From the author of Kisses from Katie, comes an invitation to faith even when things turn out differently than you expected. As a teenager Katie moved to Uganda, founded a successful humanitarian organization, became a mother through adoption and served where God called her. However, after an unexpected tragedy rocked her family, she felt the first stirrings of doubt in God's goodness. Yet in her doubts, Katie continued to turn to God. Here, she shares what she learned during that time and offers encouragement to readers to seek God even in those unexpected painful places. It's there that you can hear God's whisper of love, His filling of peace, and surprising gifts of joy.
How do you hold on to hope
when you dont get the ending
you asked for?
When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease.
After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.
Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossiblethe God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesnt come. Its about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. Its about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering Gods goodness in the least expected places.
Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. Youll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And youll hear Gods whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.
Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda over a decade ago with no idea that this would be the place that God chose to build her home and her family. Today, she is a wife to Benji and mom to her fourteen favorite people. Katie and her family invest their lives in empowering the people of Uganda with education, medical care, and spiritual discipleship. She is also the founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that cares for vulnerable children and families in Uganda and the author of the New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie.
"Katie Davis Majors is a voice for this generation, calling us all to a wild faith. She walks that sweet line between life and death, hope and despair, asking for a miracle and preparing yourself for the worst. She invites us into her story and pushes us to the edge, challenging us to dare to hope no matter what life throws at us."
Jefferson Bethke, author of Jesus>Religion and Its Not What You Think
"Every page of this book is a piece of Katies heart. Its one thing to say we believe God is good. Its another thing to wrestle with Him in the trenches and come out assured on the other side."
Korie Robertson, New York Times best-selling author and star of A&Es Duck Dynasty
"Ive followed Katies story for years, and just when I thought it couldnt get any more powerful, the Lord proved me wrong. As I read these words, I felt like I was in the pages with her, watching God unfold this amazing new season of her life. Her words and heart for Jesus will stay with me forever, and Im honored to be on the sidelines cheering for all the chapters to come."
Angie Smith, speaker, blogger, and author of Seamless
"Once again my friend Katie has painted a beautiful picture of what it looks like to lead with love. Youre going to love this book."
Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does
"These are the inspirational words of a woman so connected to the heart of her Savior, she is willing to risk anything, regardless of the outcome, to make His name known. I have grown so much from her wisdom and bold example."
Jennie Allen, founder and visionary of IF:Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove