Covenant Protestant Reformed Church
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by Gertrude Hoeksema

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"No one seemed to know how to give her lessons in Bible history, nor to teach spiritual realities to a girl who seemed quite retarded and who was both deaf and mute" (p. 19).  Such is the dilemma which Gertrude Hoeksema faced when she was asked to teach Lori Holstege, a twenty year old, deaf-mute, mentally retarded diabetic.  How much could such a girl understand; would she be able to grasp concepts such as sin, grace and salvation?   Yet, God is sovereign in His grace and He can make a girl, who cannot hear the earthly sounds around her, hear the heavenly voice of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd.

Read the touching tale of how Mrs. Hoeksema (wife of Prof. Homer Hoeksema) meets Lori, how Lori learns New Testament history, Old Testament history and the Heidelberg Catechism until she makes public confession of faith before Byron Center Protestant Reformed Church on her twenty second birthday.  Learn how Lori and Mrs. Hoeksema overcome the obstacles to her participating in public worship.  Observe how she reacts with a mixture of astonishment, joy and simple childlike faith at each new discovery from God's Word.  Be moved at the hardships she faces during her short life.   Rejoice with her and her church as she confesses her faith before the elders and the congregation and partakes of the Lord's Supper.

"Who then can be saved? ... With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible" (Mark 10:26-27).

This book was reviewed in the Standard Bearer.  Click here to read this review.