“Learning to Love” by Heidi + Rolland Baker, book review
The Bakers have been missionaries since 1995, mostly serving in Mozambique. There they have seen incredible poverty and pain, but also witnessed God’s incredible blessings. In the midst of so much need, it is easy to be overwhelmed, but Heidi has learned to help, just one. And learns to show love in very tangible ways, including:
- Love is Food and Comfort to a 10 year old amputee, abandoned on the side of the road
- Love is a new roof for an elderly widow installed before the rainy season
- Love is sharing hope with the homeless man on your street corner.
Throughout the book the Bakers share miracles that God does in remote villages and crowded cities. They travel the “roads” of the jungle and plant churches every few miles, where ever there are people who will gather to hear the gospel. And during these visits they pray for the needs of the people, often seeing people healed of diseases and deaf ears opened.
The book is a series of short chapters that are easy to read. Could be used for a daily devotional book to learn more about mission work around the world. In addition, it would be a good book to read out loud as a family to raise awareness about missions and missionaries.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Chosen publishers. All opinions expressed are my own.