Top 10 Tuesday — Journeys to A New Life

12 Jun

My husband and I seem to have caught the travel bug. After 33 years of marriage in which we raised 3 kids and grew a business, we are now in the position to do a little traveling. An empty nest and a wonderful staff have made it doable. But our travels are short-lived and, except for the occasional blip, very routine. Not so for those who left everything to travel to a new place and a new life. I cannot imagine the anxiety people had in stepping out into the unknown. Whether by choice, or necessity, or through force, the characters in the following books stepped out in faith in their travels. These books are both historical and contemporary, but all of them share the desire for new beginnings.

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Top Journeys to A New Life


By Boat

Anna’s Crossing by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse

The Pelican Bride by Beth White


By Train 

The Journey of Josephine Cain by Nancy Moser

Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Together Forever by Jody Hedlund



By Wagon

All Together in One Place by Jane Kirkpatrick

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers


On Foot

The Long Highway Home by Elizabeth Musser


Taxis, Buses, Planes, Boats, You Name It!

Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus by Joyce Magnin

The Heart Between Us by Lindsey Harrel


Have you ever taken a journey of faith?



4 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Journeys to A New Life”

  1. Paula Shreckhise June 12, 2018 at 6:21 am #

    Many times. As a newlywed in the early 70’s, I travelled alone, all the way from Chicago to Guam to meet my hubby who was stationed there in the Navy. Along the way God led us to move many times, often stepping out in faith. We went to N. Dakota to Bible College and hubby pastored 75 miles north of Green Bay. When he went to try out there, they didn’t even have a parsonage. We spent eleven years there and added two children to our family of four. Then God led us to Missouri for more schooling. We eventually stayed in St. Louis for twenty years. We retired downstate three years ago. Still living by faith and relying on God. We are not rich except with His blessings.

    • rbclibrary June 12, 2018 at 6:23 am #

      Thanks for sharing part of your faith and life journey. I love to hear stories like yours.

  2. Carrie June 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    i love love love your take on this topic this week!!

    • rbclibrary June 17, 2018 at 6:21 am #

      Thanks, Carrie! 🙂

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