Book Review — Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

A friend gave me this book for my birthday.  It’s an easy read and difficult to put down. I read it in a day. Katie lives in Uganda where she founded Amazima Ministries and became the adoptive mother of thirteen girls.  She has the gift of hospitality and relates her many experiences opening her home and life to those who are ill, dying or needy.  Her life isn’t typical, but many of her thoughts about faith and hope resonate deeply with me, and are easily applied to anyone’s daily life.  For example, in her musings about the story of Abraham and Isaac she says:

“It is a bold claim, to look up your mountain, to look out over the dry, cracked places and the barren places and the broken places, outcomes yet unknown, and call the place The Lord Will Provide, to believe that He will when you cannot yet see how.”

As she walks through many difficult circumstances she begins to call each one, The Lord Will Provide:  and He does, although not always in the way she imagined.

Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful

Katie brings to life many of my favorite Scriptures — the road to Emmaus, the resurrection of Lazarus, Mary of Bethany and more.  She learns to hope because “God Himself is our reward,” to see people through His eyes and to cope with the unwanted and unexpected consequences of life.

I give it 5 stars and I’m sure I will be passing it on.  It may show up in our Little Free Library of Leitersburg!


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