Midwife of Borneo
My review: 4.5 of 5 stars
Midwife of Borneo is a fascinating memoir with an immediate and persistent sense of adventure. Rogerson recounts captivating stories about the trials, tribulations, dangers, and joys of missionary work. Fox helped Rogerson create a narrative from the extensive journal entries and letters that Rogerson wrote, giving each story and observation detail and authenticity despite the many years that have passed since Rogerson’s experiences in Borneo. I couldn’t help but admire this midwife of Borneo for her tenacity, honesty, and humility. Her matter-of-fact tone offers glimpses into her emotional and spiritual journey but left me wanting more. Nevertheless, I read Midwife of Borneo in one sitting (staying up until 3 AM), and thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it to fans of adventurous memoirs and biographies.
Please note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
“The East would not mean just new sights and experiences but also a change in the way I looked at and thought about things” (p.19).
“I had found my vocation, though it tested me severely at times” (p. 75).