Friday, October 05, 2012

Kisses from Katie - Davis

*This book was an advanced reading copy sent to me, free of charge, for my honest review and opinion.  All comments in this review are the honest opinion of the blogger. 

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis is the story of an ordinary teenager from Tennessee who decided her senior year in high school that God was calling her to a greater purpose. A holiday trip to Uganda quickly showed her the way.  Despite her parents wishes that she go to college, her friends back home, and a boyfriend whom she loved dearly, Katie quickly found her place first teaching kindergarten and later setting up a nonprofit organization to help her provide for the poor and orphaned children of the country. Eventually, Katie discovered that her role was greater. She was to become an adoptive mother to over ten Ugandan children who otherwise would have been left in orphanages to suffer alone.

Ultimately, Katie discovered that her calling was to serve God.

This was a wonderful memoir of a girl on the edge of womanhood finding purpose in her life, a very different purpose than she ever expected. The stories she tells are as touvhing as they horrify and sad.  

i'm not a big reader of religious works.  But I knew going into this book that the religion theme would be strong.  and, though it does feel overdone at times, you never feel as if Davis is doing anything other than expressing her true and honest feelings. She is opening her heart, religion and all, to readers. and while I am sure she would love nothing more an to bring her readers closer to her God, this books didn't feel too "preachy" too me, which is frankly saying a lot.  

I enjoyed this book, which was well written and presented, but see that it likely has a limited market.

3/5- Good. Read it, have a good time and move on. Or not.