Unprepared for Life's Journey

Unprepared for Life's Journey

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Pages: 
257
£6.29
ISBN:
9781786295125
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Unprepared for Life's Journey is a heart-warming true story, detailing the missionary life of an inspirational Catholic woman.

Maria Flavel started life in Germany as part of a happy farming family, but she reaches an age when she must think about her future.
Deciding to follow in her older sister's footsteps, she enrols in a convent to devote her life to God. But it's not long before Maria questions often-cruel treatment from the nuns.
Showing great endurance and strength, she finally admits that biblical life in this form may not be for her. And so she begins her own journey.
Following her dream to work overseas, she finds her calling in Papua New Guinea as a teacher, helping underprivileged people to become more independent. Here she feels a true connection to God through the work that He wants her to do.

A fascinating account of suffering and joy through war, death and meaningful relationships; a welcome reminder of the gift that life is, the importance of the people we share it with, and the opportunity it offers to do something that really matters.

 

Maria E. Flavel

Maria E.
Flavel

Maria grew up on a farm in Germany and currently lives in Western Australia. Her life's adventures began from the moment she was born in 1938.

Open to new ideas and dedicated to teaching, Maria travelled from her farming village to the highlands of Papua New Guinea before settling in Australia.

Maria's story is about resilience and the journey life takes you on when you are determined to make a positive change. Maria has previously published short stories and the children's book The Adventures of an old Boab Tree.

 

Reviews

by
Amanda
0
A beautiful story that captures the essence of a time in our history and the resilience of a brave young woman, committed to serving others. Maria is inspiring and epitomises the true spirit of what it means to be of faith.
by
Jan Bowen
5
This book is engaging for the reader from the very first page. I felt I was on the journey with the author travelling across different continents, facing difficult situations and laughing during some challenging yet hilarious moments. The language is easy to read and makes you feel that you are there with the author, listening to her speaking. This is a wonderful book to read and carries a special message for us all about finding our place in the world, wherever we are. I loved it and so did our book club, "The Geraldton Wax". Buy it and read it. You will love it!
by
Megan
5
Maria has had such an interesting and full life. It was a joy to read about it. Her writing style is easy to read and not overly descriptive. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading. This story will take you across many continents and leave you with a warm feeling.

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