“I could drink any man under the table, I was a chain-smoker and I was always hanging around with these communist friends…” admitted Pamela Reeve, subject and co-author of Romance of a Protestant Nun: One Woman Surprised by Love.
Pam Reeve, beloved and fun-loving Dean of Women at Multnomah School of the Bible (now Multnomah University) in Portland, Oregon for 49 years, drew from her pool-playing days to urge us girls to “let God call the shots.” I remember she loved Bill Gaither’s song “Something beautiful, something good/All my confusion He understood
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife/But he made something beautiful of my life.”
He certainly did, although to Pam’s initial shock and sorrow, God called her to remain single all her life. Mercifully He did not tell her ahead of time that she would live 97 years! She ended up falling in love with Jesus Christ, her bridegroom, and is finally enjoying “the fullness of joy in His presence and eternal pleasures at His right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)
Her biography is just out with Wipf and Stock (Eugene, Oregon). You can buy Romance on Amazon and Kindle, Barnes & Noble, or WipfAndStock.com (at a 20% discount for either paperback or their own epub version). List prices are $23 for paperback, $9.99 for Kindle (through Amazon.com), and $50 for hardback–
–but co-author Linda Wright says readers of this blog can get your best price through her! Save $10 by writing a check for $16 ($13 plus $3 shipping) and mail it to Linda Wright, 13110 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97233.
The book makes a nice gift and includes discussion questions for classes and groups.
I’ve ordered mine.