Daring to Hope

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The moment I finished the foreword of the book, I knew I was about to embark on a journey. A journey to learn what daring to hope means and how it would impact my own life. 
I am amazed at the way Katie writes, you can totally sense her deep love for the Lord and her desire for her words to glorify Him. Each story and her journey continually points back to Jesus.

She shares her story with a raw look at her own struggles with her relationship with God which is so encouraging to know you are not alone. Katie paints the beautiful picture of tHe gospel and Gods love through her words. 
If you want to be encouraged and challenged in your relationship with God this is such a great book for this.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this second book by Katie. So inspiring to see all the good she is bringing to the world, it’s enough to encourage anyone to follow their own prompts and dreams.
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Such an inspiring book. Katie Davis is an amazing woman of God. I will be recommending this book to everyone!
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I read Kisses for Katie a few years ago after I made my first trip to Uganda.  I cried my eyes out, remembering the sights, sounds, and smells that Katie so brilliantly described in her book.  And like Katie, my first visit to Uganda was done on a leap of faith, knowing that God planning to do something big in my life.  I walked by Katie's house that she described in her book, imagining her there with her girls, a young, adoptive mama, and dared to dream big.

Fast forward two years, and here is Daring to Hope.  I have been back to Uganda and seen what Katie's dreaming and hoping is doing for the people there.  I have seen the Amazima school and church.  It is no small place. Her dream is making waves in her community.

Daring to Hope is a beautiful book, describing Katie's struggles of loss, and learning to walk alongside the beautiful Ugandan people who are struggling with homelessness, addiction, disease and hunger.  Who among us hasn't wondered where God is when we have witnessed firsthand the pain of these kinds of tragedies?  Katie takes us to Jinja with her in her book, and helps us find God in the ordinary, unexpected places.

This is a book that I want my own children to read.  They are so curious about Uganda, but even more curious about how there can be people out there who don't live or experience life as we do.  Katie so eloquently and transparently teaches us all this, and I will be keeping this on my shelf to share with others and rereading myself in the future.
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Some books are just so timely. This is one of them. I needed to read this now. 

God is using Katie Majors in so many ways. Prompting her to write this book, where she shares her struggles of faith, is going to touch lives. It's touched mine.

There are times, like now, after reading this book, when I think, "okay. Yes. I can trust Him. I will trust Him. No more fear." But it's just a matter of time before I fall prey to the doubts and fears that assail me. When I read about what Katie has experienced and God has brought her through, I have hope. Hope that I too can make it through my trials with Him. That He won't abandon me and that He heals and works through pain. I need these reminders, more often than I'd like.

I read this book in two sittings because it's just that captivating. I'm going to be purchasing it so that when I feel like I can't go on or can't love or can't hope, I can go back and be reminded by someone who has thought the same and come out the other side.
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I loved Katie’s heart for all those that God puts in her path. She reminded me that ministry doesn’t have to be separate from your house and church. Ministry is a part of your daily life. This challenged me to think about how can include more ministry in my day to day.

When she shares her heart break, your heart breaks with it. I was inspired by how she wrestled with God and immersed herself in the scriptures. I pray I can a women of the word as she is. She doesn’t present herself as someone that has it all together but instead as a woman in desperate need of a Savior.

I recommend this book to anyone that wants encouragement in their story and wants glimpses into what it looks like to seek God when He doesn’t answer prayer in the way you would like.
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There are few souls in this world who can let us into their journey of how pain&loss multiplied their faith in God. Katie’s story is completely foreign and utterly relatable on every level, despite the severity of circumstances. She grieves & questions & wrestles with God over what she’s experienced in this life, and it is breathtakingly beautiful. 

A must read for anyone who asks God, “why!?”. A must read for anyone who wishes to walk through life trusting God in all moments, good and bad. A must read for anyone whose faith is struggling. A must read for anyone who feels stagnant. Read her journey of faith & be encroached in your own!

I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Reading about the different ways that people answer God's call is always fascinating to me. Katie's journey in Daring to Hope is an honest and heart-wrenching story of what happens when things don't go the way we want them too, and how we reconcile our belief in an all-powerful God who often doesn't do what we so desperately want him to do. This book will help all believers in their faith journeys.
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Love Katie's life and getting to hear from her personally about how her relationship with God has grown through what she is doing in Uganda
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A beautiful story of a young women’s love for a country and its people.  Powerful with someone can do widen God puts a call on your heart.  Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this story.
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So many of us fell in love with Katie Davis because of her bestselling book "Kisses from Katie" and now we get to fall back in love with her again in her new book "Daring to Hope". We find Katie a little older, more mature and having gone through more heartache since last time and yet we will quickly find that despite the hardships she has faced, despite the trials that Katie has emerged stronger than ever and her faith once again shines through.
I loved how raw and honest Katie was, once again, giving us a glimpse of a young woman who views herself as ordinary and yet who God is using in an extraordinary way. I love how she doesn't shy away from the hard questions but faces the head on and despite seeing the absolute poverty and despair still believes in a loving God.
Utterly thought provoking and life changing this book is an excellent read.
I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
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This book is really great Katie is an amazing young lady, and her story is very inspiring! Great that she wrote a sequel. She really has a gift for writing.
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Daring to Hope is the newest book by Katie Davis Majors. I first learned about Katie and Amazima from her book, Kisses From Katie. I was happy for the opportunity to read more about her and her ministry. 

Daring to Hope tells more of the joys and struggles of Katie and her adopted family. Katie has seen so much pain and suffering in the slums of Uganda. Yet she still smiles and says God is good in everything. I cried with her when one of her adopted daughters was reclaimed by her biological mother. I cried over many of the stories of women dying of AIDS, and orphaned babies. Each suffering person that God brings in her life, Katie smiles, takes their hand and lets them know that they are loved.

Katie Davis Majors' stories of life in Uganda are incredible, heart breaking, inspiring, and hopeful. Katie writes as if the reader is a dear friend with whom she wants to share her life. I really loved this book!
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Katie tells the story of her call to Uganda where she became mother to a baker's dozen of girls. Her faith sees her through many circumstances including the loss of a neighbor, a boy's surgeries, and more. After an especially trying time in her life, God provided her with a husband who loves God as well. This is not a deep theological discussion but more of an inspirational title which is likely to be enjoyed more by women than by men. Katie's story is one which demonstrates reliance upon God to meet one's needs. This review is based on an advance reader's copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review.
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Y'all, this book is heartbreaking and hopeful. It is full of deep faith and abundant sacrifical love. There is strength, conviction and heart in Katie and her powerful story of ministry and relationship in Uganda. I am in love with this book.
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