• Kisses from Katie

  • A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
  • By: Katie Davis, Beth Clark
  • Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,041 ratings)

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Kisses from Katie

By: Katie Davis,Beth Clark
Narrated by: Jaimee Draper
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My life in the red dirt of Uganda...

"Sometimes I want to spend hours talking with my best friends about boys and fashion and school and life. I want to go to the gym; I want my hair to look nice; I want to be allowed to wear jeans. I want to be a normal young woman living in America, sometimes. But I want other things more. All the time. I want to be spiritually and emotionally filled every day. I want to be loved and cuddled by a hundred children and never go a day without laughing. I want to wake up to a rooster’s crow and open my eyes to see lush green trees that seem to pulse with life against a piercing blue sky and the rusty red soil of Uganda. I want to be challenged endlessly. I want to be taught by those I teach, and I want to share God’s love with people who otherwise might not know it. I want to work so hard that I end every day filthy and too tired to move. I want to make some kind of difference, no matter how small, and I want to follow the calling God has placed on my heart. I want to give my life away, to serve the Lord with each breath. At the end of the day, no matter how hard, I want to be right here in Uganda." -Katie Davis

©2011 Katie Davis, Beth Clark (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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This book changed my life!

Wow! Wow! Wow! A must-read folks. Even though I'm much older than she is, I still want to be like Katie when I grow up. :-) Such a wonderful journey and so happy to be educated on how I too can make a difference.

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So beautiful

What made the experience of listening to Kisses from Katie the most enjoyable?

The wonder and love that is contained in every word. I loved the stories of how she came to adopt her children.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katie, hello! I so wanted to do that when I grew up. In another life/time I am Katie. She is so amazing. Hearing how God has worked through her is just awesome.

Have you listened to any of Jaimee Draper’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But I really loved her voice. She did a great job.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

God speaks, Katie listens.

Any additional comments?

So very touching.

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Cried like a little girl

Would you consider the audio edition of Kisses from Katie to be better than the print version?

Didn't read the print...so I can't answer that question.

What did you like best about this story?

It is great to see a real person do what seems to be an impossible task. Many times, Katie's story brought me to tears because of her faith in God to say

What does Jaimee Draper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Being a guy, I would have messed up getting the feminine emotions.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were so many. When you think God can't do anymore with Katie, it happens again and again.

Any additional comments?

To see such a young woman doing the seemingly impossible, is just a wonderful thing to experience what Jesus has done through Katie. As stated in my title, I shed many tears at what she shared with us. This is one of the best inspirational books I have ever read.

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Beautiful story of unconditional love

If you could sum up Kisses from Katie in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, uplifting, amazing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Katie

What does Jaimee Draper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

All the emotions of the beautiful children

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Love and unconditional sacrifice for the lives of children

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This is a life changing story.

There are books that i read that are pure pleasure and there are some books that I read that have such an impact on me that I am forever changed. Kisses from Katie tells of the strength, unconditional love,and sacrifice that God used in this young woman who had a dream to help children in Uganda. Katie demonstrates selfless love that comes with the price of great loss at times and other times has an eternal payoff. This book took me through the whole gamut of emotions. I will listen to it again and again. Another plus is the narrator captures the emotions with realistic emphasis in all the right places.

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A greatly inspiring listen!

If you could sum up Kisses from Katie in three words, what would they be?

Passion, Humility, Christ-likeness

What did you like best about this story?

The dedication and passion of Katie. She doesn't hesitate to talk about her weakness and difficulties, but always is obedient to God's Love in Christ. She is truly an inspiration and and encouragement! The effect of her love towards those orphans can not be measured!

What does Jaimee Draper bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She had a voice that made you believe that it was Katie herself who was reading the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I enjoyed listening to one or two chapters at a time.

Any additional comments?

Recommend this book highly!

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Beautiful soul...

If you could sum up Kisses from Katie in three words, what would they be?

Beautiful, heartwarming and inspirational

What did you like best about this story?

I liked hearing about the lives of the children in Uganda...

Which scene was your favorite?

I think my favorite part was when the Katie took on the first three girls and created a lovely family...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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An Inspiration!

Would you listen to Kisses from Katie again? Why?

Probably not, only because I seldom listen to books twice. But definitely enjoyed the first time around.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the way Katie put her passion into action. Even through opposition, she forged ahead........ stopping for the

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Understanding

If you could sum up Kisses from Katie in three words, what would they be?

Relentless Love Explained

What did you like best about this story?

The story gave me an understanding of why a young woman would journey so far from home to fulfill her life's calling

Which character – as performed by Jaimee Draper – was your favorite?

Katie

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was comfort at knowing a force greater than all of us had led Katie to Uganda.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend to mothers, parents, family of someone who has chosed a life of service.

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Inspiring

This book will be a blessing and an encouragement. The biblical principles are wonderful. I ordered 5 copies of the book after finishing it to distribute as gifts. In addition, the readers voice was pleasant to listen to.

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  • Rosanna
  • 01-30-15

Amazing!

The second time I've read this, always inspiring and incredibly moving, maybe my favourite book.

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  • 05-18-16

Amazing and inspiring account of Katie's work!

An amazing and inspiring account of Katie's work in Uganda! God is still blessing so many lives through this today. See the Amazima web site.

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  • 06-04-23

Inspiring, faith building and expressing God’s heart

This story takes you on a journey with the author- a young lady who loves God and loves others in a real and practical way. The story is inspiring but also a challenge to readers to love God and obey his call on their life. I recommend you read this book and hope you are encouraged to live for Jesus wholeheartedly, as I have been.

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  • D. P. Broadhurst
  • 07-16-18

One of the best audiobooks I have bought

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was tough to listen to at times as we the listeners get a real insight into some of the very difficult and heart-breaking situations that face Katie and her children. However it is remarkable to see how the Lord is doing so much among them and it is truly inspiring regarding what can be done when a person simply says to the Lord "Here I am, use me".
The audio-book is not at all difficult to get into, it is if anything difficult to turn off! Also, the narrator is probably one of the best that I have come across and I listen to a lot of audio-books! If I did not know better I truly would have though that this was the author Katie narrating herself! This felt less like listening to a book and more like just listening in on a conversation.

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  • 08-04-17

A really Inspiring read!!!!

Wow!! What an INSPIRING life! I was amazed how selfless a young lady of 19 years old is loving and helping children in need. Go Katie!!

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  • Tash Mellegers
  • 08-31-18

Wow! Such a powerful book!

This book is powerful! It’s been a book I think I’ve been avoiding to read... I highly recommend if that is you.. just read it!!

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