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Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption Paperback – Large Print, May 16, 2012
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Looking back at her book I now see that the emphasis is more on what she does than on Christ getting the glory. How she bows low and gives up her life for the children. The constant references to her "messy" life and how it is all so disorganized bothers me a bit. Ann Voskamp also makes reference to her "messy" life ad nauseum. To what end do they always refer to that? I have to point out also that she has taken on the viewpoint that God is in all things...meaning even the evil things that are on the earth. Also a lack of mention of sin and the need for repentance required for salvation.
I still admire her work, but unfortunately, good works minus good theology don't amount to much.
I really would like to know her story but I just can't slog through the suffocation of the religion.
EDITED TO ADD:
Wow. You guys really do not like negative reviews of this book, do you? In my case, it's a book review, folks, not a religion review (or whatever semantic game you want to play.) I am not concerned in the least with what faith this, or any, author has or doesn't have. Unlike a lot of the reviews I've read here, both positive and negative and middle-of-the-road, I was not concerned with Katie as a person nor her religious conviction. I couldn't be because I never got far enough into the book due to it being impossible to read; it's just so poorly written.
Fast forward many months... I forced myself to read the entire book. Many of my relatives had read the book and were discussing it and all I could mention was its flight across my bedroom.
I've read books in foreign languages in which I am nowhere near fluent and had to have dictionaries at hand at all times. I've read books written in Middle English. This book ranks up there on the difficulty scale. Again, it's just so poorly written.
The editors needed to do a better job of smoothing the transitions between what Katie Davis wrote and what the "contributor", Beth Clark, wrote. Portions of the book are extremely simplistic in writing style and others are more in line with what I would expect to find from an accomplished and seasoned author. When you blend the two together in one book as if it is one voice you end up with a hot mess and a splitting headache. All one has to do is read the journal entries Katie wrote to understand that her writing style is not in line with a lot of what is written in the book. Yes, when one is journaling and writing "stream of consciousness" style versus when one sits down to write a book a style will change but a person's unique writing voice does not - that's like a fingerprint.
I've read the entire book and I still feel that it is a terribly difficult book to read for all the same reasons cited initially plus some new ones.
I've read the entire book and I *still* have not - nor will I here - review what I think about Katie Davis and her faith (religion, spirituality, god, gods, whatever you want to call it) and her choices in life because none of that matters when it's a review of a book that is just so poorly written.
However, I thought the book felt bland and rehearsed (for the most part). I was honestly really disappointed. I can feel the Holy Spirit oozing out of the blog. It is raw, it is real, it is anointed. The book was an ok history lesson on Amazima, but other than that it felt "surfacy".
Perhaps Katie chose to be short about the pain, brokenness, and struggles for personal reasons. From my own journey in missions work I know that there is much agony, disappointment, and humiliation (but that is where Jesus breaks through and shines out of our messiness to make beauty).
I wish she would have been more vulnerable.