I AM THAT CHILD CHANGING HEARTS AND CHANGING THE WORLD

AUTHOR Elizabeth Geitz

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing

www.elizabethgeitz.com

ISBN-10:0819227781

ISBN-13: 978-0819227782

ASIN: B0073GJ8Z2

BOOK DESCRIPTION FROM AMAZON

What happens when three American women put their faith into action in a developing nation? In I Am That Child, Episcopal priest Elizabeth Geitz proves that cross-cultural relationships among people of faith can change our world one person at a time. Geitz welcomes readers to join her pilgrimage to an orphanage in Cameroon, sharing both humorous and gut-wrenching wisdom from leaders and children who struggle against AIDS, global poverty and sexism. Along the way, Geitz and readers take a hard look at race and cultural privilege and find hope for reconciliation back home. The book concludes with study and resource guides to help readers engage global poverty efforts and build community across continents or across the street.

MY THOUGHTS

     I AM THAT CHILD CHANGING HEARTS AND CHANGING THE WORLD by author Elizabeth Geitz.  This book is a beautifully written detailed account of Elizabeth’s visit to an orphanage in Cameroon, Africa.  Elizabeth or Mama Lizzie, as she is known by the orphans, is introduced to her “son” Nafi.  Nafi is one of the many orphans at The Good Sheperd Home that is run by Sister Jane Mankaa.  The book is filled with accounts of the trip and has poems and stories from the lives of Sister Jane and the children.  We read of the many problems with AIDS and epilepsy throughout Africa.  We are also given a brief history of the culture and rituals in Africa.  I enjoyed the fact that the author uses notes at the end of each chapter so you are not left wondering about certain words or phrases used in the book.  This is a great book and I recommend it to friends and family who have also traveled to Africa.  I believe the message of this book to be, with faith and prayer you can get through anything that life throws in your way.  This book was received for the purpose of an honest review.

Reviewed by Rae

Rating 4.5

Heat rating mild