Ayako Miura shares her amazing journey from nihilism to Christianity in her autobiography ‘The Wind is Howling: The Autobiography of a Japanese Novelist.’
Following the days of a pre-war Japan, Mrs. Miura takes us on a journey from when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis, an engagement that ended, and her friendship with a fellow patient who showed her the love of Christ. From their conversations and meanderings, she learns about the Bible, faith, and that her life has a purpose after all. We also see the glimpses into her early days of writing and how her life as a hospital patient shaped how she saw the world.
The translation that I read beautifully captured Ayako Miuro’s passionate story about her life, her love, and how she journeyed into becoming a follower of Christ. It was something that happened thanks to persistent on the part of a good friend and showing her the love of God.
The autobiography aspect makes the incredible story even more personal. You hear her perspectives, her family life, and how hopeless her life seemed after her crushing diagnosis and frequent visits to hospitals. It is a beautifully written life story of a woman who has changed lives in Japan for the better through her works.
This book was on part one of my 2021 reading list.
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