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God, My Rock: Faith Adventures of a Missionary Mom Paperback Book

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Through her poems, letters and journal excerpts, author Carol Nordman tells the true story of living abroad as she steps into God's calling and gives up "the good life" to become a missionary.

In God, My Rock, she illustrates God's promises, goodness, and faithfulness and tells how she; her husband, Vance; and eventually their children encounter and overcome the secret police, political instability, economic collapse, events of the last days of the Cold War, illness, and giving birth in a foreign hospital among other challenges. Nordman provides glimpses of her day-to-day life raising and traveling with three children on the mission field in Turkey, Egypt, the Philippines, Russia, Europe, and Japan.

This memoir chronicles the family's surprising cultural adjustments, both abroad and upon returning to the United States. The stories span Nordman's life from finding God in her teenage years, being a UCLA student and serving as a single missionary for five years before marrying at the age of twenty-six. She shares the great adventure of following God's call and watching him work powerfully to bring people into his kingdom by personally knowing his son, Jesus.


Carol Nordman was involved with Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru) as a student at UCLA and served five years while single. After marrying Vance, they worked with Cru for two years among college students in the United States and fourteen years training national missionaries abroad. The couple then spent twenty-four years with the Jesus Film Project, a ministry of Cru. The Nordmans have three children and five grandchildren and live in Southern California.

Product details

  • Paperback: 404 pages
  • Publisher: Westbow Press (June 10, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1973691884
  • ISBN-13: 978-1973691884
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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    God, My Rock

    Posted by Randy Ray on Sep 7th 2020

    A wonderful read! The subtitled, Faith Adventures of a Missionary Mom, is an accurate description of what the author, Carol Nordman, has experienced in life. This book is filled with many thought-provoking and entertaining short stories revealing how God's often hidden plan makes perfect sense looking back. I highly recommend this true accounting of how God's provision, protection and promises were made manifest in the life of the author, Carol Nordman.