Book Review of
Kisses from Katie
The New York Times bestslling account of a courageous eighteen-year-old from Nashville who gave up every comfort and convenience to become the adoptive mother to thirteen girls in Uganda. What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because they think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person and didn’t even speak the language?
A passion to follow Jesus.
Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.
Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and finds joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenge readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.
This is a modern day memoir about a young lady who gave up her life in America to help kids in Africa. I love this amazing story. It is so motivating, yet sad in the same bundle. I do not agree with all of Katie’s beliefs, but I do believe she has sacrificed what many of us are not willing to. I definitely recommend reading her book which has many amazing stories.
I read this book several years ago and loved it. I encouraged both of my teen daughter’s to read it and they loved it as well. This is an inspiring story of a girl who gave up her American life to make a difference in Uganda. Not everyone is called to a Africa or a third world country, but we can all make a difference where we are at. I think this book will inspire you to look around you for ways that you can change the world where in big and small ways.