Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Thoughts On "Kisses from Katie"

Source:  Goodreads

From the back cover...
What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother's heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn't even speak the language?  A passion to follow Jesus.  Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out.  She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them.  Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.  Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda.  You'll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust.  Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.


Katie is so honest and real that I could not help but be moved, yet she takes none of the credit.  She blindly and faithfully follows the will of  God for her life, and it makes me examine my own life.  Am I being the person God wants me to be?

To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement.  To say that it has opened my eyes just doesn't cover it.   You would not think that a book filled with such horrors and sadness could be so inspirational, but it is.  It is because it is filled with faith, hope and redemption, and Christ's love flies off its pages!

I would recommend this book to anyone.  In fact I consider it a must read.  Thanks to Dee and Kristin for the book recommendation!!!