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A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett is a remarkable memoir that takes readers on an inspiring journey of self-discovery and unwavering faith. This captivating book offers a unique perspective on the experiences of a young missionary and their profound impact on both the author and the communities she served.

Burnett’s writing style is engaging and sincere, allowing readers to truly connect with her narrative. From the very first page, I was drawn into her world and felt a strong sense of empathy towards her experiences. The author’s ability to vividly depict the challenging situations she encountered on her missionary trips is truly commendable.

One of the standout elements of this memoir is Burnett's unwavering commitment to her faith. Throughout the book, she beautifully illustrates how her deep-rooted belief in God served as a driving force, allowing her to navigate through difficult moments and transform lives. Her dedication and humility are truly inspiring.

Moreover, Burnett also provides a candid insight into the cultural differences she encountered during her missionary work. She eloquently describes the beauty of each community she visited, painting a vivid picture of their struggles and triumphs. This not only adds depth to the story but also encourages readers to reflect on the importance of cultural understanding and global harmony.

What sets A Missionary Twig apart from other memoirs is the author’s ability to incorporate humor and lightheartedness into her introspective narrative. Despite the challenges she faced, Burnett manages to infuse her experiences with moments of laughter and joy, further endearing her to readers.

If there is one aspect that could have been further explored in the book, it is the emotional toll that missionary work can have on an individual. Although Burnett briefly touches on the difficulties she faced, delving deeper into the psychological challenges could have added an additional layer of authenticity to her story.

Overall, A Missionary Twig is a captivating memoir that offers an intimate and heartfelt account of a young missionary's spiritual experiences. Emma L. Burnett’s remarkable storytelling and unwavering faith make this book a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration and spiritual enlightenment.

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[Illustration: A Missionary Twig. FRONTISPIECE.]

[Illustration: Editor's arm]

American Tract Society, 150 Nassau Street, New York.

Copyright, 1890, American Tract Society.


CHAPTER I. Edith Tries to Explain 5

CHAPTER II. What Mrs. Howell told them 14

CHAPTER III. Marty Gets Started 21

CHAPTER IV. Wholes instead of Tenths 29

CHAPTER V. The Ebony Chair 39

CHAPTER VI. The Empty Box 46

CHAPTER VII. How Missions Helped the Home Folks 54

CHAPTER VIII. "Not in the Good Times" 61

CHAPTER IX. Jennie 72

CHAPTER X. Laura Amelia 82

CHAPTER XI. The Good Shepherd 91

CHAPTER XII. "Now Don't Forget!" 99

CHAPTER XIII. Off to the Mountains 108

CHAPTER XIV. A Plan and a Talk 115

CHAPTER XV. The Mountain Mission Band 126

CHAPTER XVI. A Flower Sale 135

CHAPTER XVII... Continue reading book >>

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