Friday, June 8, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Through Rushing Water

By: Catherine Richmond
Published by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Copyright 2012

What happens when your plans change drastically, something you thought was a sure thing turns out very differently than you had expected.  That's the story of Through Rushing Water.  Sophia Makinoff is the French teacher at a girls' college and has plans to marry a US Congressman.  She is positive he is on the verge of proposing.  However, the proposal is not for her!  

Sophia packs her bags and runs off to be a missionary to the Ponca Indians in Nebraska, hoping to leave behind the sting of rejection.  Her first choice was to be a missionary to China after which she could return to her native Russia, but the position with the Ponca Tribe became available first.  Anything to get away from her humiliation!

Unfortunately Sophia does not seek the will of God.  She delves into her prayer book in order to pray.  She is not seeking God on a personal level.  But just because Sophia is not exactly in tune with God does not mean that He is not in tune with her!  And when she thinks she is in the wrong place, she is exactly where God wants her to be.

Sophia lasts longer at the Ponca reservation than any previous teacher.  And in the course of her year at the reservation she falls in love with the people not just as a whole, but as individuals. And is her heart opening to the Agency carpenter, Will Dunn?

Not only does Through Rushing Water tell the story of Sophia, it also tells the story of the Ponca Indians during a time of deep trouble and sorrow.  Information on the tribe and one of their leaders, Standing Bear (who is a character in our story) is readily available online.  

This is a very moving story.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of  Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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