Great Is Thy Faithfulness
A Promise Child by Kathryn Sprugeon is a powerful Christian historical tale about the author’s grandparents and their experiences in 1930’s America. The period was one of depression. People suffered but survived due to their hope and faith. “Hope was something we could share with others.” Hope is infectious. It is life sustaining. Without hope, we die.
Faith was vital to pull you through the tough times. “I didn’t have an answer but I knew I must hold on to the faith God had given us.” We will never have all the answers this side of eternity but we have to trust that God is good. He will not abandon us to suffer alone.
In the hard times it is natural to question God. We wonder where He is and why He doesn’t act? We need to remember that God’s ways are not our ways but He is still faithful even when we don’t understand.
The reader sees faith and love in action. In their poverty, people still give to those who have even less.
There will always be those whose treasure lies in stuff. “Papa taught prestige and riches would transform the world.” True transformation comes from having a relationship with God and living out His love in our lives.
The 1930’s was a time of great hardship but where there was love, hope and faith, there would be survival. God will see us through all the seasons of our lives.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
About the Book
Book: A Promise Child
Author: Kathryn Spurgeon
Genre: Inspirational historic fiction
Release Date: September 10, 2017
She can’t survive the ‘30s alone…
Sibyl Trimble does everything she can to keep her family together. Before falling in love with a handsome, penniless hobo, she lived a life of new cars, speakeasies dances, and fancy cloche hats.
Then the Great Depression hits Oklahoma. The wind blows topsoil away, hundreds of jobless men hang around town, and the economy falls apart. Even Fremont, her strong, stable husband, grows discouraged and considers leaving as they struggle to put food on the table.
When disaster strikes again, will Sibyl and Fremont move on to California or try to survive in Oklahoma? Neither option sounds promising.
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About the Author
Kathryn Spurgeon, an award-winning author and recipient of a 2018 Illumination Book Award, has published over a hundred stories, articles, and poems. She grew up on an Oklahoma farm before moving to South Korea, where she adopted two children. She and her husband, Bill, hold weekly studies in their home for international college students. They have six children and twelve grandchildren.
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Researching and writing about the 1930s has been a blast, and although it was the economically worst decade of the last century, faith, love, and life went on. It has been fun to glimpse into that historical time and find amazing and uplifting stories.
Sibyl Trimble, my grandmother and the ever up-and-down, emotional but brilliant lady, did her best to create a great family environment. Seeking God, she also studied, taught, and shared about Christ in the midst of heartaches. Based on a true story, I hope this tale will inspire, uplift, and bring a touch of nostalgia to your day.
The strength and courage Sibyl revealed can encourage us all and I am honored to share her tale with you.
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