The Calling of Emily Evans

The Calling of Emily Evans She feels God nudging her toward ministry but what options are there for a young single woman Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time much less figuring out God s will for her l

  • Title: The Calling of Emily Evans
  • Author: Janette Oke
  • ISBN: 9780764202445
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God s will for her life Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full time Christian service She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her lifeShe feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God s will for her life Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full time Christian service She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community alone When Emily arrives at her new assignment, she is disappointed to find the church building in disrepair After many days of hard work fixing it up, she announces her first service and is once again disappointed, this time in the size of her congregation Is her faith strong enough to stand against the local doubters and myriad challenges that will test her calling

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    1. Janette Oke, the matron of Chic Religious Lit (did you know there was such a genre?) guided many of my young girl daydreams. Her stories typically feature a strong-willed woman who finds herself thrust into a challenging frontier (usually out west), locked in a Jacobian nelson with God. In The Calling of Emily Evans, Janette introduces a young woman with a weak constitution and a passion for God's church. With the westward expansion, there's a plethora of towns and a scarcity of men, so the Menn [...]

    2. I enjoyed this book. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Janette Oake book. After Emily Evans is finished with her Bible school training, she feels called to start a church. As a young woman, her options are limited – how can a female be chosen to start a church. The church committee sends Emily to a remote town to start her church – alone. I thought the premise of this story was extremely interesting – it’s a historical story, yet, there’s a woman leading a church. I loved see [...]

    3. Emily, the young woman in this novel, was too sensitive for my taste. She cried often (tears brimmed, filled, or spilled down her cheeks) despite the silly circumstances. If she had a back bone, I would have enjoyed the story much more. I enjoyed the time period (1900s) as well as the setting out West on open farmland. Priorities at that time were so different. Families stuck together, as well as communities, to survive the times. Food wasn't readily available, and an over abundance of materiali [...]

    4. I love how Oke writes & draws in her readers. God has truly gifted her. I felt like Emily and I could be dear friends as I too have often responded at times too quickly in reply and after :) hoped I could take a word or two back.Like Emily I can testify!!! To our Ever Faithful Father, God's Faithfulness & Provision. God ALWAYS supplies ALL our needs according to His riches & glory. HE doesn't always supply like we would have thought or sometimes even like, but HE supplies!!

    5. Loved it!!!! This is such a beautiful story and so unique. A woman listens to God's call that she serve as a minister during a time and place and history where women in the church was not common at all. She sets up a church in a farming community and God is with her through her struggles and as she falls in love.

    6. Janette Oke is my kind of people. I had heard good things, and after watching Loves Enduring Promise, or whatever the series of movies is called, and then When Calls the Heart on Netflix (season 2 out in a couple weeks!), I set out to finally read and was not disappointed. I could really relate to the desire and call to serve, and I am inspired to be a more faithful, humble servant of God.

    7. I wasn't sure that I would like this book. After all, I think that the Bible is very clear that women should not teach or have authority over men as a general principle. However, I also understand there are examples in the Bible of women doing the work of men when the men weren't obeying God.I enjoyed this book because it was about a girl following God when it wasn't easy. It was based on women in history had been in the same position. I like that it is made clear that if men had been doing ther [...]

    8. A Wonderful Story of DedicationOff that this is considered a YA entry. The depth of Me Old's research is stunning in its depthbut then again, one has only to read other entries of hers to appreciate that this is the norm. Her lead, Emily Evans, is a fresh-faced youngster (19-ish?) Who dedicates her life to her Lord. Oke offers up the young lady in an utterly non-preachy manner. Emily's response to her call rings true to this cousin of a minister.

    9. De Nederlandse titel van het boek is:'De roeping van Emily Evans'. Emily is opgeleid op een bijbelschool en wordt uitgezonden naar een plaatsje in het Westen van Canada. Dit verhaal is fictief, maar wel gebaseerd op de waarheid. Vanaf ongeveer 1905 werden vrouwen uitgezonden via onder andere de Missionary Church. Zij preekten, gingen op huisbezoek, deden kinderwerk en leidden zo mensen tot Jezus. Bijzonder om te lezen.

    10. Prairie settlements are in need of mission workers for local churches, and in Bible school, Emily responds to the call. Desiring to be a wife and mother someday, she imagines she'll be ministering alongside a preaching husband. However, with no potential husband in sight, Emily decides what's nearly unthinkable: she'll head out to open a church on her own in The Calling of Emily Evans, a novel by author Janette Oke.This is at least the third time I've read this novel. It's the first in one of my [...]

    11. SUMMARY: Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God's will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men. She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community--alone.When Emily arriv [...]

    12. I am not a huge fan of Janette Oke anyway, because of her sugary sweet, perfect characters and ultra-basic story lines. This one had me bored from page one. I should have just deleted it from my kindle, but I liked the idea behind the story, a woman setting up a teaching church until a "proper" minister felt called to be there.Too much of what you are expected to just swallow as fact, just can't be. The father was COMPLETELY unbelievable, that a father who was so worried about his daughter being [...]

    13. Emily feels called to be a Bible teacher. She goes to Bible college, and although she is quite frail and not as intelligent as some of her classmates, she eventually graduates and is sent to look after a small, dilapidated church in a village where there has been no pastor for many years. So far so good, and it was, in general terms, a fascinating account of a period of American history which I knew little about. I was quite surprised to learn that girls were sent out to look after churches, eve [...]

    14. A fictional story of christian missions in Canada in the early 1900's. I felt that it was a realistic depiction of what a woman as a single missionary might face in the outlying towns in that time period. This is in regards to the people, their attitudes and the aspect of ministering to a group of people who are not excited about a church being in their town.I didn't care for the developing romantic side of the book and felt like it was unrealistic and took away from her overall purpose which wa [...]

    15. Janette Oke is one of my favorite authors. Finding a book by her that I have not yet read is a real treat. This book took about a day to read. I love the casual friendly style. It is just soothing to read and know that it will all have a favorable outcome. I really enjoy the time period that Oke writes about, early 1900's. Life was simplier. The book is about a woman who is called to serve God. She answers the call and is sent to a small town. The story follows her path for a couple of years and [...]

    16. I love Jannette Oke and way she he writes. They are fairly quick, easy reads that keep your attention all the way through. This one did not disappoint is a great read for a rainy day. A girl who is called into ministry on her own to a small Canadian town with few that welcome her. Her trials and challenges throughout her time in this town are relatable, as well as a good reminder to be thankful for what you have. I found this especially moving since i live on the mission field, as a single woman [...]

    17. I don't mind the religious connotations nor the old fashioned preachiness of the story, but her writing style was that of a middle schooler. I liked the idea of a young gal leaving home in the early 1900's to go start a church, I just wished it was written a little better. Every other conversation was I-I um I just wanted. or would-would would you consider And the whole-tears filled her eyes, brimming with tears, tears about to spill etc got on my nerves. This is a good story written badly.

    18. I have not read a Janette Oke book in years, but I was happy that I chose this one, Yes, a bit predictable, but a good wholesome pioneer book about the good basics of life. It was not easy for the pioneers or for those that were bring religious messages to them. The character, Emily realized that she needed to be sincere and have her own faith be strong before anything would progress with her helping others. Pretty much the same for our time. So this story was thought provoking for me.

    19. A sweet story of faith and trust in a loving God, what being a channel of His love can do in the lives you touch, and how the blessings always come back tenfold, usually in ways you wouldn't have thought.I always turn to Janette Oke's books for a lovely escape - she never disappoints.

    20. I love Emily's spirit and determination to follow God's will for her life. I read this book for the first time about 15 years ago. Over the years I have read and reread all of Janette Oke's books and The Calling of Emily Evans is still one of my favorites of the Women of the West series.

    21. I have to admit the whole thing of Emily Evans being called to preach really threw me off on this book. Not everything is unlikable in this book, but it probably would be the last Janette Oke book I'd recommend to anyone.

    22. This was a great book loved it to the end but the end was abrupt and I was trying to turn the page when I realized had reached the end. I want more of the life of Emily Evans but what was there was really good.

    23. It was okay; I've liked other books by Janette Oke a lot better. I didn't really like that Emily Evan's 'calling' was to become a woman pastor and start a church. I think that only men should be pastors.

    24. Women of the West seriesI really enjoyed this quick read. I just started it last night. However, don’t let this fool you into thinking this is a fluff read. The characters were vivid and full of life. The book was very predictable with the love interest. The author addresses many issues including but not limited to addiction, grief and women’s rights. This is a story of a woman who is called to preach when the men would do so. Emily Evans makes some tuff choices by following God even to the [...]

    25. Janette Oke wrote about women trained as lay ministers and sent across the Candian frontier because of a shortage of ministers. Her fictional Emily Evans must be a good example of the hardy, faithfilled young women that dared to tread in places without churches when people thought women didn't have any business preaching. Through all the hardships Emily prevailed by relying on her faith to pull her through.

    26. Great shorter story about women being called into the ministry at a time when most thought the job was just for men. It talks about the hardships of a woman on her own, starting a new church, and trying to win the lost. I really enjoyed it. There are twelve books in this series and it looks like they are each stand alone books about women serving God. I give this one four stars. I really liked it. At some point I will probably read them all. Very inspiring.

    27. A Christian story involving a young woman just out of bible school who wants to plant a church, which is highly unusual for the time this is written in, A young man who is running from his destiny, a poverty stricken family whose father is a abusive alcoholic and other assorted characters. This book also highlights the status of women during this time. This was my first jannette oke book and I enjoyed it.

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