Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael

By Naomi Downing

Lotus Buds covers a multitude of stories about the babies and children Amy Carmichael came into contact with—some she saved from having a to have a life in the Temple and some she couldn’t. Through it all Amy Carmichael and the other teachers and missionaries never lost faith, sometimes setting a specific day aside to pray.

This wasn’t a typical story (besides the fact that it was nonfiction) because it didn’t just stay with one character and follow him through the entire story. It was told from Amy Carmichael’s perspective but mostly she just chose one child and told her story and moved to a different child and told that child’s story.

It didn’t just cover the topic of what they did after the child was saved, either. It told some of before they were saved. What the home life was like, and why or why not taking them away from the Temple didn’t work.

Through it all, with the rescued children and the children they couldn’t rescue, Amy Carmichael and the other teachers never lost faith. They’d pray for the children and trust God to take care of them—a wonderful thing to be at peace with.

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Downing is a homeschooled high school student who live on a small farm in the middle of no where. She enjoys reading, writing, taking pictures and dreaming about her future. She blogs at naomiandbooks.wordpress.com.

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