07 March 2013

Outrageous Courage by Kris and Jason Vallotton, Book review

Publisher: Chosen Books (January 1, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0800795542


(From the Back Cover)
Contained in these pages is a story that will change your life.
Consider yourself warned.

Dear Reader,

This is the story of one of the most courageous, radically obedient people we know.

Tracy Evans, a physician assistant, has treated rebel guerillas while captive on an Asian island. She's sipped tea in a Mozambican hut while bullets whistled through the grass walls. She's cared for 900 HIV-positive orphans.

In these pages you will find not only gripping, unembellished true stories of Tracy's exploits around the globe, but the more amazing account of what God can do with--and through--one person's raw faith and obedience.

Tracy's life has had an unbelievable impact on us, our families and our friends. We pray that you, too, will be inspired to radical obedience, faith adventures and wild trust in God's power and purpose for your life.

Put on your seatbelt and let the journey begin!

Love in Christ,
Kris Vallotton
Jason Vallotton

My thoughts:

Based on the synopsis alone, I believe you will agree with me the title was well chosen: 'Outrageous Courage: What God Can Do with Raw Obedience & Radical Faith!  
Kris and Jason Vallotton (Father and Son) write a dramatic story about a real life follower of Christ, following a compelling introduction of Kris' first meeting with Tracy Evans almost thirty years ago. 

A Christian Medical missionary Tracy Evans is indeed a remarkable person if you consider her exodus through 64 countries, from the tough streets of L.A. to North California's mountainous area, the Philippines, Kiribati  and finally the Mozambique bush (see website @ iReachAfrica!) and always making a difference.

But as remarkable as Tracy's story is, I cannot agree with the authors' suggestion we can become just like her 'with a little courage and belief'.
Just a reminder of course: Paul the Apostle teaches (1 Corinthians Chapter 12:8-10) not all of us display the same selfless abilities, and regardless of our courage and beliefs, not all of us can be as passionate as Tracy Evans in our quest to make a difference in the world!

Never the less, this missionary's inspiring deeds are described in such a heartfelt way you know immediately this is a courageous person who systematically walks in Christ's footsteps no matter the hazards. 
Kris and Jason Vallotton shows through this account Evans' work and how her unwavering faith has touched many and relieved suffering and poverty, always in His name.

Understandingly at times sad but always hopeful, this real life account is perhaps not for everyone but worth at  least 4 stars.

Note to readers: Additional information on the Ministries of IReachAfrica can be found (HERE)

About the Authors:

Kris Vallotton (seen above with wife Kathy) is the senior associate leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California; the cofounder and senior overseer of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry; and the bestselling author or coauthor of eight books, including Spirit Wars, Heavy Rain, and The Supernatural Ways of Royalty.

Jason Vallotton is the author of The Supernatural Power of Forgiveness and coauthor of Moral Revolution with his dad, Kris Vallotton. A pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California, he helps oversee the School of Supernatural Ministry. Jason currently serves on the board of Moral Revolution and is a sought-after counselor and speaker.

I received this book free from BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS as part of their blogger review program. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.   

1 comment:

  1. Bonjour Noelle,
    Bonne Fête de 8 mars !!!!

    (j`ai vous ai envoyee une carte par dromader.com) J`espere que vous allez la aimer !!

    Bonne journée!!

    xxx Maria xxx


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