Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman
A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No, God's call on the life of Gladys Aylward. With no mission board to support or guide her and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging around her, she struggle...more
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This is one of those books that you read and it just stays with you.
This simple woman left England in her 20's because she felt called to go to war torn China and teach the people about the God of love. Every single step she took in her life was taken in faith and prayer. She was so open to prayer and conversation with God that she heard his voice directing her...more
Gladys Aylward left, alone, for China in 1932. She had been denied by Missions Organization and knew nothing of the country except that there were millions of Chinese that had never heard the name of Jesus Christ. So, she took the Trans-Siberian Railroad into China, wh...more
It is the cost of a small salad and large ice tea in Deli store. It is one sixth the price of a converse shoes. It is two to three games in iPad. But, in Gladys Aylward's autobiography, The Little Woman, it is a journey from England to China.
Gladys Aylward is a missionary, well, even earlier, she is just a maid. She doesn't graduate from a Church school, she doesn't go to college, she even doesn't finish high school. But, she comes to China in 1930 to preach the Gospel in...more
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It's a great and very inspiring book. I haven't read anything like that in a long time. It's a testimony of a small woman who changed the whole country of China by the Gospel of Christ. While reading I ha...more
The movie "Inn of the Sixth Happiness," which quickly became one of my favorites as soon as I saw it, is the story of Gladys Aylward. The movie follows closely to the story in the book (except for an added love story), though of course the book gives a lot more background information, and then continues the story beyond the...more
Gladys went to China in the early 1900's to unbind women's feet.
She learns about a country in transition from the reign of emperors to the harsh changes under Mao.
Most importantly, she finds out about the lives of Chinese women, who, for centuries have been relegated to the place of a male possession, hidden in courts, altered - through foot binding - so that they fit the male perspective of wealth and beauty.
And then there is Gladys, alone, a westerner,...more
In her twenties she attended an evangelistic service and dedicated her life to God. Despite being "unqualified" according to a mission organization, Gladys was determined to be a missionary to China. She spent her life savings on a railroad ticket to Yuncheng in the Shanxi...more