Monday, May 16, 2011
Book Review: The Amusings of a Missionary
Title: The Amusings of a Missionary
Author: Ken Board
Publisher: Citadel, A Division of Deep River Books
Publishing Date: 2010
Ken Board has served as a missionary in Japan for the past 42 years. Wow. That’s a long time.
The Amusings of a Missionary is a collection of some of the short messages he has written for his church bulletin over the years. He has certainly been in some strange, interesting, and funny situations. From his experiences as the father of four children to his tales of different animals to dropping his camera into a bowl of ramen noodles, the author shares about his life in Japan. There he ties it in to a Biblical principle and how it applies to our lives. Pastor Board seems down-to-earth; he has the ability to laugh at himself J.
I personally didn’t find the book as funny as I expected (considering that the title says "amusing") but I did learn things about Japan that I didn’t know. It’s interesting how with some creativity, practically any situation can be coupled with a Bible verse and illustrate something in the Christian life. There are around 200 anecdotes in The Amusings of a Missionary. While this book did not tickle my funny bone, there is nothing wrong with it so I feel safe recommending it.
~I received this book free from Bring It On Communications in exchange for my honest review.
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