November 6, 2012 in Books on Simple Living
This is a book about God and His love, His ways, His eyes, and how different they are from our own. I finished the book appalled at what Kim went through but almost just a little bit jealous of how close she got to God.
Kim is an ordinary person with a heart for orphans and this story is about how she adopted her son. When it says ‘A Harrowing Journey, a Mother’s Courage, a Race to Freedom’ they aren’t stretching anything.
Note: I have the huge honor and privilege to be on the launch team for this amazing book. I received a free early copy in exchange for my thoughts. I am not paid for my review or paid to review it favorably.
To try and summarize the book (without giving it away) it is the story of a family who adopted a little boy from the Ukraine. It is about their calling and commitment to this boy through amazing obstacles. It is about following God even when it seems like nothing is working right. And it is a story where God and good triumph in the end.
This book not only explains more about adoption and orphans, it really challenged me spiritually. I re-learned that God can use anyone who makes themselves open to His leading, but that He also does it with His power and not our own. It is at our breaking point, where we realize we aren’t in control, that He can do the most amazing things.
This is not new stuff to me. This is all through the Bible. I however, have had an amazingly easy life when I stop and look around. Things don’t work exactly the way I want them, but for the most part I am in control and I almost don’t ‘need’ God. Not that I don’t want to ‘need’ Him – I do. I just don’t want to be in a situation where I need to ‘need’ Him.
Such are my thoughts and review of the book. When I opened and started this book it basically stopped the rest of my life until it was done.
Who should read:
- Anyone wanting to see God work in modern day – you want to see a miracle, this book is it. This is definitely a religious book. It deals with our call to help orphans and God’s amazing power.
- Anyone interested in adoption – especially international adoption – especially in Ukraine
- Anyone who loves a good story. This book was written very well as a story with excellent descriptions and foreshadowing (like my attempt at an English class description). It pulls you into Kim’s world and you experience it with her.
For more information or to get the book click here.
Thanks so much for reading! Are there books you have been reading lately that you would recommend? I am always looking for more good books