Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Take Your Best Shot by Austin Gutwein
Note: This book review was done as part of the Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers program. For more information on this program, please click the widget at the side of my blog.
Austin Gutwein tells the story of how he began “Hoops of Hope” to help relieve AIDS victims in Africa. He explains how his dream and vision began, and how he brought it all to fruition, something that many thought a 9-year-old boy could never do. The book also explains more of what is happening in Africa to AIDS victims and what World Vision is doing to help the situation.
This book is one that can be easily read in one sitting or read over a period of time. It is designed for junior higher specifically in mind, but is appropriate for any age. There are several specific African children highlighted in the book and their specific situations are explained, which helps put things into perspective compared to our American culture. Each chapter also ends with a portion of Scripture to read and some questions to meditate on, which is helpful to make the book more impactful. Whether you are looking for a motivating story to inspire you to do something great or for just an encouraging story, showing what God can do, this is a great book!