from ashes to africa

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The bitter taste of ashes was left in the Bottomlys' mouths after learning their hopes of parenthood were shattered. Barrenness, regardless of the cause, causes heartache and pain so harsh it seems impossible to approach life again.

But for Josh and Amy Bottomly, Africa opened a door to a new life, the life they had dreamed of. Through a little baby named Silas Tesfamariam, the Bottomlys found their dreams realized.

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Overview

The bitter taste of ashes was left in the Bottomlys' mouths after learning their hopes of parenthood were shattered. Barrenness, regardless of the cause, causes heartache and pain so harsh it seems impossible to approach life again.

But for Josh and Amy Bottomly, Africa opened a door to a new life, the life they had dreamed of. Through a little baby named Silas Tesfamariam, the Bottomlys found their dreams realized.

Clouding this new life were the storms of Africaâ€"'where beauty and tragedy, wealth and poverty, and humanity and sub-humanity coexist in a jagged tension.' Thrown into the squalls of this drastically different culture, the native Oklahomans learned to see God in a different light. Not only is he the giver of children, he's the manager of nations and the keeper of hearts.

Join Josh and Amy Bottomlyâ€"and Tesfamariam too!â€"in this inspiringly true journey from ashes to africa. Like the authors, your life will never be the same again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606045985
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
  • Publication date: 3/24/2009
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    A must read in my world

    THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! Love it! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Couldn't quit reading and had tears in my eyes over and over. If God is tugging at your heart about "the least of these" you will enjoy this book.

    It is an authentic and honest look at how God can take us on a journey through pain and make something amazing out of it. I was deeply touched.

    YES, it is truly powerful for those who have struggled with infertility. Yet, I also felt it was just as important for me because I have not walked that road. It gave me an important glimpse into the heart of someone who feels that pain.

    This book is about so many facets of who we all are. It's about marriage, about selfishness, about infertility, about love, about sacrifice and about joy. We rarely get to peer into someone's life the way that Josh and Amy let us look into theirs. I thank them for giving me that gift.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    Real Life Inspiration

    This is an amazing book not only about adoption but about marriage and how God can do amazing things in a marriage if you let Him. Please don't get the wrong idea, this is not like a lot of the fluffy feel good Christian Marriage books out there. I really appreciated the fact that the book doesn't candy coat things. It is my experience that there is this expectation especially among Christians that you must put on your best face and go to church and act like your marriage is perfect even if behind closed doors things are crap. This book doesn't paint that kind of picture. Josh and Amy show that a marriage that starts out pretty bad can end up in a really beautiful place by the Grace of God. Adoption from Ethiopia and a little boy named Silas is the channel that God sends that Grace for Josh and Amy.

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