Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Venturing with God in Congo from Conjurske Publications: A TOS Crew Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way

Venturing with God in Congo from Conjurske Publications

Are you ready to be inspired? We loved Venturing with God in Congo from Conjurske Publications!

This beautiful, 290 page hardcover book is an adventure. The book is the written journey of Darrell & Louise Champlin and their family as they serve God as missionaries in the hard world of the jungles of the Congo.

I have to comment on how well done this book is - it has a captivating cover and quality pages.  I love a great hardcover book, it makes it a treasure right away (please tell me I'm not the only one...) It It has short, easy to read chapters that make it perfect for your children to read to themselves, or even better as a family read aloud.

I love showing my children REAL people that God uses to do EXTRAORDINARY things.  Darrell Champlin is one of those!  He obediently follows the call of God and goes to one of the hardest places on earth - the remote jungles of the Congo.

Each chapter is another memoir, written in first person, that shows us the reality and challenges of jungle living.  

We were fascinated by his accounts of encounters with animals.  From killing a rogue elephant to skinning a 16 foot python with an undigested antelope still in it...Darrell will inspire your young men with his tales of adventure.

Woven throughout this book is scripture making it not only just an adventure story, but a great devotional story to point us to God as well. 

As Darrell recounts their experiences, a entirely new culture is revealed to us as well.  We learn about what his beloved Nkole NKema natives eat, how they hunt, their social structure, how they give birth and even how they initiate boys into manhood (wow...).

One of our favorite stories was how Darrell accepted the challenge from the local witch doctor concerning what he and his family were willing to eat, telling Darrell that white men had "taboos" (foods with spiritual powers) too.  Darrell got the witch doctor to agree to eat the civet cat, which the natives considered taboo, if he and his family ate snake.  Of course, the point was to break through the spiritual darkness.  Darrell's family did eat the snake to prove God's power and goodness.  My sweet children's eyes were wide as we read this chapter, praying I wouldn't decide to make them learn this lesson firsthand. This book has inspired many great conversations!  

In addition, a Photo Gallery give us a peek at the real people behind these incredible stories.

We enjoyed this modern missionary story immensely. Darrell's courage and devotion to God will inspire you!

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