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A Modern Day Joseph

Monday, October 02, 2006

I just finished one of he best books I've read in awhile. Too Small To Ignore - Why Children Are the Next Big Thing by Wess Stafford is interesting and made me pretty emotional.

Stafford is the director and CEO of Compassion International. His book is the story of his life from growing up as a missionary kid in West Africa, being sent away to a boarding school that was a living hell of physical and sexual abuse, to arriving in America as a teenager to grow up and become the leader of one of the most effective and reputable Christian Aid Organizations in the world.

I had no idea that this book was going to be such an incredible read. I'm really surprised I hadn't heard of it before this past summer. It's challenged my thinking, maybe made me a little smarter, and even made me cry.

Me.

Cry.

Get the book. See how what Satan did to destroy a young life was used by God to save multitudes.

1 comment:

Vicki Small said...

I'm glad you've read Wess's book. I got my copy almost a year ago and read it right away. At the time that I read the really rough part about the school, I was alone in a hotel, away from home, and it's probably just as well. My precious husband would have been terribly concerned when I couldn't quit sobbing for 45 minutes.

Not everyone reacts that strongly, of course, but you're not the first I-never-cry guy to admit to having done just that, while reading this book.

There has to be a special place in hell for people like those who ran that school. And there ought to be a special place in heaven for Wess, his sister, and others who allowed God bring glory to Himself out of that horror.

And, please, God, have special mercy on all those who have lived through such hell and have never been able to rise above it, never found healing through your Spirit.

 

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