Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Kisses From Katie

Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption.
Katie J. Davis 2011
Howard Publishing


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.

 Personal Review:

I found the book to be very spiritual. Katie, or Mommy, as her children call her. Has done amazing things with her life. She has adopted 13 children and she's only 22. I wish I could affect people the way she affects others. She talks about how the experience has helped her take nothing for granted. She loves everything and is constantly thankful to God for everything. The book really deals with her realization that God has helped and prepared her for everything she'd gone through. She gave up her life of material things for a life of spiritual fulness. She would rather have the fulness of the soul than living in a world that takes things for granted. When she went back to the states to fundraise she found that she had a harder time living with people who took life for granted. The books had tear prick my eyes, by the happiness she had brought so many. Several times children have told her "Thank you for the food to keep me alive." It really made me feel that God was the reason she did this. The books was very wonderful. A very spiritual read, reenforcing my belief in human kindness, compassion, and love.


Book to read this week: The Girl In The Gatehouse by Julie Klassen. Will review next Tuesday.


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