Title: Ten Girls Who Changed the World
Author: Irene Howat
Major Themes: Isobel Kuhn, Helen Keller, Amy Carmichael, Gladys Aylward, Mary Slessor, Catherine Booth, Jackie Pullinger, Evelyn Brand, Joni Eareckson Tada, Corrie Ten Boom
Synopsis: The lives of ten women who made a difference for God are introduced to young readers, along with a short guide to help you apply lessons from their lives to your own.
This is the third Lightkeepers book I have read. They are a great introduction to a wide variety of people who made a difference in the world. I prefer to read a full-length biography, but there isn’t always time for that, so a book like Ten Girls Who Changed the World is good to have on hand, too.
As you can guess from the title, there are ten chapters in this book. Each one tells a little bit about the life of one person, and at the end there are two pages which take you a little deeper. The Fact File tells you more about something mentioned in the story or something that was happening at the same time. The Keynote draws a lesson from the person’s life for you to think about. Think helps you apply that to your own life, and then there is a prayer at the end. This book would make a great devotional help to read as a family!
There are stories about quite a variety of people in this book. Some are very familiar, like Gladys Aylward and Mary Slessor. Others are less familiar. I had heard of Evelyn Brand, but only because I read a book about her son Paul. Jackie Pullinger, though? I had never heard of this fascinating person! Now I’d like to read more about her. That is the value of a book like this; it gives you a brief introduction from which you can explore further.
Listening Level—Ages 5 – 8
Reading Independently—Ages 8 – 12