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Gladys Aylward

The Adventure of a Lifetime (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)
Narrated by: Rebecca Gallagher
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Without formal education or a missionary organization to back her, Gladys (1902-1970) raised her own finances for the overland trip that would bring her to the country and people that God had etched so deeply on her heart...China! What follows is an amazing adventure of faith and determination. Gladys Aylward, a housemaid from England, dared to trust God in the face of dire and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Her life is one of the truly great missionary stories of our era.

©2012 YWAM Publishing (P)2012 YWAM Publishing

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  • Jackie O.
  • 05-01-2015

Good book for youth

I probably would have enjoyed this book more had I not read God's Smuggler immediately prior. I was expecting to hear the same kind of incredible testimony. This book is very good, yes!! I guess what I missed was hearing more about the prayers and seeing so clearly how God answered them. My review will only make sense if you read God's Smuggler... God clearly used Gladys! The book covers what happened but, due to the fact that the Gladys was not involved in the writing, I believe the behind-the-scenes deep relationship with Christ doesn't come through. Her life testimony is incredible! I just wish I could have known more about her prayer life. I hope this makes sense! Good book and thankful for the author for gathering as much information as possible. ... But definitely read God's Smuggler!

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  • Kathy L. Huber
  • 05-07-2016

A woman fully surrendered to Jesus!

A great testimony of how God uses people who follow Him and share the great news of Jesus Christ!

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  • Kim Slone
  • 23-06-2016

exciting inspiring convicting

what an incredible life. we can never complain about anything. Could not stop listening to this book.

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  • corey
  • 18-01-2015

Encouraged

This is one of the most encouraging christian stories I have ever heard. Every christian should hear about it.

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  • Dianne
  • 01-05-2014

Great book-audio could be improved

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The book itself is wonderful. There is a squeeking noise in the background throuthout the audio. It makes me not want to purchase any more from this narrator.

What other book might you compare Gladys Aylward to and why?

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Which character – as performed by Rebecca Gallagher – was your favorite?

All of them were excellent. .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-02-2019

Amazing story of a courageous woman!

The entire time I could not wait to find out what was going to happen. The struggles Gladys experienced were unbelievable. Her courage and perseverance are both convicting and encouraging.

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  • El Dave
  • 25-12-2018

Amazing

A riveting story! When you think you reached the climax of amazing things, something happens and more amazing things come out of it.

An amazing person with such complete commitment, it's no wonder why she was called to China.

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  • Jane&Tavis
  • 13-12-2018

Wonderful story!

This is a beautiful depiction of a wonderful story. My only comment is that although narrator Rebecca Gallagher has a fabulous American voice, I wish the authors had used someone with a British accent as narrator. Gladys Aylward is a British hero and her story would have come even more alive if the narration had been in her home tongue and her voice realistic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-2018

Best book ever!!!!!!!!

I Loved it so much it was amazing. I thought it was so interesting anyone I know would love this book.

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  • W. Nelson
  • 27-08-2018

Excellent book

Great presentation of a life given to Jesus Christ - I have read her story before - and see what Hollywood did with the story - this is by far the best account of her life. Make sure you listen to the end it is worth it.