Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes to God

Kay Warren, Author . Zondervan $21.99 (255p) ISBN 978-0-310-25890-2

Warren, wife of megachurch pastor and bestselling author Rick Warren (The Purpose-Driven Life ), traces her transformation from housewife to international HIV/AIDS advocate. Moved by a news article about AIDS, Warren made a life-changing visit to Africa in 2003. In this book, she tells stories of the world's great tragedies (HIV/AIDS, the genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia, sex slavery, orphaned children and deep poverty) through the lens of her travels. Warren challenges readers to engage with devastating situations and surrender themselves to loving others—particularly those who may be considered outcasts—in the name of Christ. She describes being “gloriously ruined” by her close knowledge of these tragic situations, having previously been unaware or simply too busy raising a family to realize what was happening in the world. . The book lacks practical suggestions for readers, demonstrating an unexpected emphasis on Warren herself and the “miracle” God has made of her life. At times this comes across as self-serving, especially in the midst of so much tragedy. No doubt readers will be inspired by Warren's considerable passion for the hurting world, though it remains unclear exactly what to do about it. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 09/24/2007
Release date: 11/01/2007
Genre: Nonfiction
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