Best Read [JohnDonnelly] ✓ A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa || [Crime Book] PDF ✓


  • Title: A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa
  • Author: JohnDonnelly
  • ISBN: 9780807001325
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover

  • American Christians, veteran reporter John Donnelly has discovered, are an ever increasing source of aid in Africa, with some experts estimating that U.S churches supply resources to Africa than USAID In A Twist of Faith, he tells the unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled one such American Christian to travel to Africa and open a school for childreAmerican Christians, veteran reporter John Donnelly has discovered, are an ever increasing source of aid in Africa, with some experts estimating that U.S churches supply resources to Africa than USAID In A Twist of Faith, he tells the unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled one such American Christian to travel to Africa and open a school for children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic David Nixon, a carpenter from North Carolina who had lived through his share of trouble, knew nothing about the small, land locked African country of Malawi But after having a religious awakening and hearing about a preacher s efforts to aid its impoverished and beleaguered citizens, he raises money from his church and sets off to do what so many well intentioned Americans of faith do in Africa build an orphanage But as his plans are beset with difficulties, Nixon slowly comes to realize that helping others requires listening to and learning from them And that means changing his preconceived ideas of what the Malawians need and how he can best serve them A Twist of Faith is the story of one man who, despite personal struggles, a profound cultural gap, the corruption of local officials, and the heartbreak of losing an orphan he comes to love, saves himself by saving others in a place nothing like home Nixon s story is representative of a growing trend the thousands of American Christians who are impassioned donors of time, money, and personal energy, devoted to helping African children.
    JohnDonnelly
    John Donnelly is a vice president and senior editor at Burness Communications, working on its global health and science team He writes for a variety of publications in a variety of ways, producing everything blogs to books He is the author of A Twist of Faith An American Christian s Quest to Help Orphans in Africa and he is a regularly contributor to GlobalPost He was a staff writer for the Boston Globe, Miami Herald and Associated Press, reporting from nearly 100 countries He has focused on global health issues for the last 15 years, including opening the Globe s first Africa bureau and covering the politics and policies of health from Washington.At Burness, John works primarily on the Global Health and Science team across a variety of projects in health and agriculture He also assists our Health Policy and Public Health teams, writing about U.S health and health care issues, working as an editor to our younger writers, and serving as a media trainer in our Health and Science Advocacy Institut


    Commentaires:

    James
    Maybe it is the unknown. Or maybe it is the images we all have seen of starving children with their sunken eyes and distended bellies, but nothing seems to pull at the heartstrings of the Christian community more than the plight of orphans in Africa. This is especially true when you consider the reality of war, drought and an AIDS epidemic which is ravishing the continent. Many American do-gooders have gone to Africa, see the need, and feel compelled to take action. They send money, start orphan [...]

    Jung Sun
    This is a very good headway of seeing mission trips and aiding orphans from a different angle. This is good considering how Africa is at the forefront of people's minds these days, whether it's for mission works or to adopt a child. Donnelly writes in a style of intermixing journalist facts and figures with the personal account of one American Christian who goes to Africa wanting to do some good. I found the book really informative. The mystery of behind-the-scenes of mission trips, or any good [...]

    M_h_w
    Talk to anyone who identifies as a Christian and you’ll likely hear stories of travels to other places to help those in need (i.e mission trips) and/or a desire to help others–particularly children who have no families to call their own. It’s the reason many people travel to other countries and spend time in orphanages–or send money to other countries to build an orphanage or a school or some other likely much needed outpost for a marginalized part of the population.Those same people wil [...]

    Dave McNeely
    The true story of David Nixon (Monroe, NC), a USAmerican Christian who felt called to help the poor of Malawi, and how his journey to help reflects the larger struggles of the developed world as they seek to help the developing world. A sympathetic and informative portrait of both one man's story and the larger issues that feed into his story and those of many Christians seeking to help others in diverse cultures.

    Becky
    This was a quick read about an American as well as groups trying to give aid to Africa. What Africa really needs & what we as Americans think they need can be very different. The author covered strengths & weaknesses of various charities. He was even-handed in how he reported.

    Pat
    Very interesting-certainly makes you think about how you want your money spent. I wish he had talked a bit more about efforts that are more helpful. Something about the tone of his writing rather made me a little depressed. Still, well worth reading-highly recommended.

    Carolyn
    Spoke to me.

    Donald
    A good primer on some of the complications associated with trying to help AIDS orphans in Africa. Read more here: bubsblurbs/?p=1531

    Carol
    Interesting read about non-profits and how their money, etc affects Africa. Parts were slow reading at times.

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