I am very passionate about the effects of extreme poverty on mothers and children so when I had a chance to review this book I jumped at the chance. The book left me with a lot of mixed emotions. It is comprised of essays from artists, actors, policy makers, medical professionals, and pastors that were then compiled by Hope Through Healing Hands — a non-profit dedicated to helping women have healthy children. 300,000 die every year in developing countries from complications related to pregnancy and 80% of those deaths are preventable with resources that we are blessed with.
The words that rang truth to me were about how supporting mothers in third world countries was the foundation for creating healthy families that could rise out of poverty. The struggle I have is with the conflicting solutions. And from the moment I opened this book I felt an uncomfortable tension between the words on the pages and the underlying message. I would be careful if you choose to read this and be mindful that the contributors to the book may have beliefs that are not founded in biblical truth. Bottom line: read at your own risk and maybe seek out other sources to get additional info.
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