Saturday, August 17, 2013

12 Days in Africa {Review}

12 Days in Africa... less than two weeks... and yet it completely changed Lisa Sanders life.  While Sanders was sending one son to college and get ready to say good-bye to the second, she sensed that God has an adventure waiting for her.  And so she and her 17 year old son geared up for the adventure of a lifetime.

During her time in Africa, Sanders began to see the power that a Mother's heart can have in reaching the world.  It was her mother's heart that held a little boy in his dying moments.  And it was a mother's heart that caused her to follow the Lord's voice in sponsoring another child.  All in all, it was a life changing journey from the comfort of home to an unknown world, half way around the world.

Sanders writing style is sporadic.  She has a tendency to share a story and then revisit the same story later in the book.  It makes it hard to follow the timeline of events.  But despite the format of the book, 12 Days in Africa does a wonderful job of sharing the "other world-ness" of the rest of the world.  If you've never been out of the country, this is a challenging book.  It'll challenge you to look at your life and realize that anyone can make a difference in the world.  Anyone who's willing to listen to the Lord's voice and chase an adventure.

*Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.

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