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The Indomitable Gertrude Green (eBook)



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By Max W. Hammonds

ISBN: 9780812752489 | Review and Herald Publishing | Copyright 2010

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?Have you no fear at all, Gertrude?? Betsy demanded.

?Yes, I do,? responded the feisty 11-year-old. ?But not much.?

That was Gertrude?headstrong, confident, and opinionated! Her mother, Lena, sure that her oldest daughter would be somebody famous, encouraged Gertrude to follow her dreams and taught her to be self-disciplined and industrious.

And no, Gertrude wasn?t afraid of much. Nursing school with its long hours and hard work didn?t faze her. Carrying the workload of two or three people didn?t bother her. Accepting a call to China as a missionary nurse in 1936  . . . well, she was understandably bewildered at first, but certainly not frightened. Challenging an arrogant Japanese soldier, single-handedly running a hospital, and confronting the spoiled wife of a high-ranking general were peanuts compared to the one fear that brought the unstoppable Gertrude Green to her knees.

She ran from that fear all the way home to Rochester, New York, but God needed her back in China. Back in the same hospital, in much the same circumstances she was in when she left?but this time her faith in Him was ready to mature. Oh, and this time she and 51 others would need to flee the Communist army in the dead of winter?on foot.

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?Have you no fear at all, Gertrude?? Betsy demanded.

?Yes, I do,? responded the feisty 11-year-old. ?But not much.?

That was Gertrude?headstrong, confident, and opinionated! Her mother, Lena, sure that her oldest daughter would be somebody famous, encouraged Gertrude to follow her dreams and taught her to be self-disciplined and industrious.

And no, Gertrude wasn?t afraid of much. Nursing school with its long hours and hard work didn?t faze her. Carrying the workload of two or three people didn?t bother her. Accepting a call to China as a missionary nurse in 1936  . . . well, she was understandably bewildered at first, but certainly not frightened. Challenging an arrogant Japanese soldier, single-handedly running a hospital, and confronting the spoiled wife of a high-ranking general were peanuts compared to the one fear that brought the unstoppable Gertrude Green to her knees.

She ran from that fear all the way home to Rochester, New York, but God needed her back in China. Back in the same hospital, in much the same circumstances she was in when she left?but this time her faith in Him was ready to mature. Oh, and this time she and 51 others would need to flee the Communist army in the dead of winter?on foot.

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Max W. Hammonds


Max W. Hammonds, a retired anesthesiologist, first met Gertrude Green when he and his family served as missionaries in Thailand. Their paths crossed again in North Carolina after Gertrude's retirement, and thus began his 12-year odyssey to research and write this book.

 
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Dan

Long but worth it

Ms. Green truly had a unique experience, getting caught behind enemy lines in the fighting between the Communist and Nationalist armies in China after WWII. She and the group of people she was fleeing with survived by the grace of God alone. The promise that "1,000 shall fall at thy side, and 10,000 at thy right hand" was literally fulfilled.

In my opinion this is an excellent book for pre-teen girls. Ms. Green was a great missionary. But the book portrays her as a real person, not a saint who achieved unreachable standards. She enjoyed shopping, eating out, and the attentions of male friends. Early in her missionary career, she seems to act as if the whole thing is a lark - exactly how any young woman abroad for the first time might act. Young girls would find her adventures inspiring while still identifying with her as a person.

My opinion of the target audience was confirmed by a friend who relayed how several years ago his pre-teen daughter had met Ms. Green and heard her experiences directly. Now attending college, this girl just returned from a student missionary trip in the Pacific. I have no doubt that she was inspired by Ms. Green's story.

However, if young girls are the target audience, then the book needs to be shortened significantly. At 700 pages, some will find it intimidating. Additionally, I found that the historical novel format was not very direct. Elements that I considered critical were often extremely subtle. Perhaps this will allow each reader to draw his/her own conclusions about what is important in this book.

Again, an incredible story. I hope that many more people will take the time to read this book