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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Man on a Mission: The David Hilmers Story by Rick Houston and Dr. David Hilmers (Review)

Man on a Mission: The David Hilmers Story

By Rick Houston and Dr. David Hilmers (received for review purposes)   

Genre- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 144

Age Group- Tweens (ages 9-12)

Description of book- paperback, list price $6.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-73613-4

David Hilmers grew up in Iowa.  It was through his faith in God that he became an astronaut and then a missionary doctor.  No matter what was happening with his life he would put his plans on hold if he knew God wanted him to do something else.

There are pictures documenting his life from his childhood to his space shuttle flight on the STS-26 Discovery.

About the author- Rick Houston interviewed Dr. Hilmers while writing a book about the space shuttle program and they wrote the book together.  Houston has written five books.

My thoughts- Man on a Mission: The David Hilmers Story, by Dr. David Hilmers and Rick Houston was an excellent book.  I could understand how God was always working in David Hilmer’s life.  He would always understand that if something didn’t work out that it was God’s will and he would move on and not let it bother him.

There were so many good Godly character traits that were written about in this book.  Two of my favorite traits were being a good steward and spending time wisely.  I also was please at how he took his father’s work ethic so seriously and applied it to his life.

It was exciting to read about his life as an astronaut and a missionary doctor.  Tweens are really going to enjoy learning about a person whose life has been dedicated to God.  I highly recommend this readable book.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Man on a Mission: The David Hilmers Story by Rick Houston and Dr. David Hilmers for free from DJC Communications.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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