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On January 12, 2010, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti. The world watched in horror the news reports of the devastation. Immediately responding to the catastrophe were Love A Child ministry founders Bobby and Sherry Burnette, who had somehow escaped death. In the days following, they came to believe they had been spared in order to minister to the desperate needs all around them. When the earthquake hit, Bobby and Sherry had served in Haiti for many years. Love Is Something You Do is the extraordinary narrative of the Burnettes' lifelong journey of faith and compassion. If you love a great story, find a place to settle in and read one fascinating account after another. Travel the path that led them to Haiti; a land of mountains, colorful cultures, and insightful proverbs, but also of extreme poverty, oppressive voodoo, and despair. Experience their early years in street ministry, their life-threatening adventures and accidents, their incidents of miraculous healings and financial provision, and their standoffs with witch doctors and evil spirits. Above all, be renewed by their message of hope and peace, through which they continue to transform people's lives spiritually, physically, educationally, and vocationally; giving Haitians a life of dignity and purpose they had never dreamed possible.
Bobby and Sherry Burnette are the founders and directors of Love A Child, Inc. They began their ministry by preaching on street corners, under gospel tents, and in auditoriums and churches. In 1971, they made their first short-term trip to Haiti. Although they continued to minister in many countries, their hearts were drawn to that nation, and they made 400 mission trips there. They moved to Haiti in 1991 and have never looked back. The Burnettes help those living in poverty through a variety of innovative outreaches to children and adults.
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2boyzmommyMoorestown, NJAge: 35-44Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5The Title Says It AllNovember 15, 20162boyzmommyMoorestown, NJAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Love Is Something You Do - the title says it all. This book is a biographical account of Sherry and Bobby Burnette and their life-long journey of answering God's call to the mission field of Haiti. Time and time again, God showed them that He meant for them to be serving Him this way by doing miracle after miracle. This quote sums it up nicely: "The Lord has taught us to always walk by faith and not by sight. To do that, we have to be willing to explore new territory, and often that is like driving straight up a rough mountainside with no clear path to follow. The ride can be scary, but God is doing the driving, so we know we'll be alright. As we learn those lessons, we may be in the passenger seat holding on for dear life, but He's at the wheel, handling it expertly. And even when the trip is bumpy and hazardous, it leads us to beautiful vistas. We wouldn't have it any other way." I received a copy of the book from Whitaker House and The Book Club Network, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.
nkwbookreviewer5 Stars Out Of 5inspiring 5 Star True Life TaleSeptember 17, 2016nkwbookreviewerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Is Something You Do by Bobby and Sherry Burnette is a 208 page paperback book. This Christian Living/Biography is published by Whitaker House. The cover is a picture of the Burnettes with two children standing in front of a hut in a village. Everyone is happy and smiling. The forward of their book is written by Pastor Jentezen Franklin.
This book tells the inspirational and sometimes heart wrenching story of The Burnettes. Bobby came from a dysfunctional family and was sent off to an aunt's house after his mother had an emotional breakdown. Those weren't the best of years either. After growing up and marrying Sherry the couple went on many mission trips. Haiti captured their heart and they set up "Love a Child" ministry. Eventually they moved to Haiti and established an orphanage, Christian school, medical facility, radio station, and housing. The Burnettes were spared during the devastating hurricane of January 2010. They set about helping the people their even more after that.
This book is about hope, listening to God and trusting in Him, and helping others. It is about love in action. Loving those less fortunate than ourselves. It is a story of spiritual warfare, good verses evil in that part of the world. It is the nitty gritty story of missionaries and what they sacrifice to serve God and others. It tells many true life stories, some will make you cry tears of joy while others will make you heartsick.
The authors write their book in the first person, switching back and forth between Bobby and Sherry. This allows readers a more intimate connection to their story. The stories are sometimes unbelievably frightening, such as when they battle witch doctors, voodoo, and zombies (read the book!). The stories are also glorifying to God when they share triumphs over evil and great spiritual victories. The entire book shows how God has had His hand on the Burnettes by providing donations, protection from evil and storms. This is an encouraging book of love in action and one that we could learn from by reading and doing.
I would highly recommend this book. Anyone that enjoys bibliographies, missionary stories, or inspirational real life tales will love this book. I rated it a 5 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Pam Graber5 Stars Out Of 5First Person Account of Haiti's EarthquakeAugust 26, 2016Pam GraberQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Is Something You Do by Bobby and Sherry Burnette is a biographical lesson in stepping out in faith and being led by the Holy Spirit. Told in first person, the couple shares the story of their life both prior to becoming mission workers in Haiti and after starting their foundation, Love A Child, to minister to children and families in Haiti.
Told in short, conversational vignettes, this book is like pulling up a chair at the Burnettes kitchen table and listening to them tell stories. Story after story tells of a couple repeatedly following the leading of the Holy Spirit and allowing God to direct them where He wanted them to go. In their case, God led them into ministry in Haiti where their survival made them some of the first boots on the ground following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated the country.
I loved reading about the process these two went through to get to where they ended up. Bobbys early life does NOT scream future missionary. For him to come out of that background with a strong faith in a God who loves him is a testimony to child-like faith. As a couple, they learned early on to depend on God for their every need which carries through when they are tested later in life.
I would definitely recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy biographical accounts. I generally enjoy fiction but this book was so full of true stories that I found myself saying, Just one more. Theyre short! Im confident that readers will be encouraged in their own faith and even non-believers will find something to enjoy about the book. (The story of zombies in Haiti comes to mind. Yes, theyre real!)
I received this book through bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.
Penny M5 Stars Out Of 5InspiringJuly 31, 2016Penny MQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love is Something You Do by Bobby and Sherry Burnette is inspiring. We all live our lives in luxury and don't realize just how other poor countries live. These two amazing people have given themselves to helping just those people. On January 12, 2010 the world changed forever for Haiti. They were devastated by an earthquake. Through God's grace Bobby and Sherry were spared to help these people who they had come to love. This book shows the journey from the very start, how they meet and how God has been helping them work his miracles. They have not only been able to worship and share God's grace but have shown the people of Haiti how to become self supporting in raising food and obtaining fresh water. These two people were definitely brought together to serve God and share their message of hope and love.
I recieved this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Let God do the impossibleJuly 25, 2016AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love is Something You Do by Sherry & Bobby Burnette is, as the forward suggests, more than an autobiography. It is an amazing account of faith in action, a story of God's steadfast work through obedient servants. Sherry and Bobby Burnette both felt the presence of God at a very early age and they continued to walk in His ways, which led them to meet, marry and begin to work in ministry. Ultimately this walk of faith led them to one of the poorest nations of the world, Haiti, to bring God's light, hope, and life to those in need. The children of Haiti stirred their hearts and as a result of God's moving in their lives, they moved to this island of darkness to live out the gospel of Christ and in their obedience, their faith continues to grow and Haitians lives, both young and old, are being turned around. Not only has a humanitarian organization serving the needs of children been established but through their work in Haiti, a number of sustainability projects have also been created. The Tilapia Fish Farm, a chicken farm and a Farm and Agricultural Training Center are several of the projects that enable the Haitians to help themselves become self-supporting. This is an inspiring book, reminding the reader that God can work the miraculous through His children as they just trust and obey. The Burnettes have put their hands to the plow and never looked back, trusting God for His provision, protection, and preservation and know without a doubt that their Father in Heaven is in the business of working miracles.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
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