Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis
This was one of my all time favorite books. Don't be turned off by this book if you aren't a person of Faith. Keep reading!
Katie was an 18 year-old girl, president of her class, homecoming queen, smart, and beautiful. Sounds like she had it all. She went to Uganda on a mission trip and realized she thought she had it all, but was missing the point. She was missing living a life of purpose! She didn't do what most of us do- we come home from a mission trip, feeling changed, but do little about it. Katie went back to Africa and started taking care of little children who couldn't care for themselves. She eventually was able to adopt precious girls who have no parents, poor health, and a grim future.
This sounds like a good fiction book doesn't it? It's a true story!
Katie will inspire you to reach beyond what you ever imagined you could do, hold on to your faith, and to love beyond how far you ever thought you could love. Her story is one of hope, love, and yes, redemption. Katie found herself by reaching out to others and loving the least of these. Isn't that what we are called to do? No matter what faith we profess, we are called to love those who truly are helpless and can't care for themselves. Katie is a perfect example of this.
Beyond the seriousness of the book, I love her vulnerability, her sense of humor (she is hilarious!), and how she doesn't filter or water it down. She says it like it is.
Katie now as 14 children she cares for! I am amazed at her. She truly is a modern day Mother Teresa. If you want to be inspired, read this book!
Thank you for reading. Have a great week!
Written by Natalie Chandler
Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville