Once again, authors Janet and Geoff Benge hook the reader straight off with an action-packed slice of life. Their book, Betty Greene: Wings to Serve, another biography in the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series, focuses on the life and adventures of Betty Greene.
Betty Greene served her country during World War II as a WASP pilot, a select group of females trained to fly military aircraft. The book details many close calls, dangers, challenges, and obstacles faced by Betty during this time. But it doesn’t stop there, because Betty had a dream—to use her skills as a pilot to serve God. As the war drew to a close, Betty worked with other Christians to help found the Mission Aviation Fellowship. Today, MAF is a global ministry that helps support missionary efforts. It operates over eighty aircrafts in nineteen countries.
What I Dislike: I didn't think the book had an eye-catching cover. However, I liked everything else about it.
Overall Rating: Excellent
Age Appeal: 9-12, but I think it is appropriate for people of all ages.
Publisher Info: YWAM Publishing, 1999; ISBN: 978-1576581520; Paperback, 195 pages, $8.99
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