Thursday, September 24, 2009
REVIEW - Fields of the Fatherless
That's not to say that Fields of the Fatherless wasn't good. It's only to say that maybe I shouldn't have read it right after the other one. This is another book that is a wake up call for Christians. The Bible says to care for orphans, widows--"the least of these", yet very few Christians get out there and do it.
I know I need to do better. There were a few dry parts in this book, but there were also a lot of things that were beautifully written. Tom Davis definitely has a heart for orphans and the less fortunate, and it shows through in his writing. I think I enjoyed his more recent book, Red Letters: Living a Faith That Bleeds, a little better, but I would still recommend this if you're dealing with holy discontent. That feeling that there is something more out there for you to be doing. I would rate this 4/5.