Divine Collision

Gash, Jim. Divine Collision: An African Boy, An American Lawyer, and Their Remarkable Battle for Freedom. Franklin, TN: Worthy Publishing. 2015.
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SUMMARY:
Owing his experience to the author of Love Does, Bob Goff, American lawyer Jim Gash felt moved to act upon the whispers of his heart. In a far away country, locked in a perilous jail for murders he did not commit, Henry could only hope and pray to God. As two unlikely men become allies in their determination to change the justice system in Uganda for hundreds of people, the chance meeting can only be referred to as a divine collision of the highest kind…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Already a fan of the book, Love Does, this example of the tremendous outcome of loving others is exemplary. Not being able to ignore that tug on his heart, author and lawyer Jim Gash changed the world for literally hundreds of people…that is powerful stuff. Written in such a way that elicits strong emotional feelings, this book also reads like a thriller full of suspense, beauty and results. Ideal as a major film, sermon series or perhaps even the basis for a Bible study, readers will realize the difference that can be made in lives by actions. I absolutely recommend this book.

“Saving one person may not change the world, but for that one person, the world will change forever.”

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Divine Collision from Worthy Publishing for my honest review*

For The Joy Set Before Us

Fye, Erica. For The Joy Set Before Us: Insights Into The Missionary Journey. USA: CrossLink Publishing. 2014.

SUMMARY:
MissionarySharing her experiences, thoughts emotions and work associated with her life as a missionary in Uganda, Erica Fye writes her story from a straight-forward, realistic, and serving view point. Cautioning to enter the missionary field only if the motivation is the same as Jesus Christ’s, the author expresses the hard truths, the intense joy, the difficult situations and end results of her own missionary work. Surrounded with relevant scriptures, personal stories and questions to ponder before entering the field, For The Joy Set Before Us answers many questions about the importance and reasons of becoming a missionary.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
After reading this book, I definitely have a better understanding of missionary work as well as an even greater respect for those who serve in this manner. What struck me the most was the deep contemplation and listening one must do to truly be sure he/she is being led into doing this work for God..missionary work must be for God, not for a self-serving purpose (trips, travel). Perhaps not edited the most accurately, the message was so strongly delivered, this book will have a lasting impact on hearts and minds.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of For The Joy Set Before Us from BookCrash and CrossLink Publishing for my honest review*