Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

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Moody Publishers, Jun 1, 1970 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages

A solitary woman. A foreign country. An unknown language. An impossible dream? No.

With no mission board to support or guide her, and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys Aylward left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. With the Sino-Japanese War waging around her, she struggled to bring the basics of life and the fullness of God to orphaned children. Time after time, God triumphed over impossible situations, and drew people to Himself. The Little Woman tells the story of one woman's determination to serve God at any cost. With God all things are possible!

A true story of a determined missionary, Gladys Aylward : The Little Woman will challenge you to bold and expectant faith.


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User Review  - SarahGraceGrzy - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this autobiography. Amazing stories written very well. My only dislike, and I know I can't really count this towards my rating because it is real life, is the content. There are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I am absolutely blown away by this woman and her faith. I cannot help but admire someone who was able to put so much faith in God and accomplish so much with so little. Her experiences are definitely worth a read and if you want a story that will uplift and inspire you then pick this up! Read full review

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Chinas Millions
From the Net of the Fowler
Among the Mules
Among the Feet
Mrs Ching
The Lull Before the Storm
The Long Trek
The Stethoscope
The God Who Loves
Mr Shan
Even unto Death
Back to England
Wong Kwai


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About the author (1970)

The late CHRISTINE HUNTER was a leading author of Christian literature. Among her books are Annalisa, Anthea and Gladys Aylward: Her Personal Story as Told to Christine Hunter.

GLADYS AYLWARD (1902-1970) is known as ¿The Little Woman¿ or ¿Virtuous One¿ who was a missionary to China for many years. At the beginning of her tenure, Gladys joined a seasoned missionary widow to run an inn where, in the evening, they would entertain their guests with stories from the Bible. Gladys also began taking children into her home, and soon she had an orphanage with about 100 children. She is author of her autobiography entitled Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman. The 1958 film Inn of the Sixth Happiness, is loosely based on events from her life. Gladys died in Taiwan at age 67 of pneumonia.

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