1.10.2012

The Emancipation of Robert Sadler By Robert Sadler & Marie Chapian

This is a book, once started, you cannot put it down. It's about a young boy named Robert, who at the age of just 5 years, was sold into slavery, along with his 2 sisters. The author recounts the beatings and hardship he endured, all the while still managing to work before sunup, til after sundown. The author makes you feel like you are right there in the early 20th century setting, you can visualize how things were and see the characters.

This book is divided up into 3 parts, Slavery, Freedom & Ministry. While Slavery accounts for the biggest portion of the book, I'm sure the ministry portion can be a whole other book in itself. Mr. Sadler told about time and time again when he was down and out following God's voice, and God provided for him abundantly!
Oh the things we take for granted in day to day living. Warm water, clean clothes, food on our table, and shoes on our feet. Certainly gives you a whole new perspective on life and humility.
I would reccomend this book to anyone, saved or not. God is very real, and he allowed Mr. Sadler to survive the plantation because he had other plans for him. This is quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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