I read the original version of this book a few years ago and was encouraged by the work God accomplishes when His children are faithful. This edition is no less impactful despite being abridged. It is a blessing to read of men such as Brother Andrew who did not do everything correctly; this man, despite countless instances of God meeting his needs, still dealt with doubts and fears. Comparing the circumstances he operated under and those many of us face, I am ashamed of the lack of effort I put into reaching those who are daily available to me.
I don’t recall this original book being especially scary, although there are events in this Young Reader’s Edition that might be intense for elementary children. Still, I would recommend all Christians read a version of this book and then seek the Lord’s will as to where they can best serve Him.
Overall, I’d rate this book 5/5 stars.
Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest appraisal and was not obligated to provide a positive review.