Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption ~ Review
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, his mother to abandonment, and his home to poverty. By age ten, he was living in a shack with seven other children and very little food. He entered an orphanage seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes on his back.
When Claire Diaz-Ortiz arrived in Kenya at the end of an around-the-world journey, she decided to stay the night, climb Mt. Kenya, then head back home. She entered an orphanage seeing it as little more than a free place to spend the night before her mountain trek. God had other plans. Hope Runs is the emotional story of an American tourist, a Kenyan orphan, and the day that would change the course of both of their lives forever. It's about what it means to live in the now when the world is falling down around you. It's about what it means to hope for the things you cannot see. Most of all, it's about how God can change your life in the blink of an eye. My thoughts: Wow! Hope Runs is one of those books that leaves you inspired and anxiously awaiting the next "divine appt." that God has for you! What is a divine appointment you ask? Well, my opinion is when God brings a person into your life and HIS plans work through you or them or both of you together to bring Glory to HIS name and purposes! That divine appointment happened when Claire came to know Sammy and how their lives were changed and now others are being changed as well! Gods purposes at work through HIS Divine Appointment? Indeed! Please take time to read this one! You will be changed! You will be inspired! I give Hope Runs a 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s for sure!! Thank you Revell for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review!