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Kisses from Katie by Katie J. Davis
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Jan 14, 2012

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I am finding it very hard to rate this book....because 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 preaching. I am glad, for her sake, that she believes so deeply. It would be hard to do what she does without something inspiring her so deeply. But, I think a more secular version of the book would appeal to more people and in the end gain her more support, monetary and otherwise, for her work. Caring for the poor and compassion for your fellow man/woman/child is not limited to those who are Christian.
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Caladria I certainly understand your point of view as you disagree with Katie's faith yet desire to read of what she has done. However, Katie Davis could not have written a more secular version of her book. Her faith did not inspire her to live the life she has lived--her God commanded her to do so. A secular worldview has no provision for helping the weak, after all, evolution is founded on the survival of the fittest. Christianity, on the other hand, fundamentally claims that all, each and every one of us, are created in the image of God. Katie was compelled to go to Uganda and serve her fellow man because of her understanding of the true meaning of each life she influenced. Her love and passion for the Savior who saved her from sin drove her to proclaim the Gospel and serve those who had never heard.

While Katie might have related better to a broader audience if she had written a secular version of her story, she would have fundamentally betrayed the very God who sent her. Without the Gospel, Katie did not even have a story to tell as it was not she who acted but Christ who worked in her heart and used her to minister to the broken.

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