Thursday, March 14, 2013
Outrageous Courage by Kris and Jason Vallotton
Read the first few chapters Here.
This is the story of one of the most courageous, radically obedient people we know.
Tracy Evans, a physician assistant, has treated rebel guerrillas while captive on an Asian island. She's sipped tea in a Mozambican hut while bullets whistled through the grass walls. She's cared for 900 HIV-positive orphans.
In these pages you will find not only gripping, un-embellished true stories of Tracy's exploits around the globe, but the more amazing account of what God can do with--and through--one person's raw faith and obedience.
Outrageous Courage by Kris and Jason Vallottan tells the amazing story of God's work in the life of Tracy Evans and how she in turn uses her life to spread the Gospel and God's love to unreached people. This book covers the life of Tracy from her perspective after the introductory chapter where Kris relates to the reader when he met Tracy. The next chapter tells of an event in Tracy's later life when Tracy was in a dangerous situation in the Philippine islands. The rest of the book then follows a chronological path from Tracy's childhood to her current work in Africa with young orphans. Tracy had a rough childhood, but once she became a Christian, she never stopped speaking the Truth of the Gospel. I enjoyed and was convicted in Outrageous Courage as Tracy revealed the weaknesses that she had to work through as she grew to understand more of God's love and developed a deeper relationship with her Heavenly Father. I was inspired by the trust and faith she placed in Christ and the radical courage that God then gave her as she spoke the truth and ministered to others all over the world. I agreed with Tracy's views on the love of God and the Gospel. However, some of the smaller theological points that she made I found that I did not agree with her reasoning. These differences are only small denominational differences though and does not lessen overall truth of the Gospel that Tracy relates through her words and actions in this book. Overall, I found Outrageous Courage to be a very interesting, convicting, and powerful book of a woman who trusts God and lives her life to bring glory to God alone.
I received this book for free from Baker Publishers division of Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.