Monday, May 13, 2013

Wonderful book about truly being on mission!

REVIEW: Sent: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God’s Greater Purpose by Hilary Alan

couldn't put this book down.  I was swept away by Hilary’s story and her relational writing style.

Here is a family who has gone against the American norm—sold their nice house and belongings, left their big important jobs, and pretty much gave up everything.  They did this because they were “Sent” by God on a mission bigger than themselves.  It was radical, and people thought they were crazy, but they were simply doing what God told them to do.  They were sent to Southeast Asia as representatives and followers of Jesus Christ.

Hilary’s story was encouraging, uplifting, and hard, but all worth it to minister to where she and her family were called. Reading, I found my own testimony and call intertwined with theirs, and I believe others will as well.

For those who desire for God to speak to them, who want to be called by God to do something big in this life, read this book!  While God might not send you to Southeast Asia, if you are willing, He will send you somewhere do to something great for His glory.  You just need to be like Hilary—open to the calling, open to the sending, and open to obedience.

You can view a short video about Hilary’s story at

*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this unbiased review.

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