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Maria Fearing

The Girl Who Dreamed of Distant Lands

K A Ellis



Maria Fearing

The Girl Who Dreamed of Distant Lands

K A Ellis


Once freed from slavery on an Alabama plantation, Mariah Fearing chose to go back to Africa to show children Jesus’ compassion and protect them from being sold into slavery like she was. She even helped translate the Bible so that the children could read it in their own language.

Her patience and grit in overcoming incredible obstacles to heed God’s call make her a great role model for young children. They will be encouraged by her faith and God’s faithfulness, and inspired to do great things for God too.

This beautiful hardback book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos. It makes a beautiful gift for children aged 4-7.

Worksheets are available to help children interact with the biography.Can also be used for Homeschool Co-ops. Part of the new Do Great Things For God series. By exploring the lives of inspiring Christian women, this series will enthuse children about the great things they can do for God.

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    Maria Fearing

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    K A Ellis

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    Do Great Things for God

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    The Good Book Company

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5.0 based on 1 review

Inspiring for Readers of All Ages

aria Fearing: The Girl Who Dreamed of Distant Lands, is one of the latest additions to the Do Great Things for God series from The Good Book Company. Maria (pronounced Mar-eye-ah) was born into slavery in Alabama. She learned about Jesus and the gospel early on and dedicated her life to serving God. Once free, she had it in her heart to be a missionary and moved to Congo to help share the good news of Jesus. While there, Maria cared for many children who would have become slaves under the rule of harsh King Leopold. She opened up her own home and used her own income to rescue girls and teach them about Jesus. This book is a simple and beautiful retelling of Maria Fearing's life and it is certain to bless all who read it. I was curious to learn more about Maria after reading the book and did some additional research. I found a lovely article by the book's author on Christianity Today titled, She Was Born into Slavery. She Became a Missionary to Africa at 56. The article painted a fuller picture for me as an adult reader and learning about Maria's legacy moved me to tears. I'm so grateful for this series of books and I'm incredibly grateful for this particular volume which introduced me and my family to Maria Fearing. We really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read additional titles in this series. I received Maria Fearing compliments of The Good Book Company in exchange for my honest review.

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Gladys Aylward
Helen Roseveare
Susannah Spurgeon
Fannie Lou Hamer

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