Inspiring true story of how God called and equipped two ordinary people to do extraordinary work for His Kingdom...working as full-time missionaries halfway across the world, rescuing abandoned babies in Kenya.
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Paperback : 226 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1530255191
- Product dimensions : 6 x 0.51 x 9 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 21, 2017)
5.0 out of 5 stars Couple hear -- and answer - God's unique call on their lives
In a modern version of the Genesis story of Abraham and Sarah responding to God's call to leave behind their home and go to a new place where God will show them, Dave and Jen Bell do the same. They leave behind the American Dream that they are living -- a beautiful home, a successful business, close family and friends -- and devote their lives to loving and finding homes for abandoned children in Kenya. The story is ongoing because they still live there full time running the infant rescue mission, Mahali pa Maisha (A Place of Life) that they founded.
Author Terry Gray does a beautiful job unpacking the Bells' story, including the love story of their own marriage, and the challenges and joys they have experienced along the way as they came to clearly see God's call on their lives in this special way, and the delight they feel today serving in the center of His will.
A delightful read for anyone interested in the life of missionaries, the call of God, and the resolve of a couple to live a life most probably wouldn't, all for the sake of saving the lives of abandoned babies, giving them the chance for health, and forever homes. It's also a beautiful love story about a man and wife loving each other through this unique life journey. It's quite a ride.
5 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
I highly recommend this book. This book takes you on a journey of hope, faith, heartbreak, trust and obedience. It clearly shows the power and love of God when we faithly and obediently serve Him, and how He even uses those times we don't to teach us and direct us on the path He has for us. Prepare to have your heart broken, filled to overflowing, and convicted all at the same time.