Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes" by Shelene Bryan" is the story of how one woman decided to step out of her comfort zone and start saying yes more often. Throughout the book, Shelene takes us on an incredible journey! The title of her book gives us just a small glimpse into what her story is all about.

"Love" stands for her favorite Bible verse: John 3:16. "For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only Son..." Shelene believes that giving always follows loving.

"Skip" demonstrates the act of giving. Shelene's idea is to skip something that we would normally do or buy and instead donate that time or money to someone who really needs it instead.

"Jump" has a more obvious definition. :) Meaning to jump at opportunities that God presents us with!

I found this book to be an impressively inspiring read. Shelene actually lives what she speaks. It all started one night when Shelene was throwing a party. One of her friends noticed pictures on her fridge of children that Shelene was sponsoring in Africa. Her friend said "How do you even know those children are real? How do you know you're not paying for some 40-year-old guy's Porsche?" Shelene couldn't get the idea out of her head so she did the craziest thing she had ever done. She packed her bags and hopped on a plane to go meet her two sponsored kids! What follows is her amazing story of Love, Giving, and Jumping.

I think everyone could learn something from Shelene's story. It's easy to think you can change the world, but quite another to actually set out to do it. I rate this book as 5 stars.

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