Thursday, April 3, 2014

Review: Hope Runs by:Diaz-Ortiz/Gachagua

 Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption
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 Review:
 Such a touching story about a young Kenyan orphan, that touches the heart of a young American girl. God takes the two individual lives&meld them together for His purpose and change them both forever. A story of God's showing up and showing out to help two people on opposite ends of the world find each other in the most extreme of circumstances. Claire arrived in Kenya unaware of how much her life would change that day and poor Samuel had all but given up hope. Come and follow along as the two of them share with us what it was like to reach their destiny.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.