When Marcia Most’s husband came home from a mission trip to Guatemala, she already knew what he was going to say. He felt called to give up the security of a good job, comfortable house, family and friends to take charge of a home for widows and orphans in a small Mayan mountain village.
Marcia was less than thrilled.
She wrestled with uprooting their lives (and youngest child) to answer God’s call but throughout the experience she gained a deeper understanding of God’s provision and purpose.
Here is the official synopsis from the back of the book:
Moses never wanted to be a leader. Jonah ran away from his missions call. And when Marcia Moston’s husband came home with a call to foreign missions, she was sure God had the wrong number. His call conflicted with her own dreams, demanded credentials she didn’t have, and required courage she couldn’t seem to find. She promised to follow where God led, but she never thought the road would lead to a Mayan village on a Guatemalan mountainside.
From the trecherous road trip to their new village home, to learning to navigate a new culture, to a stateside mission field in Vermont, Moston’s journey reveals that God leads just as clearly today as he did in biblical times. Her candid account tells a story of learning to trust and obey when faithfulness seems foolish.
Written with humor and insight, Call of a Coward is an engaging reminder that with our very real God in control, cowards become courageous and ordinary people find great purpose.
As a memoir, Call of a Coward is a well written, easy to read account (got it done in one day because I couldn’t put it down!) which will challenge any Christian toward obedience to God’s call. This is why this book is a must read for anyone who calls Jesus Christ Lord.
We cannot always know why or how God works in our lives or the places He may call us to go. We may not even want to do what the Lord puts before us but that isn’t really the crux of the matter. The point is to serve God faithfully regardless.
Call of a Coward illustrates this point beautifully.