ABOUT THE BOOK
They're bold. They're fearless. They're adventurous. They have a faith that can move mountains. They're women of courage.
This series of easy-read biographies celebrates the lives of women who lived lives committed to changing the world for better. What set them apart? The willingness to live courageously for Christ, even in the midst of impossible situations.
In Sojourner Truth, you will meet the tall, powerful former slave and abolitionist whose biblically-based call for equality—for both African Americans and women—secured her a place in American history.
Wherever she appeared, the wise words and electrifying presence of Sojourner Truth brought audiences to their feet. The lengthy shadow cast by her near-six-foot frame and the challenge to injustice issued by her stinging speeches have secured her a place in American history—a place as a woman of courage.
Get inspired by her story, celebrate her legacy, and learn that God can use each of us for mighty things. . .if we have courage.
Sojouner Truth truly was a woman of courage and this book shares her story in a way that is appealing to both children and adults. I have always known her name but this book shows me just how little I truly knew of her life. Given the name of Isabella at birth, she was called Belle by her master and went by this name until she was a middle-aged woman and traveling as an evangelist. She chose Sojourner as her first name because of her journeys and the last name of Truth because of her love for the Bible verse, John 8:32, that states "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." That was her mantra as she worked to preach God's Word, to share His truth to all people, and to encourage equality for all.
Her determination and her courage gained her respect from the three Presidents that she met and her Christian beliefs helped her spread God's Word throughout her evangelistic career. This woman of color, who was born a slave and was unable to read or write, became a beacon for justice and freedom. Sojourner Truth is truly an important part of our nation's history and this book is an inspiring testament to her life.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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