Unprepared for Life's Journey

Unprepared for Life's Journey

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Pages: 
257
£8.99
ISBN:
9781786295125

Unprepared for Life's Journey is a heart-warming true story, detailing the missionary life of an inspirational Catholic woman.

Maria Flavel started life in Germany as part of a happy farming family, but she reaches an age when she must think about her future.
Deciding to follow in her older sister's footsteps, she enrols in a convent to devote her life to God. But it's not long before Maria questions often-cruel treatment from the nuns.
Showing great endurance and strength, she finally admits that biblical life in this form may not be for her. And so she begins her own journey.
Following her dream to work overseas, she finds her calling in Papua New Guinea as a teacher, helping underprivileged people to become more independent. Here she feels a true connection to God through the work that He wants her to do.

A fascinating account of suffering and joy through war, death and meaningful relationships; a welcome reminder of the gift that life is, the importance of the people we share it with, and the opportunity it offers to do something that really matters.

 

Maria E. Flavel

Maria E.
Flavel

Maria grew up on a farm in Germany and currently lives in Western Australia. Her life's adventures began from the moment she was born in 1938.

Open to new ideas and dedicated to teaching, Maria travelled from her farming village to the highlands of Papua New Guinea before settling in Australia.

Maria's story is about resilience and the journey life takes you on when you are determined to make a positive change. Maria has previously published short stories and the children's book The Adventures of an old Boab Tree.

 

Reviews

by
Susan Munday
4
An engrossing read. So good I read it twice. Her early life in a farming family in Germany , her life as a nun and deciding that it was not for her and her wonderful work as a missionary in Papua New Guinea were all fascinating.
by
Jason
5
Unprepared for Life's Journey is not the type of book I would normally pick up, but after being gifted the biography from a friend, I was unable to put it down! Maria's story is a fascinating one, which highlights the difficulties of reconciling the demands of a virtuous, religious existence with the realities of life. The journey she takes across the globe is gripping and well-written, and I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys real-life drama.
by
Rod Ellyard
4
Unprepared for Life's Journey I found the book fascinating and easy to read . Maria has a style of writing that is both simple and profound at the same time ..The story pulls the reader along .i found her personal integrity and courage inspiring -those qualities which she has displayed in "spades "in m,y sporadic interactions with her over the years since, as she has assisted so many people .be they migrants ,indigenous people ,down and out s. lost or simply lonely. it has been a great pleasure to fill in the gasps of my knowledge of such a wonderful life .

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