From Sunrise Land

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(4.6 stars; 24 reviews)

One of the most renowned of all Protestant Christian missionaries, Amy Carmichael is remembered most for the fifty-five years she spent doing evangelistic and philanthropic work in India. She began her missions career, however, with fifteen months in Japan before falling ill, returning to Ireland, and then returning to Asia with her focus on India. This collection of letters is a record of that time in Japan, and is fascinating not only for its biographical interest but also for its insights into the rapidly-changing life of fin de siècle Japan and the status of its small unpopular handful of Christian converts, in the same era when Lafcadio Hearn was recording his observations from a very different perspective. Far from free of racial and religious prejudice, Carmichael's record is still heartfelt, revealing, and noteworthy in ways that she certainly would never have intended or expected. Summary by Expatriate. (7 hr 51 min)


Introductory Notes 11:02 Read by Expatriate
I. From Albert Docks to Shanghai 20:44 Read by Expatriate
II. From Shanghai to Matsuye 22:58 Read by Expatriate
III. Mission Tour No. 1 33:09 Read by Expatriate
IV. With the Power of God Behind It 27:16 Read by Expatriate
V. I Cannot! Can God? God Can! 13:02 Read by Expatriate
VI. Across Japan by Kuruma 23:53 Read by Expatriate
VII. Kyoto, and Onwards 20:43 Read by Expatriate
VIII. Torches, Thoughts, & a Typhoon 18:19 Read by Expatriate
IX. Out of — Into 22:17 Read by Expatriate
X. Birthday Gifts 15:57 Read by Expatriate
XI. Christmas & New Year in Sunrise Land 14:49 Read by Expatriate
XII. Unto Him Be Glory 20:37 Read by Expatriate
XIII. Co-Workers 20:01 Read by Expatriate
XIV. To Osaka & Back 17:58 Read by Expatriate
XV. Not Yet — Ere Long 20:21 Read by Expatriate
XVI. "Never Heard These Honourable Words" 23:09 Read by Expatriate
XVII. Scraps — Very Much So 22:20 Read by Expatriate
XVIII. "It Will Be a Seed" 24:36 Read by Expatriate
XIX. With One Bare Telling 16:35 Read by Expatriate
XX. On With the Message 20:47 Read by Expatriate
XXI. Christ is Conqueror 27:22 Read by Expatriate
XXII. Amen. Hallelujah! 14:00 Read by Expatriate



(3.5 stars)

I enjoyed listening to these letters from Amy Carmichael, both her words and actions were encouraging and challenging. I also enjoyed learning about Japan in the late 1800’s. However I found the book a little disjointed. I’m not sure if that’s because of the letter structure or the fact that I fell asleep occasionally while listening to it.

(5 stars)

A night and day difference in Carmichael’s travel perspective and that of Mark Twain in Innocents Abroad. She really did love the people around her and these letters home are very convicting to this day.

Thoroughly enjoyed this!

(5 stars)

Amy is wonderful, great writer, very descriptive, loved the narrator as well.

Thank you for the well read book! I enjoyed it!

(4 stars)

(4 stars)

poetically written, lyrical prose and well read

Fascinating and inspiring! May her tribe increase!

(5 stars)