By Searching has ratings and 64 reviews. Natalie said: Remarkably honest first person Kuhn details her change from skeptic to Christ. By Searching has 62 ratings and 8 reviews. Lance said: J.B. Phillips paraphrases Hebrews ,3, Let us not lay over and over again the foundation truths. Isobel Selina Miller Kuhn, born Isobel Selina Miller, aka, “Belle” (December 17, – March .. By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt Into Faith.

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Preview — By Searching by Isobel Kuhn. Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that decision. Her search ended, and He gave her a whole new life of fruitful missionary service kkuhn China.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about By Searchingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. May 29, Lance Towers rated it liked it Shelves: Phillips paraphrases Hebrews 6: InIsobel traveled to China to serve among the Lisu people. The hallmark of her life was searching out the knowledge of an infinite God. This book is the story of the first 26 years of that life.

Sep 21, Eric Wright rated it really liked it Shelves: A selection for our church book club. It is a classic example of missionary biography without being unrealistic. She faces squarely her challenges to faith, to commitment, to trust in God for provision, and for all the patience that is involved in preparing for missions and finally going. A b A selection for our church book club.

Jun 24, Stanley Jebb rated it it was amazing. This must be the third time I have read this inspiring book. Apr 21, Jeff Shelnutt rated it really liked it Shelves: Isobel Kuhn and her husband John served as missionaries in south-west China. Ministering among the Lisu people, they continued the work begun by pioneer missionary, James Fraser. And the four Gospels are accepted as Isobel Kuhn and her husband John served as missionaries in south-west China.

And the four Gospels are accepted as a more or less authentic record of His teachings. And now began a life at two levels. An outer level of study, worldly gaiety and pride, and an inner level of watching, seeking after Godif there was a God; I always added that. One Sunday afternoon ina twenty-year old Kuhn was persuaded to attend a Bible class.


I liked his quiet, refined manner of speech. He was speaking that day on the Temptation of Christ, and as he went on to give his message, he also very frankly pointed out the liberal interpretation of that passage. Without any belligerent dogmatism, he courteously but deftly refuted their arguments.

I saw clearly that he was a scholar who knew both sides of the argument. Here was a real gentleman who would never stoop to nasty remarks about an opponent. And, watching the quiet radiance of his face, I instinctively knew that here was a man who had personal experience with God.

Every Sunday after found Kuhn back at the Bible study. And so, my head still befogged by the Mists of the Flats, my Feet were once more planted on the High Way; prepared to climb, and my face steadfastly turned Godwards.

After graduating college and accepting a job as an elementary school teacher, Kuhn quickly realized she was not cut out for spending day after day nurturing eight-year olds. But the Lord provided an opportunity for her to attend a Bible conference in Washington state. It was here she first seriously considered a call to missions. When finally she gave a challenge to those who would surrender for foreign service, If He called, I put my hand up It was not a question if I wanted to go. I was no longer my own.

But then I had no clear indication it was the foreign field He wanted… The following year found her once again at the same conference. The key speaker was James Fraser who spent the week sharing about his experiences among the Lisu. The last night he said he needed more missionariesyoung men of consecration willing for the privations and loneliness such a life entailed.

Down in my seat in the side aisle my heart thrilled with love for the Lisu people. I dared not name it a callbut I believe that time has proved it was. Fraser to spend a week at their family home before he returned to China. I believe now that he did it deliberately to sift me. If I was truly called of God, I would not be discouraged by plain talk of the cost His blue-grey eyes brooding over the sunny, sparkling ocean, he seemed talking to himself. In the quiet of contemplation, as now, they seemed to understand all the sorrows and loneliness that a human heart can know.

Acquainted with griefthey were sad eyes; knowing the victory possible, they were steadfast and patient.

It was then off to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where Kuhn believed the Lord would prepare her for the mission field. In this sprawling metropolis and the various environments and opportunities it offered, she learned how to share the gospel and to trust the Lord to meet her financial needs. Both of these lessons would prove invaluable for the twenty-two years she would spend in China. The book concludes with Kuhn leaving the port on a ship bound for China. It was there she would marry, raise a family, and live among the Lisu to whom she had felt so strongly drawn.


Jan 01, Susie rated it it was amazing. I’ve enjoyed all of her books so far.

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This would be a great read for anyone but espcially for a struggling college students or young adults. Anyone who searchhing struggling with his or her faith can find hope and encouragement through the experiences of Isobel Kuhn. Feb 04, Helen Griffin isobep it it was amazing Shelves: Isobel is a wonderful example of someone overcoming adversity, including her own personal battles, to finally achieve going to China to be a missionary. A jsobel honest and encouraging account of her own life story.

Apr 10, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: I should read more Christian biographies – this was great. Aug 26, Kim Graham rated it it was amazing. Bekah rated it it was iwobel Feb 02, Sheryn Hodges rated it really liked it Jul 08, Naomi rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Rebecca Young rated it it was amazing Feb iosbel, Caitlin Carter rated it really liked it Mar 15, Emma rated it it was amazing May 25, Tamara rated it liked it Feb 09, Ann rated it liked it May 28, Bethany rated it really liked it Dec 13, Lisa rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Rebecca Collins rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Janelle rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Lynn Hotalen rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Yin rated it it was amazing Jul 20, John Buchanan rated it liked it May 12, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Amy rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Christopher Schrock rated it it was amazing Mar 09, sdarching Rose Stubblefield rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Brian-Heather Yost rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Colleen Miller Harper rated it it was amazing Mar 22, Payton Stitzer rated it really liked it Aug 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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