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Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    A Must Read!

    Katie Davis' debut book is so filled with love and personal touch that it comes with a journal entry after each chapter. It is so personal that you can feel her talking to you through the pages, where you just want to keep reading while wrestling a hard time to put it down.

    Three years ago, Katie was just an ordinary senior class president, homecoming queen and top of her class from Nashville, Tennessee with college education all planned out by her middle class parents. After what was supposed to be a 10-month commitment as a kindergarten teacher turned into a lifetime commitment of bettering and serving Uganda, Katie is now an extraordinary mum to 14 girls and a founder/mummy who runs the Amazima Ministries, sponsoring over 400 children and feeding over 1,600 orphans who are also provided with medical care, Bible study and general health training.

    It takes a very strong-willed teenager to give up the comfort and abundance of America - family, friends, love of her life, education - to move to Uganda. A country with a population of approximately 33 million of which she only knew 1 person at that time, a totally foreign country where she didn't even know any of the language!

    I love this book because it makes a perfect curl-up-with-a-cup-of-tea light reading that reminds us of the Heavenly Father's love and reflections of hope at the intersection of life and faith. I learnt that the true meaning of life is to find our gift or talent, and the purpose of life is to give it away - to bless others. After reading this book, it makes me more aware of where my money is spent and it sure leaves a knock on my heart's door to sign up for mission.

    However, this book tries too hard to portray Katie as some kind of saintly protagonist, with clear relations to Mother Theresa. She is presented too perfectly righteous in the book, which makes her less humanly. I also feel uncomfortable when the Ugandan children are called 'chocolate coloured' children.

    Otherwise, I wholeheartedly support the mission she is doing in Uganda, loving one person at a time, caring one person at a time and saving one life at a time. I would recommend this book to everybody, anybody - young and old - kids, teenagers, parents, reminding them of how blessed they are compared to the children in Uganda.

    Heartiest thanks to the publisher for making a complimentary copy of Kisses From Katie for review via NetGalley.

    jamieywrites 4/5 for Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis and Beth Clark.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2012

    A wonderful heartwarming book. Great read.

    Kisses from Katie is a story about a young girl who taken a year off after school and travels to Uganda to work in an orphanage. The book is an interesting account of her life there. I enjoyed it very much.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    God's Grace At Work

    "Kisses From Katie" is an encouraging book about a young girls journey of faith. It details Katie Davis' transition from high school student to being the adoptive mother of 17 children and "Aunt Katie" to hundred of kids in war torn Uganda.


    I have enjoyed reading her story and have found it to be uplifting to see what God can do through one committed individual. The author makes it clear that the choices she made were not always easy, "hard" is sometimes an overused word - though how these difficulties were evident in her life is not always spelled out. Having said this, it becomes clear that God has worked through those difficult times and used Katie in some truly miraculous way.


    It has been some time since I picked up a true missionary's story - I am glad that I picked "Kisses From Katie" up and spent time this summer reading it.


    This review is based on a free, electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating an unbiased review.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Very much worth reading.

    Katie followed what God wanted her to do. Very thought provoking, making one think; "
    Am i doing what God has called/wants me to do."

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    So far.....Pretty Awesome

    I am reading this for a book club along with the bible and I love it. Eveyone in my group loves it allso. I highly recamend

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Very Uplifting!

    It is amazing to me that this young girl could pass up her "normal" life to go to Uganda. I could not imagine myself in some of her situations. She has an amazing gift of love for the less fortunate. Her book was very inspiring. I'd like to read of more of her experiences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    This book was pretty good. I thought it got a little boring at

    This book was pretty good. I thought it got a little boring at times. Most of it was very interesting and inspirational though. It was mainly about a young girl who went to Uganda during a vacation for school. She fell in love with the people and the culture. So, after high school she went back to help out where she did before and share Gods love with people. The author tells about the way she adopted 14 little Ugandan girls, worked at an orphanage, and the people she met. I probably would recommend it to somebody who loves Christ and wants to be inspired. :)




    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    wonderful and inspiring story.

    Kisses from Katie is a wonderful read for teenage through adult. It a narrative of true love and day by day faith in God. A box of tissue is recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Meghan

    "Shut up Katie. Youre so annoying. "

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. I didn't want to go to work, i just wanted to keep reading it. It is great to see people who have a heart to help!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Katie, A Gift of Life

    A powerful story of love in action. Katie is the gift of the Holy Spirit in this amazing story of courage and commitment to all God's children.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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