Today I will be presenting to you this month’s book.
Drum roll please…
What would cause an eighteen-year-old 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 the rest of them 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 but didn’t know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Her story is like Mother Teresa’s in that she has given up everything—at such a young age—to care for the less fortunate of this world. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, has gone on to adopt 14 children during her time in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family, which includes children with special needs…
What I loved
First of all, it was true! Nothing beats a true person of someone who does amazing things.
I found that Katie really connected with me as I read, like a story. I laughed when she laughed and I cried when she cried. It was as if I was right there with her.
Finally, I loved her little diary extracts at the end of each chapter. It would take me straight to that day and it was always linked with what she’d been talking about.
Age recommendation: 12+
I think anyone can read this, but it depends on your reading ability.
Why I recommend this book
It’s rare for a young woman to have such a strong faith in God that she’ll not only follow Him to Uganda, but she’ll sacrifice her previous lifestyle and take action to what’s happening around her. That is really inspiring for me. The best part is that she’s also human. It’s some perfect being. But it’s when you accept that you can only do so much and place your trust in God, that’s when miracles start happening. And Katie’s journey is a miracle worth talking about.
Where to buy this book:
This book is , surprise surprise, on Amazon as a paperback and ebook. If you are British, here is the link to the ebook.
How about you?
Do you have any heroes?
Have you been on a mission trip before?
If so, how was it?