Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
A minister takes his wife and four daughters to Congo to be missionaries at a time of political upheaval in the country. He's terribly ineffective as a minister, husband, and father. The book is told ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bsiemens - LibraryThing
"Deep calls out to deep ...", Psalms 42:7. Many passages from the Bible (including the Apocrypha) are quoted in The Poisonwood Bible to give insight into the characters and their thoughts. I don't ... Read full review