Saturday, May 9, 2015
Side By Side By Jana Kelley With #Review
MY REVIEW-When I first got this in, I was just kind of so-so about reading it. I have read my fair share of biographies and they tend to be slower paced and I hate to say it, some aren't that interesting. But after opening and reading the first chapter, I was hooked on this one! And then to find out, it isn't a biography at all? Only a novel loosely based on real life events:) Ahh me, yes this is the life of a book reviewer.
I found this book to be fascinating and an eye opening experience. I have friends who are missionaries, I know what they go through and have heard their stories. But this was different. Seeing it through the eyes of a mother with little children, her daily struggles and wanting to give up, made me realize what it is really like for people on the mission field. It shows in clear detail how she struggles with the dress differences, taking care of three youngsters and wanting to reach out to the women around her.
This is a very upfront look at the Islamic religion. There were some things in here that were hard to read and it is detailed. But I think it is good for us in America to see how our lives are different from other areas. My daily troubles really seem so small compared to what the women in Sudan are going through. It really opened my eyes and made me thankful. As I said above, this is not a true story but is based on true events. Still, it is an excellent book.
**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**