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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
Quite a while ago while on a shopping spree I was looking for DVDs for our children and was browsing because there seemed to be a lot of our favourites on sale.
I was really happy to find The Inn of The Sixth Happiness after hearing about it from a friend. This is based on the book The Small Woman which is itself based on the life of Gladys Aylward a missionary to China.
Well it stayed in our cupboard unopened even until last week when we were in our Quarantine status.
While most of the family were in a state of sleep and recovery I asked Autumn if she would like to watch it with me as no one before had seemed that interested. I can always rely on Autumn to watch interesting things with me.
I was really impressed with the movie and was really pleased we had spent the time together watching it. As some of our other family members recovered a bit they too came and watched the remaining parts of the movie.
Now as I was thinking a bout the movie I was pretty sure we had a book about Gladys Aylwood and after scouring our shelves I found the copy we own.
Never Say Die. The Story of Gladys Aylwood
Now mostly I really like these younger reader books about missionaries. We have quite a few in this series but honestly after reading it, I found it rather dry and abbreviated.
I believe if you would like to share the story of Gladys Aylwood with your children the DVD gives a much more thorough and interesting story than the above book.
Having said that I do not know how it compares with the original Small Woman book as we do not own it. I will be investigating it though when we can get it from the library.
As a bit of a teaser if you haven't seen The Inn of The Sixth Happiness here is an old trailer I found on line for you to enjoy.
Blessings to you and your homes,