Sunday, October 1, 2017

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

This is a beautiful book. It is hard for me to be concise in my praise. Majors is a wordsmith. There were sentences I savored and let wash over me. There were stories that moved my heart and taught me about our Father. I felt honored for being allowed to be a part of this woman's experiences over the last years.

Majors reveals her heart in this book. She shares the good and the ugly, the joy and the pain. She sees Jesus in her mess and brokenness and desires that we see Him that way too. She has learned complete dependence on Him and encourages us to learn the same.

I am amazed at how Majors combines her own experiences with stories from the Bible to teach us. She finds the insights from biblical characters in a situation similar to hers and shares them with us. Wound care becomes an illustration of God working His new life in us. Majors wants us to realize the same Hope she does, finding God's grace when our stories do not turn out the way we had planned or desired. She writes, “May we carry our scars not as a burden but as a constant reminder of His faithfulness and goodness to us.” (94)

We've been waiting to hear about her husband, Benji. We finally get the touching story, the subtle romance, the strength from love. Yet balanced with that celebration are the stories of pain and loss. All the while, however, Majors reminds us of the Hope that can be found only in Jesus.

I highly recommend this book. It is an encouragement to see every part of our lives as a part of God's love for us, to believe and trust God. And get a pad of sticky notes. You'll need them.

You can watch the book trailer here.
You can download the first chapter here.
You can find out more about Amazima Ministries here.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda over a decade ago with no idea that this would be the place that God chose to build her home and her family. Today, she is a wife to Benji and mom to her fourteen favorite people. Katie and her family invest their lives in empowering the people of Uganda with education, medical care, and spiritual discipleship. She is also the founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that cares for vulnerable children and families in Uganda. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie.

Multnomah, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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