Friday, April 16, 2010
Lisa Samson and Ty Samson
Subtitled 'A Mother & Daughter's Journey from the American Dream to the Kingdom of God', this book is destined to be fertilizer, a seed, or precious water for any heart that desires to grow closer to Jesus. Depending on where you are in your walk with the Lord, Lisa and Ty's openness about their soul searching and hesitant steps following after Christ will meet you where you are and will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone.
When I picked this book up, I expected it to be just another story about a mission trip to Africa, maybe with a unique mother-daughter bonding experience. I was so wrong. This is a book about learning to obey God in every moment of life from the perspective of a mother and also from the perspective of her daughter. It is about living out the command of our Father to "act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8) in our pretty little suburban homes every morning when we wake up. It is really knowing who our neighbors are, and realizing that God loves everyone as much as he does those whom we are comfortable around.
Lisa and Ty have written a book that reveals their very hearts, shares their resistance to difficult teachings, bares their lack of understanding of unfair situations, and reveals their ever-growing trust in God. I pray this book will continue to haunt my soul so I may, too, move forward on this journey to the Kingdom of God for the rest of my life.
Please get a copy of this book from Amazon.com. I pray it sends us all on the journey God wants for our lives.
Learn more about Lisa at her website.
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Thank you, Zondervan, for providing a book for this review.
Posted by Susan Stitch at 6:10 AM