Thursday, June 11, 2009


Yep, you read that right. Today I received a copy of orphan advocate Tom Davis' latest book and first novel, SCARED.

Here's what some reviewers are saying about this book that's set in Swaziland, Africa and portrays the orphan crisis happening there:

"Well done, Tom. Thanks for daring to put down in novel form the issues that break God's heart" ----Seth Barnes, CEO of AIM (Adventures in Missions) and author of The Art of Listening Prayer

"Tom Davis weaves his heart for orphans onto every page. The journey of Scared might lead you on a journey of your own - helping the orphans among us."
- Karen Kingsbury, New York Times best-selling author of Every Now and Then and Take One

"With unflinching detail, Tom Davis uncovers the atrocity of the African AIDS epidemic and God's impossible triumph in its midst. Both sweeping in scope and intimate expression, Scared leaves the reader with one burning question: How can I help?"
- Matt Bronleewe, author of Illuminated and House of Wolves

"Tom Davis' first novel, Scared, is a startling beauty-for-ashes tale that takes readers on a journey to Swaziland and introduces them to the least of these Jesus speaks about in Matthew 25. You can't help but be changed by this heartbreaking, hope-fueling, oh-so-real story."
- Claudia Mair Burney, author of Zora and Nicky (and my sweet, sweet friend!)

So click on over to or Barnes and Noble's website, drive over to Borders, or get on the phone with a Christian Book Distributors customer service rep...whatever way you do it, get a copy of SCARED! And be prepared to have your life changed.

By the way, Tom is the CEO of Children's HopeChest---the group we traveled to Swaziland with last year. To find out more about their amazing ministry to orphans, visit their website:

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