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Gladys Aylward ~ Mary Slessor ~ Isobel Kuhn ~ Elizabeth Fry ~ Jackie Pullinger ~ Amy Carmichael ~ Joni Eareckson Tada ~ Catherine Booth ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ Evelyn BrandWould you like to change your world?These ten girls did! Read this book and find out how Corrie saved lives and loved Jesus; Mary saved babies and fought sin; Gladys rescued 100 children and trusted God; JonGladys Aylward ~ Mary Slessor ~ Isobel Kuhn ~ Elizabeth Fry ~ Jackie Pullinger ~ Amy Carmichael ~ Joni Eareckson Tada ~ Catherine Booth ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~ Evelyn BrandWould you like to change your world?These ten girls did! Read this book and find out how Corrie saved lives and loved Jesus; Mary saved babies and fought sin; Gladys rescued 100 children and trusted God; Joni survived and thanked God; Amy never gave up; Isobel taught others about Christ; Evelyn obeyed God; Jackie showed love; Elizabeth followed Christ and won justice and Catherine rolled up her sleeves and helped the homeless!Read this book and find out what God wants you to do!...

Title : Ten Girls Who Changed the World
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ISBN : 9781857926491
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Ten Girls Who Changed the World Reviews

  • Tria
    2019-06-19 02:56

    The stories retold in this book are mostly, in their original form, inspiring. They could have been so here, but they are not. The way in which the tales of these ten girls and women are told is not a good one. The writing style is disjointed, often with pointless and irrelevant paragraphs inserted simply - it appears - to prolong the section to make it something other than a textbook. (For example, two-thirds of a page are devoted to Catherine Booth's way with her father's horse and her sadness at her dog's death, never referred to again!) It would have read better and more easily as a textbook. I wouldn't give this to any child to read, as extensive jumping about in place and time made it confusing even for me at times. It is also painfully ungrammatical on many occasions.What content there is is filled with unexamined racism and other prejudices. I understand the presence of certain deliberately omitted references as this was published by Christian Focus Publications for 7-12-year-olds, but it does contain some blatant racism that is occasionally the product of the writer's imagination.The disclaimer in the metadata reads like this:"All incidents retold in these stories are based on true situations. Where specific information about childhood incidents has been unobtainable the author has written these paragraphs using other information concerning family life, hobbies, homelife, relationships freely available in other biographies as well as appropriate historical source material."Which basically means that what she couldn't find, she made up from what things were like at the time. It shows.Then you have the "fact files", "keynotes", "think" and "prayer" at the end of each section. Nothing wrong with the keynotes, thoughts and prayers, though I have little interest in them and don't identify with their content, for various reasons. But the so-called "fact files"... good grief!The file on Amy Carmichael is all about the eye - based on one prayer and a comment that Amy wished as a child to have blue eyes but realised her brown fit her better for not looking out of place in India. It could have said something about parents, disability, what happened when her broken leg didn't heal right and would have been much more suited, but...That isn't even the weakest link.Gladys Aylward's fact file focuses on air travel. I can see the link, but it's a tenuous one as Gladys made her great journey by train. But the fact file for Jackie Pullinger? Outer space! Completely irrelevant. Why make such a choice?Honestly, the state of this book gives away the fact it was not published by a mainstream professional publishing company. Errors abound--and to top it all off, the whole book (bar meta, the covers and the ad for the publishing company on the last page) is printed in Comic Sans. I cringed just seeing that. It's never a good sign.I'm going to put this book on BookMooch to swap. I'm sure I can find many better sources from whom to learn about the featured women - though some of them were simply missionaries and I question their inclusion in a book of this kind. (Or I would, had it not been published by a religious group.) In any case, I don't wish to read this again and I don't even recommend it to my Christian friends. I shall also be avoiding any other books by this "author".

  • Anita
    2019-06-12 04:02

    This book is a series of short stories about ten different girls. All stories started out with them being young and describing their personalities and dreams. They all start out with the girl thinking of something they want to do in the future but is not truly meaningful. During the process of growing up, they encounter many different experiences and finally realized what they were born and destined to do. This was an inspiring read because after I finish a story, I would stop and think. It is amazing how one person can change so much. From thinking little as a young child to doing tons for the world during adulthood is a wonderful change. It is even more amazing that even though they are making a huge difference in the world, they remain humble and continue thinking of what they can do to further help more people.

  • Ellyn
    2019-05-29 04:07

    So far, this book is excellent. I highly recommend this series to any girl. There are a few books in this series, also books for boys, which are the "Ten Boys Who..." series. Each book has ten biographies about ten girls who changed the world, made a difference, etc. and they're short, but they give a lot of information. I like the way they're written, and because they're not SO long, you don' feel like, "Oh this book is boring, I want to read another one".I would definetly recommend these.

  • Davis
    2019-05-26 02:51

    This was a sweet reading time with my 6 year old. It opened up great conversation & helped remind me over & over again of the different ways He has gifted each of us. There were a few typos & a couple of stories that may have been a little too "old" for my little girl - but I think the goods very much outweighed any bads. Looking forward to checking out more in this series.

  • Catherine
    2019-05-28 23:48

    I loved this book. It has some of my heroes like amy Carmichael and Mary slessor. They are great role models for girls. It is worded in a way that is easy to understand but still has meaning. One of the books of my childhood.

  • Sofia Fedorov
    2019-06-19 20:55

    Cute and inspiring stories of great women of God. I read this a long time ago, as a child, but I still love it and find it entertaining as I'm getting older.

  • Shakespearegirl
    2019-05-24 04:55

    I've read the whole series and it is amazing how strong these women are. I'm quite a history nerd and I found these books fitted perfectly into my the history I knew.

  • Jt
    2019-06-03 21:58

    Another book I read with my girls of girls who changed the worlds with their lives. Great challenge for my girls.

  • Honor
    2019-05-31 02:57

    This book is great and inspiring! I think that every girl should read it.

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-09 00:53

    This book was about 10 marvelous ladies that set out to change the planet. And change the planet they did! And they were good at it too!

  • Bree
    2019-05-22 21:06

    Notes:so poorly written we could not enjoy these