Catherine Marshall Kellie Martin / Jul 14, 2020
Christy Christy Huddleston left home at to teach school in the Smokey Mountains There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride their dark superstitions their terrible po
  • Title: Christy
  • Author: Catherine Marshall Kellie Martin
  • ISBN: 9781598597455
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Christy Huddleston left home at 19 to teach school in the Smokey Mountains There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, their yearning for beauty and truth Christy found her faith severely challenged in these primitive surroundings and, confronted with two young men of unique strengthChristy Huddleston left home at 19 to teach school in the Smokey Mountains There she came to know and love the wild mountain people with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, their yearning for beauty and truth Christy found her faith severely challenged in these primitive surroundings and, confronted with two young men of unique strength and needs, she found her own growing yearnings challenged by love.
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      • Catherine Marshall Kellie Martin

        Marshall was born in Johnson City, Tennessee 1 2 She was the daughter of the Reverend John Ambrose Wood and Leonora Whitaker Wood 1 From the age of nine until her graduation from high school, Marshall was raised in Keyser, West Virginia, 1 where her father served as pastor of a Presbyterian church from 1924 to 1942 1 While a junior at Agnes Scott College, she met Peter Marshall, marrying him in 1936 1 The couple moved to Washington, DC, where her husband served as pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and Chaplain of the United States Senate.In 1940, Marshall contracted tuberculosis, 1 for which at that time there was no antibiotic treatment She spent nearly three years recovering from the illness 1 Her husband died in 1949 of a heart attack, leaving her to care for their 9 year old son, Peter John Marshall He later also became a minister and author.Marshall wrote a biography of her husband, A Man Called Peter, published in 1951 It became a nationwide success and was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 1955 Her success encouraged her to keep writing.Marshall wrote or edited than 30 books, which have sold over 16 million copies citation needed They include edited collections of Peter Marshall s sermons and prayers, and her own inspirational writings Her most successful books were A Man Called Peter 1951 and her novel, Christy 1967 , which was inspired by the story of her mother s time in the mountains teaching the impoverished children of Appalachia Christy was adapted as a CBS television series, starring Kellie Martin, beginning in 1994.In 1959, Marshall married Leonard LeSourd, 1 who was the editor of Guideposts Magazine for 28 years Together they founded a book imprint, Chosen Books citation needed They had three children, Linda, Chester and Jeffery 3 Marshall died on March 18, 1983 at the age of 68 She was buried alongside her first husband.


    1. Beautiful, beautiful I am so glad I read it, and I heartily recommend it to anyone and everyone who wants a deep and wondrous read Featuring a man calling his wife and son twitter witted.Thanks for reading

    2. This warm and heartfelt novel is Catherine Marshall s loving tribute to her mother Lenora Woods journey to Cutter Gap, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, to teach its children shortly after the turn of the century The effect it had on her mother s life and faith is captured with warmth and beauty in this fine audio book It is made all the special because it is read by Kellie Martin, who starred in the two hour television adaptation, and the series that followed.It is rare when an audio book i [...]

    3. Okay so I have read this book about 10 times, most recently 2008 It is about a young women who heads to the mountains to become a school teacher and the challenges she faces There are two hunky guys she flirts with, too This book does have religious tones while Christy questions and figures out what she believes I think this book rings so true to me because I read it at an age when I was asking the same type of questions I still enjoy the beauty of the story after repeat readings This may be my [...]

    4. For anyone who says that reading fiction is not as edifying and worthwhile as reading a non fiction book, I say, Have you read Christy I mourn that Catherine Marshall wasn t around in my lifetime, but I feel so utterly blessed that she poured her heart and soul and love into this eternal story There are moments of true wisdom tucked away in this biographical novel than in any other book I ve read outside of The Book and it s all nestled effortlessly in a touching, gripping, fascinating, and bea [...]

    5. This was the book that spawned adult reading for me My mom read it aloud on a car trip to the Smokey Mountains The characters are engaging and could walk off the page Truly the first experience I had with characters that i would recognize if they walked into the room.Fifteen years later, this book remains the only book I ve ever read that still holds all it s charm and wonder with each reread I make a piont to reread it at least every two years Cutter Gap and it s people are very much alive in C [...]

    6. Beautiful, beautiful book I absolutely loved the descriptions of the Smoky Mt area and the people It was wonderful to know of their heritage and what contributed to their stubborness, their clan loyalty and their work ethic Marshall is such a GOOD storyteller The characters and conflicts were so real The school children were a delight to read about I can t even begin to understand how she handled 70 kids in a one room school Amazing It s no surprise people fell in love with Christy I certainly [...]

    7. Is this the end Why isn t there This was my first time reading Christy by Catherine Marshall and I loved it Why didn t I read it sooner My only complaint is that the book ended More thoughts to come, potentially.Now, onto Julie

    8. What a delight to reread this favorite book from my adolescence as we celebrate its 50th anniversary When I first read this book as a young teenager, I fell in love with the characters, the setting, and the call to be a teacher This was Christian fiction before the distinction became part of our vocabulary Reading it as an adult, I fell in love with it all over again This time though, I bring a new set of life experiences and heartbreaks and joys to the table and in that way the story came alive [...]

    9. Some books grab you by the heart and never let you go For me, there are three Gone With the Wind, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and then Christy I try to annually read each, although in recent years with a new marriage, new college focus, and cross country move , I have failed in that effort.This year, I decided to rectify that situation, and I am ever so glad that I did, especially with this particular novel.I first read it as a teenager, and it captured my soul then I loved the idea o [...]

    10. I was skeptical of this book at first, however, I am so glad that I stuck with it I reached a point where I didn t want to put it down yes, I did stay up all hours reading it This book entails a young woman s sudden decision to travel to the poverty striken Applachain Mountains and become a school teacher Her lifestyle dramatically changes from a normal, safe, and predictable life to one with primitive accomodations no electricity, telephones, plumbing , surrounded with filth, disease, and the d [...]

    11. This is such a delightful book My mom, sister and I used to love watching historicals together when we were younger, and I remember watching this when it was made into a miniseries The book is even better, giving a great glimpse of the poverty and lack of opportunity in Appalachia back in the early 1900 s when young Christy Huddleston goes into the Smoky Mountains to become a schoolteacher Such memorable characters and just a great all around read 4.5 5 stars.

    12. 3.5 stars.I liked this story having seen the tv show first, then read the book once I was old enough, I found it a very accurate, picture of the place and time Be forewarned, it can come across as depressing, and in my humble opinion, the story line was better in the tv series There was a bit of graphic material and depressing things in this movie as well as one or two scenes that were a bit out of place and inappropriate recommended for 16 because of mature content.

    13. This was definitely a comfort read or rather a reread for me It is a Christian based historical fiction set in the Tennessee mountains around 1912 Christy Huddleston is a young teacher who leaves the comfort of her Asheville, NC home to minister to and teach the children of a cove set deep within Appalachia I first read this as a teen soon after it was published, reread it in the 80s when a TV series which I loved aired based on the book and now reread once again with great fondness for the char [...]

    14. I am not normally a fan of evangelical novels, but Christy is an exception The titular heroine is an idealistic young girl in the 19th century who finds herself moved to volunteer as a teacher in an impoverished Appalachian town Christy struggles to understand her pupils, their insular mountain culture, and ultimately her own faith and what it means to her Unlike many evangelical novels, faith is not the character s sole concern Christy spends plenty of time worrying about how to get new books f [...]

    15. Reviewed at The Power of Words bit 2krAJm5To say that Christy is a classic is true, but that really doesn t do it justice Christy is a masterpiece in which lyrical writing, vivid setting, and complex characters come together in a beautifully fascinating and compelling story that s worth reading again and again just as relevant today as when it was first written The best books are life changing, and that s the impact it had on me when first reading it as a teen But now, reading it again through t [...]

    16. Interestingly, I did not like the ending of this book as a teen, but I found it very moving as an adult It reminds me of the ending of Montgomery s Rilla of Ingleside Not very many authors risk stopping a story on the up side of a climax, but Marshall employs the technique beautifully here She left me with an appetite for rather than filling my tummy with a glut of resolutions, and I m old enough now to realize that the former is sometimes much satisfying than the latter Here s to maturity

    17. I vow here and now to read this with each of my daughters when they are 18 or 19 years old and any of their friends that want to read along and discuss it with us There was so much in Christy that resonated in me Being that I am from Tennessee and generations of my family were from there, most never leaving the state and many living in and traveling through the mountains and regions nearby where this story took place obviously played a role in my enthrallment Catherine Marshall described the bea [...]

    18. I was an avid reader as a child and still remember picking up my aunt s copy of Christy on her bookshelf I don t remember the thickness of the book, or how old I was, but I do remember reading the book to the end and feeling slightly disappointed at how the romance ended it wasn t clear enough or passionate enough to my childish mind I remember taking the book to my mom, showing her the end, and asking her Does this mean that she marries _____ And Mom, bless her heart, not having read the book, [...]

    19. I absolutely loved this book The romance aspect of it was magnificently done, although the exciting, albeit large, book ended way to soon David and Dr McNeil were great, but also horrible For older readers, this is perfectly fine, in my opinion but for younger readers, the description of sexual affairs is probably not appropriate It certainly didn t take away anything for me, though.

    20. I knew deep down that I would love this book, so why did it take me so long to get around to reading it I don t know, maybe the length, but well worth the read This book ranks right up there with Anne of Green Gables and the Little House books in my opinion, although geared for adults than a young audience This is a beautiful story of a 19 year old girl who leaves home to teach in a mission school in the Smokey Mountains It has all the elements that a wonderful story should have Joy, sadness, d [...]

    21. This was interesting I did read the whole thing, but when I was getting to the end I was starting to think, Is this worth the time I have spent on it It was overall an uplifting story Probably my favorite aspect was the peek into life in a small Tennessee Mountain town at the turn of last century I couldn t help but wonder if that s how some Arkansas towns were, too I did like the ending.That said, there was much that I disliked about this book It seemed very dated, like I was watching a 70s mov [...]

    22. This is probably the seventh or eighth time I ve read this book One of my all time favorites Gritty, Appalachian tragedy and glorious redemption Lyrics of mountain music thrown in everywhere Love it.

    23. When I think of timeless classics, I think of books like this This book, this amazingly written, profoundly captivating novel of a young woman who seeks to help the children of a small Tennessee town Growing up, I remember watching Christy on TV with my mom We would snuggle on the couch and watch as Kellie Martin and Tyne Daly would take over our TV It was a wonderful show, and the book was just as wonderful Ms Marshall s story of young Christy Huddleston is based on true life I loved the attent [...]

    24. I read Christy in two days Not only was it a beautifully written and timeless narrative of Appalachian culture it was also a most refreshing romance The most surprising and unique aspect of the story was Christy falling in love while being unaware of it happening she had never felt like this before She thought she knew what love was from her relationship with her love interest for most of the book but towards the end, she discovered what Love was With mountain expressions like, But that way is s [...]

    25. Christy is a beautiful book that illustrates quality morals and character building traits This book is now considered by most a vintage classic, especially in the Christian community Due to some of the content, I recommend it for high school students and adults.In 1912, Christy Huddleston is a courageous 19 year old, daring to shed her high society life to become a schoolteacher in a little community set among the Appalachian Mountains The rugged little village of Cutter Gap is quite different t [...]

    26. Warning I do not recommend this book for anyone under the age of 15 due to some of the subject matter.Recommend for Young adults, Homeschoolers, Those looking for faith building and faith challenging fiction.There are very few books that are life changing For me, this is one of the few.When I first read Catherine Marshall s Christy, I was fifteen, the youngest age my mom would let us read it at I was captured at once by the plight of the mountain people, and cheered as Christy worked so hard to [...]

    27. The one very minor thing I didn t like about the book was the ending I m a bit of a romantic so I would liked to have seen the ending drawn out a little , to see of Christy s and Dr MacNeill s acknowledgment of love to each other But that didn t detract from my overall view of the book.This story was set in the backwoods of The Smokey Mountains along the Tennessee North Carolina border in the early part of the 20th century But I dare say if you were dropped into the location today it would look [...]

    28. Cleanliness Towards the end of Chapter 7 pg 102 , it mentions that a little girl was beaten over and over by her mother s lover,brutally raped and as a result, died the next day It references it again, later down the page and again two pages later Chapter 33 is a woman explaining about how a man who came into her Quaker community seduced and raped her It is detailed and graphic enough that I recommend reading it first in order to determine if you want your children reading it A few pages into Ch [...]

    29. I l l l love this book Christy is about growth, and it is very well illustrated in this book again I wish I could tell you better This book is beautiful That is all there is to it SM below are my current thoughts on Christy two years later from the stuff above This book was really fun to read with Lark, and good timing for myself I got to know the characters so much better this go round, and appreciate them even Now if you look at my copy there is a comfortable amount of underlines and folded [...]

    30. I ve never been pleasantly surprised by a book in my life Somehow probably from judging the super cheesy cover I thought this would be weak and blech But who knew there was interesting faith dynamics and a LOVE TRIANGLE Anyway, a good read Now I know what it sold like corn pone.

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