Saturday, March 5, 2011

Passport Through Darkness by Kimberly Smith-Book Review


The publicist totes this one as:
Life on the Edge One Woman's Extreme Journey to Find a Life That matters. 

For this reader the book wasn't quite what I expected.  I was expecting a story and bio of the authors (and her families)experiences when they discovered human traffiking alive and at work in a children's home in Portugal.  But to my surprise the story was more about how their work in Portugal lead them to discover the modern-day slavery, persecution, disease, and genecide in Africa and the Sudan. 

Theirs is a story of hard work, lots of faith, struggles, exhaustion, strength, compassion and what it is like to feel God's presence and know his will for your life. 

For me the story was encouraging.  Even though the setting is different than the setting of the ministry that I work with I could understand their struggles.  

The reader is encouraged and probably led to feel a little guilty when you see how they step out in faith as evidenced by the back cover discription . . .
Kiberly Smith was an average American churchgoer, wife, and mother- until she dared to ask God His dreams for her life.  Traveling around the world and deep into the darkness of her own heart, Kimberly's worst fears collided with her faith as she and her family discovered the atrocities of human traffiking.  But it was that broken place that a self-centered life was transformed into an international effort to save thousands ...

The book is written almost like a diary as Kimberly shares her experiences in building an orphange in The Sudan.  But she shares more than just a daily accounting of her experiences she shares her faith.  She also shares how God opened her eyes and how she discovered her purpose. 

Here's the youtube trailer for more info:

Click here to visit the authors website and you can follow the links there to go to the following sites to purchase. . .
Amazon, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, Family Christian,
Parable, Lifeway and your Local Christian Bookstore.

For this reader I enjoyed the story. However I have to leave one caution for the reader. The beginning chapters that describe the time the author spent in Portugal are very graphic. These chapters are not written for younger readers.

For more info. about the authors work visit the ministry website.
Click here.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B and B Media  as part of their  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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