Faith Cook shares her first-hand story of the trials faced by a child of missionary parents living in China during the turbulent period of the Second World War and the subsequent Communist takeover. While much has been written about the heroic achievements and sacrifices of many Christian missionaries to China, Troubled Journey introduces us to a side of the story that has rarely, if ever been told. Many young people today have known much emotional deprivation early in life. This story of childhood in a war-torn country may well help them to reconcile their painful experiences with God's loving-kindness and his purposes of grace for them. It may indeed encourage all who read it to appreciate in a new way the care and mercy of God, overruling even the tragedies of life and turning them to good for his people.
About the Author
Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England. She is the author of many other titles including Stronger than the sword; Anne Bradstreet pilgrim and poet; Stars in God's sky; Lady Jane Grey, nine-day queen of England; Fearless pilgrim, the life of John Bunyan; Our hymn-writers and their hymns; Seeing the invisible; Lives turned upside down; Under the scaffold [based on the life and times of William Grimshaw]; Caught in the web; and Living the Christian life, a joint publication with her husband Paul. Paul served as a pastor in churches in Northallerton, Shepshed and Hull. They have five children and ten grandchildren.
This is a very interesting account of missionary life from a child's perspective. Mrs. Cook manages to give a frank account of the physical and emotional hardship suffered by missionary children, without being bitter. Ironically, the hardship seemed to eventually strengthen her faith.