Call of a Coward: Book Review

Call of a Coward Call of a Coward: The God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife, by Marcia Moston

Book Summary:

The problem with promising God you’ll follow Him wherever He leads you is that you just might have to go.

On a journey that leads from the highlands of Guatemala to a small Vermont village, Marcia follows God’s call for her husband even though it seems to conflict with her own dreams, requires credentials she lacks, and demands courage she doesn’t feel she has.

My Thoughts

Ever since I became a Christian I’ve had a heart for missions, so I was really attracted to this book as soon as I read the description. It did not disappoint.

Marcia, her husband, and their daughter are the typical “family next door.” Suddenly, God calls them to serve as missionaries in Guatemala!

Marcia has to swallow her fears and rely on God to keep her family safe as they drive to Guatemala and settle into their new surroundings. Before long, the family falls in love with the country and its people. Marcia shares the ups, downs, and miracles they experience throughout their time in Guatemala.

As abruptly as God called them to Guatemala, however, he unexpectedly calls them to return home. And then, once they’re settled back in their home state, the family feels God urging them to move yet again, this time across the country to Vermont, where they once again have to trust in God to meet the needs of their family.

While I felt that this book was a great read, I did feel like there was something missing to it. I’m not even sure what, exactly. Maybe more details of their life prior to being called to Guatemala? Or maybe just that I didn’t want the book to be over so soon.

Either way, if you’re interested at all in reading about missionary families, or want to read a story of having to trust in God when logic seems to it just won’t work, this book would probably interest you.


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