a lady from a Romania.
Irina T
Feb 17, 2016 Irina T rated it it was amazing
An inspiring and encouraging testimony!
Lecanada
Jul 24, 2014 Lecanada rated it it was amazing
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Well written and encouraging story for all ages! A powerful testament to the sovereignty of God and His faithfulness to His people.
Linda
Jan 01, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it
Christian Classic
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May 10, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Right up my alley -- a woman's story of her daily life and God's faithfulness in communist Eastern Europe.
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My childhood and teen years were in Oakland, MD among the Amish there. When I was 20, I left the Amish and joined the Mennonites, where I met my wife Karen Anderson from CA. I was a teacher in Christian schools for Mennonites for 23 years. We have 5 children, all married now and currently have 8 grandchildren. I have been writing books for 11 years and I travel all over the world to get informatio ...more
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