Thursday, September 17, 2009

Love Has a Face ~ by Michele Perry

This is an AMAZING book! Once in a while, a book enters your life that shakes and challenges you, and will even change you if you let it. This is one of those books. One single, white, one-legged woman answers God’s call to go to Sudan and serve with love. She does so with an enormous amount of faith, carrying a message of hope and God’s love to a people who’ve known nothing but war, tragedy and pain. Many years ago, her everyday prayer became, Jesus, let me love with Your love, and see with Your eyes. And that is exactly what she does.

Her journey could not be accomplished without an exceedingly deep relationship with, intense love for, and unshakeable faith in Jesus. Like many missionaries, she has had personal experience with miracles many of us (especially in the Western world) simply never even consider. She has had numerous personal visitations from Jesus, and while it may be easy to discount the authenticity of these experiences, it is also easy to see how she could not do what she does without the authority and strength of Jesus being anointing her to do so. She has shown many that hate, evil and darkness cannot stand up against true, pure love.

Like another book I reviewed (The Hole in the Gospel), this is a life-changing, must read type of book.


Love Has a Face: Mascara, a Machete and One Woman’s Miraculous Journey with Jesus in Sudan
By Michele Perry

Unforgettable Memoir of a Woman Bringing the Love of Jesus to the Orphans of Sudan

Termites for dinner. Bombs in the backyard. A nation torn by decades of war still on the brink. Can one life really make a difference here?

Born without her left hip and leg, Michele Perry is no stranger to seeming impossibilities. So when she arrived in war-torn Southern Sudan--with little more than her faith in God's promises--she did what everyone told was crazy: she opened a home for orphaned children in the middle of guerilla warfare territory and has now become "mama" to over one hundred little lives.

With a deft pen, she recounts unforgettable stories of life in the bush, stories that capture the reader with the stark realities of living in a war zone—and the power of God's love to transform them. Her own story is just as compelling as the ministry she is living. From working in the slums of India to finding her home in war-ravaged Africa, her life has been a journey deeper into the supernatural power of God.

Captivatingly honest, readers will be swept up in one woman's poignant, spellbinding journey of love and the glimpses of God's tender grace and mercy in the midst of a broken and hurting world.

Michele has a Love Has a Face blog I would encourage you to visit from time to time.


  1. I would love to read this Lauryn! Sign me up.

  2. I think God's trying to send me a message. The last 3 books I've picked up to read have been about missionaries. This one looks incredible too.
    Jessica H

  3. Only if we can be just an ounce of courage as this woman of God has; what miracles we all would see. He has chosen a handful of saints through His obedience to do His work.

  4. How did you get involved in reviewing for Baker Books? This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Sounds like a good one!