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Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful

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How do you hold on to hope
when you don't 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 hear
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Multnomah Books
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Nicole It a book written by a Christian missionary to Uganda. She wrote about her experiences, struggles and how she found hope through it all. It's also a…moreIt a book written by a Christian missionary to Uganda. She wrote about her experiences, struggles and how she found hope through it all. It's also a story about her personal relationships with God and focuses very heavily on God through out the book., much more then in her first book. (less)

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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“How do you hold on to hope when you don't 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 unexpe
Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
I have always found Katie's story to be amazing and inspirational. After reading, "Kisses from Katie", I thought that book may have been it and that there wouldn't be any subsequent books following her journey. When I heard that this second book was going to be published, I was looking forward to reading it immediately and anticipated the release date.

This second book continues to follow Katie and her family's journey. Interspersed with her own stories are the stories of others, friends of Katie
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, work, to-buy
The title of this book is now "Daring to Hope", FYI.

One of the most gut-wrenching, spiritually compelling and inspiring books I've ever read. Completely blown away by what Katie Davis Majors shares. I was lucky enough to read this early manuscript in the office, and I cannot recommend it highly enough -- y'all need to pre-order and have this show up on your doorstep on October 3 .
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I cannot recommend this enough. Powerful, heart wrenching, yet beautiful and full of hope. I cannot wait for the rest of the world to read this come October.
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
If you haven't heard of Katie Davis Majors, she is a young missionary who went to Uganda when she was 18, ended up staying and starting a ministry, and adopted 13 girls. I remember reading her first book way back when I was first married. I don't remember that much about it, but I remember flying through it and being inspired by Katie's devotion to serving the Lord. So I obviously wanted to pick up her second book that came out this year.

I had mixed feelings about this one. There were things I l
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That is the only word I could think as I slowly closed the last page of this book, sitting in a reverent silence. This book touched me in such a profound way. I don't feel a review will do it justice--you need to read it for yourself. I see why it has become a bestseller on so many lists!

"Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful" by Katie Davis Majors is at first glance just another biography. But it is so much more. The words are so beautiful, the messages and
Michael Eubank
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why Guys Need to Read This Book

I loved this book as I was reading it, and now as I reflect on it, I love it even more. I had the privilege of being on the launch team. Membership was overwhelmingly female. Because of this, I thought it might be beneficial if I shared a few reasons why guys in particular should read Daring to Hope:

1. Your wife or girlfriend is reading it (trust me). This book provides a glimpse of Katie's marriage and an introduction to her husband. It will inspire you towards be
Chelsea Galbraith
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got the joy of being on the launch team for this book that will release in October and I highly recommend it for everyone. Katie shares her heart and experiences and wrestles with questions many of us believers in Christ have wrestled with but do not talk about-suffering, pain, loss, and God's goodness in the midst of it. Through it all though she shares how God is still close and loving in the hard times and how we must "dare to hope". Its a very easy read that will suck you in and you won't ...more
This book reached deep and touched my soul. I'm telling you, it was powerful. The concept of finding God's goodness in the broken and beautiful is a very raw and heartrending and hopeful and absolutely amazing thing to explore and see in the life of Katie Davis (Majors).

I loved reading of Katie's life again, after reading Kisses From Katie years ago. I feel she's grown and matured so much. And her sharing bits of her heart and soul, her relationship with Jesus Christ, and life and lessons she's
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Katie Davis Major is the mother of 13 adopted daughters. She’s also only 27 years old – and serves as a missionary in Jinja, Uganda. After falling in love with the people of Uganda during a high school mission trip, Katie permanently moved to Uganda following her graduation from high school, and she created the nonprofit organization Amazima Ministries International in 2008. Her organization runs a sponsorship program for Ugandan children, as well as a program that feeds children, a farming outr ...more
Carrie Turansky
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Daring to Hope is a very inspiring book that has left an imprint on my heart! I loved Katie Davis Majors' first book, Kisses From Katie, and her new book is just as wonderful. Her honesty in sharing her struggles and what she has learned through hardship and blessings is very encouraging. I highly recommend this book!
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book really tore me apart. Like Katie says, Jesus wrecked my life and fixed it even better then before.
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Daring to Hope is in so many ways an incredibly beautiful book! I saw in a deeper way how we can trust God through suffering and how we can see his goodness even when life is hard and doesn't make sense. Katie's writing style is beautiful and I appreciated her being so real with her life. It makes me see how no one's life...even those who look like they have it all truly perfect. They fail, they suffer, they hurt. So I loved many aspects of this book!
There were some things I didn'
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book continues Katie's journey which publicly began in her first book Kisses from Kate, which doesn't have to be read first. In Daring to Hope, Katie is faced with a trial that tests her faith and puts her on a journey that draws her closer to God. The book has several stories about people she has ministered to and how through their suffering she grows spiritually. I think we can all relate to Katie as we all have doubts, or things don't turn out the way we have planned, or we are suffering ...more
Nora St Laurent
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I first became aware of this author when I watched her Kisses from Katie book fly off the shelf at the book store I worked at. I heard from others about how God had called her to minister to children in Uganda. But I had never had the chance to read the book. Now fast forward 10 years and an opportunity arises for me to read her current book. I jump at the chance to review it and learn about the rest of her story.

In Daring to Home this twenty-eight-year-old girl bares her soul; she’s gut-wrenchi
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book ministered to me, speaking to the depths of my heart. I felt such conviction and peace at the same time.

When I found out I would be receiving an advanced copy, I made it a point to listen to Kisses from Katie, the book that had introduced the world to Katie Davis's ministry and her burden for the people of Uganda. One does not need to read the first, to read Daring to Hope.

I found that this book reveals a young woman who wrestles with God, questioning why He lets bad things happen. Th
Denise Hershberger
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My initial thoughts: What a story! Make sure you have a box of kleenex because you'll need it but the title is truth for this book and it is full of hope as well. In fact some of the times I cried weren't because I was sad but because the story was so moving!

If you haven't read Kisses from Katie I'd highly recommend reading it first so you know the backstory to how she ended up in Uganda and how she came to having all of her beautiful adopted daughters. But even if you don't read it first this
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
This book was AMAZING! Review:

I absolutely loved Katie Davis’ first book, “Kisses from Katie”, and so when I saw that she was writing a new book, I was beyond thrilled! And then even MORE beyond thrilled when the opportunity came to review it. Yes please!
I do not read a lot of non-fiction. But Katie’s two books have captivated me fully. I have loved them both. “Daring to Hope” was so inspiring, so encouraging, and so challenging. I was just deeply moved. Each new chapter had me thinking more, an
Jonathan Penn
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two things I learned while reading this book:

1. Far too often I deceive myself into thinking I am hoping in God, but really I’m just hoping God will orchestrate the outcome I think is best.

2. Courage is having having faith.

3. Unless you have the courage to walk into the hard things in your life and others’ lives you will miss the beauty of God.

(I lied - turns out there were three.)
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoirs
Just beautiful. Beautiful and encouraging and visceral and real. Though she lives an extraordinary life as a missionary and mother in Uganda, Katie grapples with the ordinary emotions and questions of a Christ-follower, like: Is God really good when the world is so full of suffering? This book is Katie's testimony of how God has been teaching her to trust Him, know Him, and hope in Him.
I was sent an ARC of this book through the publishing company as part of the book’s “Launch Team”.

“Daring to Hope” is the second book by Katie (Davis) Majors. Starkly different from her first book, “Kisses from Katie” which chronicles her call to missions and the beginnings of her non-profit, Amazima; “Daring to Hope” continues Majors’ journey through life and faith—dealing with her wrestling with God through expected and unexpected losses—and the joy that come at the end of a season of sorrow.

Christina Brandsma
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I could hardly put this one down. I read the first couple chapters as soon as I got it in my hands. I loved Kisses from Katie (her last book)! Like Katie, I've now seen the hard of life and the good of life and the way Jesus is utterly woven into the fabric of both. She shares so beautifully of God's goodness in absolutely heart-breaking moments as she wrestles to continue hoping for the happy ending. She encourages readers by living truth, not just sharing truth. Though Katie lives in Africa, h ...more
Sarah Poling
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful is a wonderful book that testifies to wrestling with God in a season that no one would hope for, a time of wonder, grief, death, and struggle, and yet a time where God is present, near, seeing and providing all that is needed, so much that this season could be viewed as a gift and a blessing.

I love the 'feeble words' and stories of Katie Major's daily life parenting 13 girls, helping those who stay with her for a season with
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, top-books
When people would ask me what my favorite book is, as an avid reader I would struggle greatly with the question, but usually end up responding with Kisses From Katie, this author's first book. After reading Daring to Hope, I think it might be my new favorite. Katie's first book came at a time in my life where I needed it, and still holds so much wisdom and truth about serving God and His plan in our lives. This book also came at a time where I needed it. Daring to Hope looks at finding faith and ...more
S.G. Willoughby
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ah! I cried, I smiled, and God used this book for my own heart in so many ways. It was so good. Continuing Katie's story, this book also shares incredibly important lessons... ones that I personally needed to hear. This is one of my new favorites.
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it ❤
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderful! So hard to put down. It reminds us all to step back, leave the busyness that we all fill our day-to-day lives with. Be Still, and wait for God. He will show up, He has a plan, and it will be better than anything we can orchestrate or think up ourselves. It will be magnificent. It may not always be sunshine and roses, but it will always be worth it! Take time to read this book. It will change your life. You will want to share it!

Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to be chosen to read an advance copy of this book before its October release date. I wasn't a huge fan of the entirety of her first book, Kisses from Katie, but I also had to read it from the perspective of a very young woman living a life very far from the norm. I found it inspiring, but also imbued with an overall feeling of "white saviors" in Africa. I am eager to see if she has matured in her writing or if I will have some of the same issues with this book.

I found this
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
"This is the sin of the Israelites, of all humankind, really, this slowness to remember all that He has done as we stare intently at what He hasn't done yet, what He might not do."

"How do I live when I don't see the miracle? When I don't see the ending.... I think of the disciples headed to Emmaus after Jesus' death. I cannot imagine the disappointment they must have felt. They'd left everything they had ever known and spent years of their lives following this man, believing they'd have the happ
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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 or ...more
“When we cannot find joy in our circumstances, we can find joy in God who is unchanged and unchanging. We can rejoice, not in what is going on around or within us, but because God is our strength and He will continue to be.” 26 likes
“Sometimes the things we would never pick for our lives gives us opportunities to receive God's provision, to see Him working in ways we otherwise might not experience.” 7 likes
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