Love has a Face
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 - 2:23 PM CST
How does a white woman, born without her left hip, leg and kidney, survive in Sudan, Africa? Author of Love has a Face, Michele Perry not only survives but thrives through her ministry, dependent on the One who called her there.
Michele shares many different stories of testimonies all around Sudan and even takes us to her ministry in India. The miracles God bestows to others through Michele are truly powerful.
The missionary witnesses an elderly woman, partially crippled, rejoice as her worn-out knee is healed almost immediately. Another woman, almost blind, can see clearly after Michele touches her eyes and prays. Another is bent over with scoliosis (spinal disease), causing extreme back pain. After God's intense healing (Michele describes literal currents flowing out of her hand), the woman's spine was not only straightened but replaced with a new one.
Michele writes simply and without reservation, fitting her humble spirit. She spends little time talking about her "disability" because to Michele it's not even a question as to whether that should be holding her back from ministering to others.
This a great book for those looking for direction or needing encouragement. Michele's testimonies tell the story of someone whose absolute dependence on God ultimately gave her success and satisfaction in ways she never would have dreamed.
Pros: Passionate testimonies told in a simple, humble narrative.
Cons: Michele is vague in describing childhood memories, giving a fuzzy picture of her background.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars