Monday, July 23, 2007

Must-read

I picked this book up at the library a couple of weeks ago when I took Anna for story-time. As I sat reading the first few pages I was immediately drawn in and could feel myself getting choked up--I always see Yosef and Biniam's sweet faces when I read of African orphans, or of abandoned children.

I'm just now finishing it and its raw honesty has gripped me from page one. Not only me, but my dad--he began reading it at my house and was so compelled by it that I sent it home with him and he read the whole thing in one day!

Neely and Vita's hearts challenge and inspire me. There are millions of children hurting and dying in Africa...will my heart be stirred to action? God can use me to make a difference--and He can use you.

Definitely worth reading!

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Brianna - I love this book. It is such a testament to the power of love. This book will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the one that turned my heart toward Africa and there we found our sweet son.

Mark and Rebecca said...

I need to read this book! Just surfed over...

Jeannett Gibson said...

Ugh! My list of must read books is getting ever longer, yet, I can hardly find the time to do much else besides check friend's blogs while Henry naps...I have no idea how you find the time!

darci said...

this is SUCH a good book. that was my book of the year last summer..so good. Absolutely gripped me, too.

Kate said...

ok, i can't wait to read it! thanks for the report!

Lara said...

Definitely adding this to my list! Thanks!

Lara said...

jeannett - at some point Henry will be going to bed at a decent hour (probably age 4mo?) and you'll have more time. Nothing gets done during the infant stage (at least not for me).

Kristen Borland said...

sounds like another powerful book!

 

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