When I first saw Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Bryan I read the synopsis and passed. I read another book available from BookLook Bloggers and at some point during that time, Karen Kingsbury, my favorite author of all time, posted a picture on Instagram about Love, Skip, Jump and highly recommended the book. Well, that settled it for me. I knew that my next chance to review a book would be taken on Love, Skip, Jump. Let me just say: I was not disappointed!
Shelene starts the book talking about how she and her husband were living a good life near Los Angeles, California and she was enjoying every moment of it. One night at a dinner party, an acquaintance pointed at two pictures on the fridge that were of orphans Shelene and her family were sponsoring. The acquaintance asked her how she even knew those children were real. Shelene was first defensive and then her head began to spin...how DID she know the children were real?
This one night began a journey that led her to Africa where she met her two sponsored children. On that trip, more happened than she had ever expected. God radically rocked her world about helping those in need. And the best part? He hasn't stopped since then. Shelene tells the story of how she began a non-profit called Skip1.org with the basic principle of giving based on the giver skipping something...a meal, a concert, a bigger house, etc. It's a really neat concept and I hope I get to learn more about the organization.
Shelene is so open and real in the book stating even when she had begun this incredible organization helping those in need in third world country, she still had difficulty helping those in need in her own community.
I loved Shelene's honesty and transparency and I love this book! GO GET IT NOW! :)
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