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“WOW! This book has rocked my comfortable Christian world. Katie Davis felt called by God to go to Africa by the time she was 16. By winter break of her senior year she and her mother went to Uganda to spend three weeks volunteering in an orphanage. After high school she returned to Uganda as a kindergarten teacher for what she promised her parents would be one year before she would return and go to college. That year changed Katie's life. She knew God called her simply to love others, especially the children, most of whom lived in poverty and far too many of whom were being raised by elderly or infirm relatives, or were trying to raise themselves. And love them she does. She believes God's promises in a living, daily, minute-by-minute way. She believes that the only way to explain to the unloved the love of God is to first model that love for them. She believes if God calls her to do something, He will provide the means. And he does, time and time again. She believes God does give people more than they can bear, because in that way we learn to rely on Him to carry us through. She learns lessons from everything that happens and relies on her Lord completely. As a result of her love for God, this one woman is changing the world around her. Children are going to school, eating better, having some of their medical needs met, women are learning skills to support their families. All because one young, untrained woman is blessed to be called by God to serve his kingdom.
When I began this book even I wasn't sure I'd finish it because of its oozing Christianity; I, a Christian, doubted anyone could love God this much. But I was won over by how genuine and modest she is. She wrote the book to get out the message that children are starving and dying and that so many could be saved by what an average American regularly spends on entertainment. By the time I'd finished this book (in one sitting) I didn't just feel I'd read an inspiring story, I felt challenged to examine my life. In that she was successful.”
Leslie H wrote this review Sunday, August 4, 2013.