Thursday, April 12, 2012

Book Review: Kisses From Katie

Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption By Katie Davis
Reviewed by Erin Dorr

She was only twenty-one years old, but it was like falling in love. When you know, you just know. 

Katie Davis grew up in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee where she was an excellent student and her school’s homecoming queen. She planned to attend college and someday marry her high school boyfriend.

But in her senior year, Katie took a short-term mission trip to Uganda where she encountered some of the world’s poorest people. That taste of Africa remained in Katie’s heart and upon graduating from high school, she convinced her parents to let her spend one year serving in Uganda before starting college. 

However, by the end of that first year, Katie had already adopted seven children and knew she could never call Tennessee home again. When you know, you just know, and Katie knew she was called to love African orphans. 

As Katie shared her struggles and sorrows, joys and triumphs, I couldn’t wait to read the next page! In each chapter, she introduced the African orphans she’d fallen in love with. 

One touching example is the story of little Michael who was severely malnourished. Katie discovered that Michael’s stepmother intentionally withheld food and care from him because he was not her biological child. As Katie brought Michael back to health, she also patiently worked with the mother, who eventually came to understand that all children deserve to be loved, not only those that were born to her naturally. Because of Katie, Michael is now healthy, physically and emotionally.

Katie Davis is the founder of Amazima Ministries and the mother of fourteen adopted little girls. She continues living in Uganda, serving the Lord, and caring for His children.

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