Nothing Daunted: The Story of Isobel Kuhn
Biography of a girl whose search for God leads her to become a missionary in the wilderness of southwest China.
Nothing Daunted: The Story of Isobel Kuhn by Gloria Repp is a biography of Isobel Kuhn, a pioneer Christian missionary to China. This biography for teens begins in British Columbia where young Isobel Miller is struggling to find either satisfaction in life or a way out of life. Eventually her search led her to a personal and soul-satisfying faith in Jesus Christ. After Isobel married, she and her husband, John, traveled deep into the southern mountains of China to the Lisu tribe. The Kuhns loved the Lisu people, and when war threatened, they had to trust God for the safety of the Lisu tribe and the preservation of their ministry.
We personally own a lot of these books. Many of them are among our children's all-time favorites. That's saying a lot, since my children are voracious readers. There's such variety in this line - they run the gamut from biography to fantasy, but consistently enrich. It is indisputable that every book you read becomes a little part of you. Knowing this, we want to be careful not to fill our children's heads and hearts with objectionable, disturbing or useless material. Many of our customers are Christian homeschoolers, as we are. Even among this group, parents differ in the degree of restriction or criteria they apply in selecting materials they consider appropriate for their children, depending upon their particular convictions in this area. However, we feel confident that even the most convicted parent would have no qualms about this thoroughly Christian series. While books in the Light Line have a "strong Christian message," they are not "preachy." Rather, they skillfully entertain while presenting that message, with vivid characters and strong, exciting story lines. The biographies are among the best my children have read - they have been particularly stirred by With Daring Faith, the story of missionary Amy Carmichael. Series are listed first in each section, followed by single books listed alphabetically.