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Adventures in Asia Omnibus Review

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Last updated on December 18th, 2017

Adventures in Asia Omnibus, Missionary Work
An eye-opening book at the realities of life as a missionary, “Adventures in Asia Omnibus” brings to life the difficult struggles Natalie Vellacott encounters on three separate occasions to Asia.

The Good

  • Excellent first-hand account of missionary work
    • I enjoyed the opportunity to learn the personal daily struggles as well as redemptive qualities of missionary work.
    • It’s a little strange learning a great deal about the author in the process, but I appreciate her honesty.
      • “At that time, in my mind, Asians all looked fairly similar to each other so I just assumed they were from the same country and spoke the same language or that they would understand each other’s language.”
  • The desire for Natalie to focus on God and proclaiming his gospel of salvation to people.
    • God is everywhere in these stories
    • Seeing God’s handiwork
      • “…after I had presented the Gospel to him feeling a little discouraged and lacking faith, announced  enthusiastically ‘So you mean Jesus is like a bridge.'”
  • “They’re Rugby Boys, Don’t You Know?” was a fascinating read

The Bad

  • N/A

The Unsure

  • There was so much information my head almost exploded! Since I read all three books back-to-back I grew weary of the battles and struggles. Although, I would not recommend reading all stories one after each other, but spend time chewing the information after each “book.”
  • I did not enjoy reading the last book, “A MISSIONARY IN MANILA,” nearly as much as the first two.
    • I have to wonder whether Natalie was looking for “similar experiences” in “A MISSIONARY IN MANILA” to her encounters in “They’re Rugby Boys, Don’t You Know?”, but her trip fell short in expectation.

*My opinion: what I didn’t care for or do not prefer. This will not lower a rating unless it overly distracts from the story.

There’s so much more I could write, but if you are looking for an honest look at the life of a missionary in Asia, I recommend “Adventures in Asia Omnibus” for a full second-hand experience.


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