Friday, November 18, 2011

The House of Hope

The House of Hope

by Elisabeth Gifford

From the back of the book:

In 1998 Robin and Joyce Hill gave up their wealthy expatriate life in China to take sick and abandoned orphans into their home. With their two youngest children the couple moved into a small apartment miles outside Beijing, setting up the first cot in their dining room.

In October 2000 Hope Foster Home received its first tiny children. All had been abandoned and many needed urgent surgical assistance. As news spread, so help arrived, along with more orphans. Before long directors of Child Welfare Institutes across China were asking Robin and Joyce to step in. 

To date Robin and Joyce and their dedicated team have rescued over 1000 children. 

This book was so inspiring. Knowing that the Hills helped and are still helping so many children is amazing to me. I have to admit I did not read the whole book because I had a bit of a hard time getting into the story. I think if it had been written in first person - at least some portions of it - it would have been more enjoyable to read, and more personal. That being said, I still think the story is amazing and the Hills' ministry is worthwhile for many people to read about. 

One hundred percent of proceeds of this book go to fund the work at Hope Foster Home. You can visit the website here. Also, click here to learn more about how you can get a $50 Amazon gift card and $50 in your name to Hope Foster Home!

About the author:

Elisabeth Gifford is a journalist who has written for the London Times and the Independent Newspapers. She lives in Kingston, England, and teaches children with dyslexia.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from LitFuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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