Selection of the United Methodist Women's 2012 Reading Program
Education for Mission Category
This book is about four women and one teenager making a life changing mission trip to South Africa. The women each sign up for the trip for selfish reasons and end up being humbled and moved by the people they meet. Through their work with others who have so much less than they do, they realize that they need to learn to let go and rely on God and have faith in his plans for us.
I love Christian fiction, the stories are a way for us to learn how to live as a Christian in an entertaining way. This books tells a good story; I really wanted to know what happened to the women, but more than that it had a good lesson. It also told the story of the people of South Africa in a way that allowed us to truly imagine the roughness of life there. We have all heard the facts, but reading a story about individuals allows us to truly empathize.
I also LOVE the United Methodist Women's Reading Program. Look for a separate entry about it.
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