Monday, July 9
Through Rushing Water: An Amazing Story!
Through Rushing Water is based very loosely on the story of the Ponca Indian Reservation of Dakota Territory, which was forced to relocate in the middle of the winter. It's the story of Sophia Makinoff, a college education major, who has great political aspirations which include marrying a politician. She is jilted when he married her roomate and, in an attempt to run away from her problems, she volunteers as a missionary who will journey to Dakota Territory to teach the Ponca children there.
Sophia begins as a lukewarm Christian but ends with great faith. She makes wonderful friends, her life changes dramatically, and the story takes many interesting twists and turns. I had a very hard time putting this book down! The fact that it was based on real life events made me want to learn more about the Russian French woman Sophia's character was drawn from, as well as more about the Ponka Indians.
I couldn't recommend this book more highly! It's a wonderful read. Read the first chapter here and I'm certain you'll agree.
Special thanks to the people at Booksneeze for providing me with this book to review.