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The Tinker's Daughter: A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan (Daughters of the Faith)
by Wendy Lawton
John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress, only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs--Mary. Born blind, her story still intrigues us today. Mary developed a fierce determination for independence despite her disability after years of proving she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admits she needs help does she tap into the Source of all strength.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Moody Publishers
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I thought this was a pretty good book. I really enjoyed reading it. I thought it was a nice quick read. I loved Mary Bunyan as a person. Even though she was blind she thought she could do everything and tired her best. It was awesome to know this based off a real person. It was sad to read that she did not live into adulthood. Her true story was that while her father was in prison she would bring him soup everyday. I thought it was interesting of Wendy Lawton to add gypsies into the story and ha ...more
I found Mary Bunyan's story very interesting. She was a blind girl, and she had an independent spirit. This book is only a fictional account of her life. Her papa, the famous John Bunyan (author of Pilgrims' Progress) was a preacher. Mary is proud to say he is her father, even when he gets in trouble with the authorities and is sent to prison, because he is doing good works. Mary believes in God, but she also thinks she can handle life by herself, without extra guidance. However, that is not whe ...more
Mary Bunyan is so much like me in my life!! Always wondering if God really loves her father, John. Though she is blind, she never gives up hope to go, every day, and give her father food, and the hope that he might one day be freed. I found this book the most like me. I love this book!!!!!
I read this out loud to my girls for an assignment. It was a fun read and we learned a lot. I was in tears at that end. I loved how Mary came full circle and realized that everything she thought she was doing for herself was actually God helping her on her journey.