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Friday, March 18, 2011

Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly L. Smith (Book Review)

Title: Passport Through Darkness
Author: Kimberly L. Smith
Publisher: David C. Cook

WE ARE HERE FOR THE ONE NO ONE ELSE WILL STAND FOR.

Kimberly Smith was an average American churchgoer, wife, and mother -- until she dared to ask God His dreams for her life. Traveling around the world and deep into the darkness of her own heart, Kimberly's worst fears collided with her faith as she and her family discovered the atrocities of human trafficking.  But it was in that broken place that a self-centered life was transformed into an international effort to save thousands from modern-day slavery, persecution, disease, and genocide.

Through painful trials, serious errors, and gut-wrenching fear, Kimberly reminds us of what God will do when one person puts her life on the line for His purpose.  Along the way, she inspires you to discover your own story -- to live your purpose and feel God's pleasure.  Here you will find courage to live the life God dreamed of when He first dreamed of you.

My thoughts: I love that last line - Live the life God dreamed of when He first dreamed of you.  When you were growing up, how often did you dream about what your life would be like - what you would do - who you would marry - what your kids would be like.  I find it amazing that my Creator would dream about me and what he wants for my life.  Through this book, Kimberly tells the story of how she came to be living the life she believes God had in mind for her.  By the end, she bares her soul for all, things that she even kept from her husband for a time. 

Be sure to keep the kleenexes handy when reading - as you will surely need them. I found myself thinking about the conditions she describes in this book as I went about my day - thanking God for all those things we take for granted, like fresh water, shelter, security. It has definitely made me take a deeper look at how I can best serve God.

This is a must read book, both to bring awareness to a part of the world where atrocities abound on a daily basis, and to bring awareness to hearts that might not know God's path - or even know God.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from TBB Media in exchange for my review.~

Here are some resources that were mentioned in the book:
BethanyKids
The Voice of the Martyrs
Africa Inland Mission
African Leadership

You can connect with the author at http://www.kimberlylsmith.com,%20and/, her blog, and Make Way Partners.


Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances
Publisher/Publication Date: David C. Cook - Jan 1, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-0212-8
256 pages

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