My Seventh Monsoon: A Himalayan Journey Of Faith And Mission

My Seventh Monsoon: A Himalayan Journey Of Faith And Mission

Naomi Reed / Jan 26, 2020

My Seventh Monsoon A Himalayan Journey Of Faith And Mission The seventh monsoon was the hardest of them all I sat on the back porch of our Himalayan home and stared as the rain streamed down all around me I had never felt so hemmed in by the constant rain by

  • Title: My Seventh Monsoon: A Himalayan Journey Of Faith And Mission
  • Author: Naomi Reed
  • ISBN: 9780980345827
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • The seventh monsoon was the hardest of them all I sat on the back porch of our Himalayan home and stared as the rain streamed down all around me I had never felt so hemmed in by the constant rain, by the effects of the civil war and by the demands of home school As I sat there and listened to the pounding on our tin roof, I wondered whether I would make it through I The seventh monsoon was the hardest of them all I sat on the back porch of our Himalayan home and stared as the rain streamed down all around me I had never felt so hemmed in by the constant rain, by the effects of the civil war and by the demands of home school As I sat there and listened to the pounding on our tin roof, I wondered whether I would make it through I wondered whether I would cope with another 120 days of rain And in doing so, I began to long for another season From the view point of her seventh monsoon, Naomi Reed takes time to look back on the seasons of her life As she does so, she shares with us her journey of faith and mission and reveals poignant truths about God and the way He works His purposes in our lives through seasons.

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      • Naomi Reed

        Naomi Reed is a Christian writer and speaker who grew up in Sydney and studied physiotherapy with her husband Darren After working at Sydney hospitals, they spent six years serving in Nepal with the International Nepal Fellowship During this time, Naomi worked at Green Pastures Leprosy Hospital and enjoyed fellowship at their local Nepali church She also home schooled their three sons and struggled through seven monsoons At one point, fearing she may not make it through another 120 days of rain, she began to write The months of typing by candlelight helped her to see God s purposes through different seasons and somewhat surprisingly became her first book, My Seventh Monsoon Back in Australia, My Seventh Monsoon was warmly received and Naomi continued writing firstly the sequel, No Ordinary View which won the ACBOY award, 2009 and Over My Shoulder a look at the impact of personality on cross cultural mission.


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    1. Such an inspiring book because it tells it like it is - the excitement of going overseas and the miraculous way that unfolded to the challenges of life in a third world country to utter heartbreak and finding everything upended. And through it all is the celebration of the seasons that God places us in. That there are seasons of fear, of grief, of confusion, of thanks, of inadequacy, of longingsNaomi takes us through them all in her life. We grieve with her, we marvel with her and overall we fee [...]


    2. There is so much in this book - lessons taken from living in a different country, from life's challenges, from adjusting to different life stages. Each chapter is written as a season. I love reading about life in other cultures and really enjoyed the description of life in Nepal. I would have loved to have read even more about this. Throughout the book, we read of the strong faith of this family, and the mighty hand of God at work in their lives in every area. I've read both of Naomi's books and [...]


    3. This book won second prize for Australia Christian Book of the Year for 2008. Two three year terms in Nepal separated by an unexpected ten year interlude in Australia provide the backdrop for Naomi Reed's contemplation of the various seasons of her life and what God has revealed of Himself in each one. She concludes, "For I know that every type of season will serve God's design for me. I hold out my hands in anticipation May we all."Yes! May I.


    4. Honest and Transparent are two adjectives I would use to describe this autobiography of a very ordinary woman and her husband and fellow physiotherapist's journey to Nepal to use their gifts and abilities to share the great love God has for the Nepali people in sending Jesus in both word and action. She shares her inner struggles as she goes through different "Seasons" Of her life both in Nepal and in her home country of Australia. I really enjoyed it and was challenged by their courage.


    5. This is a fantastic book: a gripping read and a wonderful meditation on the work and heart of God. Naomi has some crazy stories to tell, but she has a gift for generalising her own experiences into truths we can all understand and benefit from.


    6. A down to earth missionary autobiography. Naomi Reed tells her story as a series of different seasons, which made me think about where I've been and where I'm at now. Also nice to read a biography of a normal person who isn't a "famous hero of the faith"!


    7. I really enjoyed this book. I could identify with many of the author's seasons - of preparation, inadequacy, adjustment, confusion, distraction, challenge and so on. Some I feel myself going through currently, others I recognise I've passed through previously. I love it when books can make me involuntarily laugh or groan aloud (although that can be difficult if I'm in a public place!) and this one certainly did that.The descriptions of life in India and Nepal resonated with me - although my time [...]


    8. Faith and mission stories can be difficult to read - but Naomi Reed's story as an Australian making a decision to live and work in rural Nepal, one of the ten poorest nations in the world. Naomi describes the various seasons in her life - including seasons of preparation, inadequacy, adjustment, enrichment and thanks.Naomi has a chatty easy informal style that conveys a lot of wisdom in her reflections on the seasons of life that God has brought her through. She asks"In this season right now, th [...]


    9. Always drawn to travel related books, I picked this one up for just $2.00 in a local Op Shop. Two physiotherapist (a married couple) are looking for meaning in their life. They decide to offer their skills in Nepal where physio's are in very short supply. Reed's takes us on a journey through the homes, communities and hospitals of that country and her comparisons with life and the health system in Sydney show just how good we have it in the west. I was in awe of the determination, resilience and [...]


    10. Having been to Nepal 3 times & witnessed the struggles & initiatives of this wonderful race of people I found Naomi's book both interesting looking through someone else's eyes & very challenging, all the time wondering if I would be 'up for it' if God was to call me to do similar. People's faith & God's provision are always an inspiration to me in my own journey of life.


    11. A beautiful honest look at life as a missionary in The Himalayas with a season that had it's own struggles in Australia. Encouraging and inspirational.


    12. Missionary biographies can be incredibly challenging and moving - and this one certainly is. A wonderful insight into life in Nepal, and a bumpy journey travelled by a warm and Godly woman.


    13. Such an encouraging book. It is always incredible to see how God works in our life. He never ceases to fulfill His promises although oftentimes we may forget it. I was given this book as a gift from one of my bible study members, quite unexpectedly, because we were able to choose what we wanted to get through the game, and I wanted something else! :)But then, when I got home from that evening I was very keen to dig into this book straight away.While reading it, I honestly don't know how many tim [...]


    14. My Seventh Monsoon, is a reflection on the different seasons of Naomi Reed's life as a missionary with her husband and sons in Nepal. It is framed by the concept that 'there is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the sun' from the book of Ecclesiastes. She writes with poignancy of lessons that were only possible to learn during seasons of longing, grief, enrichment, confusion, fear and challenge. Naomi details the transition from a comfortable life working with her husband a [...]


    15. Just loved this book, so interesting and inspiring made so much better now that I have actually met Naomi. Not so sure about the title, "My Seventh Monsoon", it was hardly mentioned.I will definitely be reading more of Naomi's books.


    16. I love this biography by Naomi Reed, she encapsulates how god uses seasons within each of our lives by sharing her own journey in Nepal and the times in between. A well written book and a great read.


    17. I enjoyed Naomi Reed's book, My Seventh Monsoon, very much. The book is her autobiographical account of her two trips to Nepal as a missionary with her husband and also the intervening years back in Australia.Naomi has arranged her material by using the idea of 'seasons' from Ecclesiastes 3. I found this to be a helpful way of understanding the events and emotions that she was experiencing at different times of her life. Naomi's writing has an honestly and clarity about it that makes it engaging [...]


    18. Really enjoyed getting to peer inside the heart and mind of Naomi as God led her through the various seasons of preparation, inadequacy, adjustment, enrichment, expectations, longing, life, grief, confusion, closure, newness, fear, distraction, challenge, and thanks -- from Sydney to Khammam, India to Pokhara, Nepal; back to Sydney and the Blue Mountains; and back to Nepal.Stand-out theological thoughts and applications: - God's grace sufficient through our weaknesses- risk-taking for God


    19. Naomi tells the story of her first seven monsoons from the perspective of seasons (a time to sow, a time to reap etc). She tells the story well, offering insight into the way we relate to God through different seasons and how those different ways aren't necessarily wrong. Aside from that, this was an informative read about life in Nepal.


    20. This is the second time I've read this book. Loved the honesty and also the descriptions of cultures. Loved also to be reminded of Aussie culture from the outside. I would have loved to see a discussion guide with this book - perhaps it could be a free download off a website? So many issues raised it would have been good to discuss.




    21. Loved this. So many shared truths and insightful observations. Identified so much despite never being a full time missionary myself.




    22. Inspiring and challenging. Loved it, it ministered to my soul and taught me about seasons in life, especially the waiting ones.




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