Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Book Review: Carry On Mr. Bowditch

I am trying to get Reviews done for some of the books on my Book Lists. This is one book that I think everyone should read. It gave me the same kind of inspiration as Do Hard Things did; the idea that as teens we should Get Up And Do Something!!!!

A little about the Book:

"Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero."

What I enjoyed:
Nat is the kind of guy that just does what needs to be done.
He puts his head down and works.
He studies by candlelight.
He devotes himself to languages and God's Word.
 Carry On Mr. Bowditch is the inspiration to keep going even when the going gets tough.
It reminds us that we should finish what we start and that we should not forsake our morals.
It also demonstrates that life is tough. But, GOD IS GOOD!

What I didn't like as much:
So many of Nat's family died.

Who I'd recommend this book to:
All Preteens and Teens MUST read Carry On Mr. Bowditch. He is an encouragement to young people and adults alike. 

Do you have any suggestions for books you would like to see reviewed? Suggestions for my Book Lists? Or suggestions on how to carry out Nat's character? Please comment below! Or send me a message through the contact form on the right!

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