Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

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Kisses from Katie A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption What would cause an eighteen year old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville Tennessee to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing college break her little brother s h

  • Title: Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
  • Author: Katie J. Davis Beth Clark Katie Davis Majors
  • ISBN: 9781451612066
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What would cause an eighteen year old 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 the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end , and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to UgWhat would cause an eighteen year old 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 the rest of them 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 but didn t know any of the language A passion to make a difference Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out She found herself so moved, so broken by the people and the children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them Her story is like Mother Teresa s in that she has given up everything at such a young age to care for the less fortunate of this world Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, has gone on to adopt 14 children during her time in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family, which includes children with special needs To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide Each sponsor s 300 year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement Katie expected to have forty children in the program she had signed up 150 by January 2008 today it sponsors over 400 Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people Uganda s poorest citizens The program feeds lunch to over 1200 children Monday Friday and sends them home with a plate for food it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training.Katie Davis, now 21, is than fascinating, she s inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve.

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    1. M.K. Gilroy on said:

      We moved to Brentwood, Tennessee, in January 2006. My youngest daughter, Caroline, was a junior in high school. You can imagine how nervous we were as parents on how the move would go for an almost-senior (and for the two other kids still in the house). Within days Caroline met two Katies who welcomed her to Ravenwood High School and made her feel as if she had grown up in their circle of friends. I'm still sighing with relief.One of the wonderful Katies - Katie Davis - took a different path aft [...]

    2. Natalie Vellacott on said:

      I originally gave the audio of this book 1 star= I didn't like it. I found that difficult to do due to really wanting to like the book and due to the similarities between Katie's work in Uganda and my own work with street children in the Philippines. I found so much of Katie's story mirrored my own experiences. The desperate poverty and wanting to take every person in to your home.I have now read the book and found it better than the audio. The lady audio narrator tells the story in such a sickl [...]

    3. Samuel on said:

      Enough has been said to praise this book, and what Katie Davis has accomplished is deserving of praise. But this book is severely lacking in cultural awareness or sensitivity. Instead of showing herself completely immersed in Ugandan culture, Katie instead uses the gospel to provide a "universal" truth that everyone engages in. Herein lies the problem, what Ugandan culture that is displayed is often negative, "African people's time", the tendency of step-mothers to neglect their children, the ha [...]

    4. Andrea on said:

      This is a very strange book. First, the comparisons of a 22 year old to Mother Theresa ( the galley I had referred to Greg Mortenson on the back too, but I'm guessing they'll take that off) kind of put me off to begin with. Second, the hysterical tone of the religious language and the patronizing attitude toward the Ugandans she works with was disturbing. Why would someone hire a teenager who didn't speak the local language to teach kindergarten? Was she actually being paid a salary? Was it more [...]

    5. Kimberly Dickson on said:

      Whoa. So, this book ended up being not quite what I expected and yet exactly what I needed. I went in expecting a touching story about a young, beautiful Christian girl who goes to Africa and cares for some children there. What I got was an honest confession from a young woman trying to follow the Lord about how hard it can be to do just that, especially when He's calling you to do something that seems crazy and difficult. And yet, she discovered great joy and peace doing just that - the hard st [...]

    6. Renee on said:

      She’s twenty-two years old, raising fourteen little girls in a dot on a map called Uganda. How did Katie Davis, high school student from Nashville, Tennessee, end up mothering children in East Africa? In her own words . . .“Jesus wrecked my life. For as long as I could remember, I had everything this world says is important. In high school, I was class president, homecoming queen, top of my class. I dated cute boys and wore cute shoes and drove a cute sports car. I had wonderful, supportive [...]

    7. Tammy on said:

      I get why this book is so popular. Katie has a great heart, and God is using her. It's inspiring. ButRead it while simultaneously reading it while reading 'when helping hurts'obably gave me a little bit of 'ugh'BTW--READ WHEN HELPING HURTS, 5 stars!!!!!Here's the thing that made me give this book 3 stars. The way she did things/does some things is pretty much exactly how I DON'T want to do things here. (don't get me wrongI love her heart for adoption and helping the least of these). *I don't thi [...]

    8. Carrie Turansky on said:

      If I could give this book more stars I would. I was so inspired by Katie Davis's story of her work in Uganda with orphans. She reminds me of a modern day Mother Theresa. Her heart to live out the Love of Christ has really touched my heart. I highly recommend this book.

    9. Heidi on said:

      Katie Davis was an 18-year-old senior class president and a homecoming queen living in Nashville Tennessee when she decided she wanted to become a missionary and put her plans for college (and pleasing her parents) on hold. She left over Christmas break during her senior year and headed to Uganda. What was supposed to be a short-term mission turned into a life-long passion for this young lady who once admitted to wanting to be Mother Theresa when she grew up. Katie fell in love with the people o [...]

    10. Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls) on said:

      About this book:“What would cause an eighteen-year-old 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 the rest of them 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 but didn’t know any of the language? A passion to make a differen [...]

    11. Naomi Sarah on said:

      I have to be honest -I did not expect to love this book.I considered it overrated in the blogging world before I had even read it. (Very prejudgmental of me, I know.) But once I had started to read it, I got sucked in. This books reads like a TRAIN. I read it in two short evening hours, and it is, all in all, a very inspiring testimony. While it's not myfavouritebook, I definitely recommend it. :-) What I liked: 1. The writing style. I was surprised about how good it was, actually. It read beaut [...]

    12. Marklessgirl on said:

      Read this.If you want to be inspired. read it.If you are interested read it.If you love orphans, Read it.If you want to do missions work, read it.if you want to read a book of love. read it. It was beautiful.I wanted to read this the first time I saw it, a few years ago, but it was a lot of money, that I didn't have.I found it on for less, but still not money that I had. I would get birthday or Christmas money and forget to get thisnally when a friend on Instagram posted about Katie's new book, [...]

    13. Kaleena Menke on said:

      While Katie is an impressive woman, I struggled with her cultural (in)sensitivity and the God that she believes in. On one page God is a miracle-worker who heals the impossible, on the next page it's "God's will" that a child should die of a curable disease. The good? This book gave me a swift kick in the rear to remind me of my desire to work in developing countries.

    14. Melissa Jill on said:

      This book is written by, and follows the journey of a 19 year old girl who went to live in a village in Uganda after graduating high school in a Tennessee suburb. She is now 23 and has 14 adopted daughters and a full-fledge non-profit that helps feed, clothe, educate and give hope to poor children who live in destitute conditions. Talk about using your life to make a difference! I want to make a difference with my life SO BADLY and this young girl is smoking me! I really enjoyed this book and Go [...]

    15. Becky on said:

      Dare I say it? This is one of the best, best, best, best books I've ever read, at least in its genre. While Kisses From Katie may not be a theological book, a book about doctrines that unite and/or divide, a book strictly about the gospel--what it is, what it isn't--it is a book that celebrates and illustrates the gospel. It is a book that celebrates and honors Jesus Christ. Kisses From Katie is a memoir or a biography, I suppose. It tells the story of a young woman, a young teen when the book f [...]

    16. Iamthird on said:

      pg 132 "I was learning that the powerless, broken, dependent place was actually the place where the Lord was closest to me."pg 224 "Help me to hurt, not just a little, but the way you hurt when your children are overlooked and perishing. Help me to never be too busy or too comfortable to remember the people who suffer. Help me to never stop desiring to do something about it. Lord, help us to remember that as the body of Christ, this is our responsibility. Thank you for loving us, even when we fo [...]

    17. Erica on said:

      I am finding it very hard to rate this book.e I cannot imagine anyone being anything but impressed by this woman. She gives up everything to help the poorest of the poor in Uganda. You have to admire this girl and she personally deserves 5+ stars for her work and commitment. The book, however, was kind of irritating to read. Have to say first and foremost that I am extremely not religious. I wanted to hear about the children and people she helped, but could do without the Biblical stories and pr [...]

    18. Rosie on said:

      O ser humano no seu melhor! QUANTAS ESTRELAS VALERIAM UM INÍCIO DE VIDA, AQUANDO DA MAIORIDADE, COMO ESTE? Todas do universo!Gosto de ler sobre pessoas extraordinárias. Katie é um bom exemplo disso.“A sua coragem e abnegação abalaram o mundo e granjearam-lhe o epíteto de Mulher do Ano em 2012 pela revista Glamour”. Contudo o que é valorizável mesmo são as suas ações e não os títulos. Esta jovem, de uma forma muito simples e humilde narra como tudo começou. Presumo que as invoca [...]

    19. Melissa T on said:

      As I was reading this book, I couldn't help but wonder if there was actually an American teenager this good--she seems to have the wisdom and desires of Mother Theresa, but at the tender age of 19. Katie's story was so inspiring I hardly know where to begin. She not only knows exactly what it is to be a Christian, but lives it. I loved, too, that she was completely open about her faults--she certainly doesn't make herself out to be perfect. She doesn't come across as if she is high above them or [...]

    20. Ruth on said:

      Despite anything negative I may have to say about this book, let me assure you that Katie herself gets an A++ 100++ in my book. She is a remarkable young woman who has answered God's call in her life and realized the true joy that comes from self-sacrifice and obedience to the will of God.That being said, the book, while enjoyable, got a bit preachy and repetitive at times. However, she said a lot of things that bear repeating, so I'm going to quote one, realizing that what I read was a NetGalle [...]

    21. Sarah on said:

      I found out about this book after working with my church on an adoption/foster/child sponsorship initiative. Someone recommended that I read it, and a co-worker even lent it to me. I didn't get around to reading it though until this past week while on a mission trip. I didn't bring a book other than my Bible and daily devotional to read, and a friend happened to have the book with her. I read through it this week and am so glad I was able to do so while doing ministry in another country (the Dom [...]

    22. Katie on said:

      This was an incredible book that really captured my attention and my heart. Initially, I had my doubts about this young girl moving to a foreign country, adopting a housefull of orphans, and deciding against finishing university in the States. I wondered how responsible the decisions were and how mature she was. However, as I read the book, I realized that my objections to her and this life she had chosen were all objections filtered through an American, twenty-first century worldview. Maybe her [...]

    23. Missy on said:

      I would give Katie herself 5 stars for the ambition and drive she has to do what she has done. BUT, the book itself was not well written. I kept wanting more of her own story and how she grew up, wanting to know about how she came to want to go and do what she has done. I kept wanting to hear more about how the people and family she left behind felt. I had a hard with her leaving her "children" for several months to come back to the United States and attend college. That part seemed a little str [...]

    24. Melissa Miller on said:

      Katie is an amazing young women. Adopting and caring for many children as well as providing food and schooling for over 400 children. In her book she provides many life experiences she has struggled with during her ministry in Uganda. Each story is touching and reminds me how blessed my life in America is and how I should seek to meet the needs of others. Maybe I should have given the book 4 stars because I truly enjoyed the book but settled for 3 stars because the writing was very simple. Katie [...]

    25. Itdont on said:

      I searched and searched and cannot find anything but glowing reviews for this book and gushing pats on the back for Katie. She is, afterall, single handedly saving the children of Africa. Be warned, this gal is kind of (actually extremely)irritating. Unless you can look past all the drama and emotion and baby cuddling that is poured into this thing. Allright, again, she is saving the children of Africa and that has to incorporate some drama. But not as much as this book contains. And I am glad f [...]

    26. Katie on said:

      I am delighted today to feature a guest post from my sister, Sarah. Sarah is truly a one-in-a-million kind of woman - one of the most joyful, optimistic, adventure-seeking, fun-loving people I know. Several years ago she introduced me to my all time favorite author of non-fiction: Shauna Niequist. This past winter break, she was completely and utterly absorbed in another book: Kisses from Katie. To be honest, I initially thought the title was a little ridiculous for an adult book. Actually, I st [...]

    27. Chelsea on said:

      This was the first book I ‘checked out’ through the employee loaner program at the book store I just got a job at – and I’m so glad I did! I’m going to talk about religion in this post, which is something I’ve never really done before on the blog, but in the interest of being honest for myself in the future (man do I go back and read my own blog posts way too much!), this book came along at just the right time in my spiritual life, which is perhaps the thing I love most about it.This [...]

    28. Victoria Lynn on said:

      One of the sweetest and best books I ever read. Loved it so much and I found it very inspiring!

    29. Angie on said:

      After reading Daring to Hope, I wanted to come back and read Katie's first book and here her story of how she ended up in Uganda with a ministry and thirteen daughters. It did not disappoint. Katie has a way of writing that makes you feel as if you are right there with her having a conversation about faith and life. Her heart and love for Jesus and for others is contagious and inspiring and her story is beautiful and encouraging. Her love and obedience to God changed her life forever. She left h [...]

    30. Emily on said:

      A friend gave me this book and I didn't make it through the foreword before I was in tears. This book is a testimony of what God will do with one surrendered life. When I got to chapter three, however, I felt the walls going up. "Please don't let this be another 'throw more money at Africa' book," I thought. But that's the direction it took, and I was disappointed that in the follow-up interview section, the message years later was just as strong. There is no mention in this book about the witch [...]

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