Would recommend this as a must read to youth, teens and adults. Very inspiring. Shows what God can do with a willing heart. Great for church youth groups and anyone considering being a missionary. Also good for anyone wanting something inspiring to read.
Before reading this novel, God revealed to my family and I that were going to be "missionaries" to Cambodia. I can't say exactly how we will get there or when we will go, but I do know that God has placed this calling on my family's heart and we plan to answer it with a "yes" to our Lord and Savior. Through Katie's story it gave me hope in knowing that right now I don't have to know to answer to these questions and other questions that might come up, but like Katie, God will provide the way (and continue too!) for it to happen. I just have to trust Him.
Having experienced this calling prior to opening up the first page, I was so blessed to read Katie's story! She paints such a beautiful picture of her journey with Christ and how her calling came to be. She doesn't hesitate in explaining her love for her family in Uganda or hesitate in showing her human struggles. I really felt Katie's heart and love for the people of Uganda through each page, even if there were times that I was tearing up.
I want to say I was blown away by the stories that Katie tells, but I realized that like she said she is just a woman who said "yes" to God. All Christians have the potential to do things she is doing as well as see the miracles she has seen in our own backyards or even overseas. I was thoroughly inspired and encouraged to continue to say "yes" to God concerning the calling He has placed on my family's life.
"Kisses from Katie" isn't a "light" book, but it definitely tells a story of how great God is and truly how deep His love is for us. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who is struggling with thoughts of "How can a good God let bad things happen?," unsure if God has even placed a calling on their own life, and becoming inspired to step out in faith in one's own personal relationship with the Lord.