10/16/2011

Kisses from Katie

A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
Katie Davis with Beth Clark
Howard Books
2011
Non-Fiction/Autobiographical/Personal Memoirs

Wow!  This book created very very mixed feelings within me.  I understand the author's (Katie) desire to be in the perfect will of God, to be exactly where He has called you to be, and doing what He has called you to do.  However as the mom of an eighteen year old, I struggled with this book, I would not want my child in a foreign country, doing the work Katie has done.  Just being totally honest here.  Thus my view of that made this book very difficult to review. 
As a person who is always seeking what God wills for my life, I had to admire Katie's complete obedience to the Lord, as a parent I struggled, and I noted that there wasn't much in this book about how her parents feel about her mission. 
Full of stories that will tug on your heart strings, you will want to scoop up all the precious children and bring them home and love them back to health.  Stories that will make you cry, laugh and rejoice that someone is making a difference in these little lives.  I had a hard time putting the book down, it was so pulling you into the stories.  I cannot imagine having to face the things that Katie faces daily, I also greatly admire her faith in God, and her willing heart to serve.
Definitely a book to read, and share with others.  264 pages US $24.00 hardback 4 stars. 
To learn more about Katie and how she is serving in Uganda check out her website www.amazima.org
or read her blog at www.kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com
This book was provided for review purposes by Howard Books, no payment was received for this review. 

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