Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hope Runs, Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Samuel Ikua Gachagua

This is a memoir of that tells of the impact lives have on one another in the most unexpected ways. I will be honest that this book came at a time in my life when I am currently pulled in a million directions - or at least 6 (and that's just my kiddos) plus the pull of ministry (or so it feels) so it was at times difficult to focus on the book. Even still I was amazed at the power of how God's plans are always above what we could even dream up. One American tourist visiting Africa is surprised by how her life is changed in just a moment - as God opens her heart to needy children - and one in particular. This book is unique in the fact that it is told from the view point of the author and the boy who's life changed hers. The two are forever intertwined by God's love and neither will ever be the same again. This is one of those stories that is worth the read - if only to restore your view of society and the heart of mankind. I would recommend this to others as well to read for the sheer heart warming feeling they will get from this story and the impact love has on the world. I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

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