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The royal handmaid
Morris, Gilbert.
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Minneapolis : Bethany House, [2004]

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317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Book 32 in the bestselling House of Winslow series. Wealthy Rena Matthews feels called to take the gospel to the South Sea islanders. She gathers volunteers to go with her--all from the upper strata of society. When rough-looking Travis Winslow volunteers, Rena wants to refuse him, but her father insists she take him along. They set out in her father's yacht, but a storm drives them hundreds of miles off course and into a reef on a deserted island. Will they ever make it to the mission &supl;eld? Or will God bring the mission &supl;eld to them?

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Gilbert Morris, May 24, 1929 - Gilbert Morris was born on May 24, 1929 in Forrest City Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1958 from Arkansas State University. He went on to earn his Master's in English from ASU as well and eventually earned his Doctorate in English from the University of Arkansas in 1968.

After graduating from college, Morris became a pastor for a Baptist Church in Alabama. He resided there from 1955 until 1961, at which point he accepted an appointment as a professor at Ouchita Baptist University.

Morris now writes books full time, and all of his stories have a basis in Christian faith. Over the course of his career, Morris has sold millions of copies of his titles. He has been a Gold medallion finalist several times and has received five angel awards, three for the Winslow series and two for the Appomatox Series. He won the National Award for Poetry from Cloverleaf in 1978.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part 1 May-September 1935
1. A Remarkable Graduation Giftp. 15
2. Travis's Marching Ordersp. 31
3. A Clash of Willsp. 43
4. The Black Sheepp. 57
5. Under Wayp. 67
6. Halfway Homep. 83
7. "We're in God's Hands"p. 103
Part 2 September-December 1935
8. The Darkest Hourp. 121
9. Forever Is a Long Timep. 135
10. "You Must Help Her!"p. 151
11. A Lesson in Humilityp. 161
12. A Bar of Soapp. 173
Part 3 February-March 1936
13. Clothes Make the Womanp. 189
14. Despair Sets Inp. 201
15. A New Regimep. 211
16. Brute Forcep. 221
17. Survival of the Fittestp. 231
18. New Lifep. 241
Part 4 March-September 1936
19. A Group Decisionp. 251
20. First Encounterp. 259
21. Visitors to the Campp. 269
22. "I'm Gonna Let You Pray for Me"p. 279
23. A New Dayp. 297
24. Heaven's Mysteriesp. 307