12/17/10

City of Tranquil Light

City of Tranquil Light is an incredible book; starting with the title, it is intriguing. It is the story of two missionaries who felt called to China and spent much of their lives serving the Lord and the people there. They struggle physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Set in the early 1900s, it is a story loosely based on the author's own grandparents and their lives in China.

In this character driven novel, the voice is authentic and touching, alternating between Will Keihn's reflections of the past, and his wife's past journal entries. The characters are real; the story is timeless. The Chinese history and facts adds to it. The writing is good and the impact is lasting. I would definitely recommend this book!

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