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Friday, December 30, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Catching Their Talk in a Box: The Life-Story of Joy Ridderhof by Betty M. Hockett


TITLE: Catching Their Talk in a Box: The Life-Story of Joy Ridderhof
SERIES: Life-Story From Missions, Book #5

AUTHOR: Betty M. Hockett 
PUBLISHER: Barclay Press
DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 28, 1987 (first published 1987)
FORMAT: Paperback, 76 pages
GENRE: Biography, Non-fiction, History
ISBN: 978-
0943701134

SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:
 

Catching Their Talk in a Box follows Joy Ridderhof into Honduras, Mexico, Alaska, the Philippines, and Africa. She and her helpers face lack of money, wartime restrictions, equipment needs, mechanical breakdowns, travel hardships, and uncertainties. Through it all, answers to prayer multiply. The organization she creates, Gospel Recordings, continues to record the Good News for those with no written language. Betty M. Hockett captures the spirit and dedication of Joy Ridderhof, a one-of-a-kind woman. She tells Joy's story especially for children, but promises, "People of all ages will find inspiration in this faith-filled life." 

Catching Their Talk in a Box is the fifth in the "Life-Story from Missions" series of ten books.

MY REVIEW:

I read this book aloud to my children.

Joy Ridderhof was an American missionary who recorded the bible into different languages on phonograph. She founded Gospel Recordings in 1941 and travelled to places that no other missionary would go in order to capture the spoken language of remote tribes. As of 2008, the company has produced recordings in over 5,700 languages!

This is a great Christian biography, and my children and I enjoyed it! Joy is an inspiration to us all.

MY RATING: 3 stars! We liked it!! 

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