I love to read fiction, but for my Booksneeze book, I didn't have any fiction options. I chose Call of a Coward because it sounded interesting. Boy, was I right! I read Call of a Coward over the weekend and I was so blown away! I really didn't want to put it down. This book was interesting, engaging, and heartfelt. The best part was that it was a fun read! Moston share's her (and her family's) story of following God's calling even when it goes against all that is acceptable and sensible.
After Moston's husband went on a short-term mission trip to Guatemala he fell in love with "The Project" at which he worked and it just so happened that a couple was needed to oversee the home for women and children. As a family they decide to make a year long commitment to fill this need. They set off on the multi-day drive from New Jersey to Guatemala and what follows is an intriguing tale of adventure and what it means to follow God into a third world country. Moston also explains life after missions. This was a very interesting part of the story and showed how God works, if we give Him the time.
This book was such a challenge to me. I struggle to understand sometimes how God is working in my life. I don't understand the different seasons and challenges that He takes me through. I get nervous, I doubt. It was so refreshing to hear that Moston struggled with these same fears, even while in the midst of a jungle. Part of serving God is allowing Him to use us for his purpose. We have to be willing to give up comfort in order to let Him accomplish this. I know that I struggle with doing this. I was glad to know I'm not the only one.
I would have liked to hear more about Moston's backstory. She alluded to a fantastic salvation story, but it did not get told. Perhaps she will write another book. If she does, you can believe I will read it!
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