Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Club - Kisses From Katie

Well, I've really been neglectful over the past week.  Its just that life has been really busy and I just haven't made time to post.  I'm working on correcting that now with the next post coming with lots of photos and sharing about our week.  In the meantime, I wanted to post about one of our recent book club meetings.  We read the book Kisses from Katie.  

I loved this book!  Its a true story about a young woman who goes to Africa and falls in love with the people there.  The book is her story and yet it is so much more.  It is the story of Jesus and how He cares for each of us.  The book is filled with so many images - things that will make you laugh and others that will make you weep.  Katie's heart just pours out through her words and her love for the people of Africa is clearly given to her by a loving Father who lavished His love on all of us.  It is a beautiful story and one that has touched my heart deeply.  I highly recommend this book.  You can read more about Katie on her blog here.  

After discussing the book, we had a variety of goodies to enjoy eating.  Rebecca made an African bean dish (bottom) to be eaten over rice.  We served pineapple, banana chips (fruits native to the area),  chocolate peanut butter cups  and ginger ale.  We also had white chocolate treats to represent the "Pearl of African" (nickname of Uganda).

As always, it was fun to spend time talking and learning with our friends.  

More coming soon - hopefully tomorrow.



  1. Oh, I just loved this book :)!!

  2. I love Katie and have been reading her blog for a couple of years now. I have been so impacted by her that it is hard for me to read her posts now without weeping. Her book is amazing. She is amazing. And to think that what she is doing with her life is really more "normal" for a follower of Christ than the comfy lives that most of us have crafted for ourselves as American Christians. Of course I loved her book. It was inspiring...not to put her on a pedestal as being a super saintly Christian...but to help me realize that we can all do HuGe things for God if we just listen and obey and follow.

  3. Awesome! I am adding that book to my reading list. I wanted to read it before and forgot.

  4. Kristi and Deidra - I'm not surprised at all that you loved this book. Its amazing! Dawn, you will love it I'm sure!

    Deidra - you are so right about our lifestyle. Sobering, isn't it?


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