Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Book: Mercy at Midnight

NEW BOOK IN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS LENDING LIBRARY!
Mercy at Midnight
"How one courageous woman set prisoners free."

Author: Lois Hoadley Dick
Description: Matilda Wrede (1864-1928) was a wealthy member of the Finnish nobility who left a life of privilege to take the gospel to prison inmates and work on their behalf for social justice. She began visiting prisons at the age of twenty and became known throughout Finland as the "friend of prisoners".

Mercy at Midnight is a story based on the remarkable life of this young woman who gave up everything to serve the despised prisoners of Finland.

My thoughts on this book: Mercy at Midnight was such an encouraging and inspiring story of the life of a woman. Matilda Wrede's ministry with the prisoners of Finland really began at the age of seven when her heart was first opened to them. It was at the age of twelve that she made her first visit to a prison nearby her home and from then on dedicated her life to that service. What touched me the most was the difference Matilda's kindness made int he live of the prisoners. Even the worst criminals' hearts were changed by the witness she made for Christ..

Genres: Biography, Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Ministry

2 comments :

  1. This is by far one of my favorite books...I was deeply encouraged by the selfless work of Matilda Wrede and her personal walk with the Lord!
    I highly recommend this book!!

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  2. This is by far one of my favorite books...I was deeply encouraged by the selfless work of Matilda Wrede and her personal walk with the Lord!
    I highly recommend this book!!

    ReplyDelete