Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
My family’s soft spot in our read-aloud time is missionary stories like Venturing with God in the Congo from Conjurkse Publications in our homeschool. Not only in our homeschool, but in our daily enjoyment of reading. Nothing excites my faith in God more than reading what He has done through mighty men of God who simply said yes to what He called them to do.
We were given the honor of reviewing Venturing with God in the Congo from Conjurkse Publications. This book has my heart on so many different levels. Let me explain why.
This book has my heart.Mina Humphries
The author Darryl Champlain takes the reader on just as wild of a ride as he was on venturing into the Congo. His use of descriptive language makes the reader feel as if they were really there. He offers perspective always giving glory to God for the trials and the thrills of seeing natives give their lives to Christ.
The book Venturing with God in Congo itself is a hardcover book of excellent quality. The cover actually feels soft like velvet to the touch but is sturdy and hard. It will last many decades of use and honestly will be read again and again.
The book is laid out in the form of first-person storytelling with a clear introduction of why the author wrote the book and his upbringing and calling. I have read many missionary stories as they are a sweet spot for me and my boys. I really enjoyed the why and the story behind other than just starting on the mission field in the first chapter.
This book has such a beautiful way of expressing the story. The author is blunt about facts and interweaves scripture(KJV) throughout the entire book. When something happens in his life or the mission field, he offers verses to back the credibility.
This is what makes the book so fascinating and a good read. It’s like a Bible study, autobiography history lesson and literature use of descriptive words all in one.
The plot follows a time sequence, however, the chapters are broken up into individual stories, the way a wise grandfather might tell his grandchildren a story around the fire on a winter evening.
Another fascinating part of the book is the author’s descriptive yet scientific chapters he includes. There are a couple of chapters where he writes in detail about the animals and plant life in the Congo. As a fieldman might make notes in a new territory of land undiscovered by the rest of the world.
In conclusion, I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone. History buffs would love it, Christians would love it. It is a great book that could be used as a book report or as a base for fun unit studies. There is so much that can be done with this book in your library.
If nothing else, it will forever be treasured in our home, and probably stay in our morning basket on a permanent basis until we’ve read it over and over and over again.
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