This is an amazing book about how God uses people who totally trust him! Their ministry did not turn out as they had initially envisioned. Instead, God turned it into something far greater than they could ever dream! We serve an amazing God!
Success, in our culture, is based on how much we earn, how much we own, and how important people think we are. Levi and his family left this culture, and dove head first into the Ethiopian world. In doing so, they found freedom and renewed purpose in saving the children, Mingi, who were doomed to die because of superstition. They also came to realize that God had a greater purpose for their lives, and that Ethiopia was now their forever home.
Great story about how God can use anyone. Very inspiring. The narrator was perfect for the book.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
I listened to this book because it was a book club's selection. I always enjoy personal narratives. This story is told by Levi Benkert as seen through his eyes only. However, I think the story would have been stronger if I could have heard his wife's and family's perspectives as well.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
It's not the ending that's a shocker but the opening description of the horrors of infant genocide practiced in Ethiopia.
Was No Greater Love worth the listening time?
Yes, the book stimulated a great book club conversation and unquestionably Levi Benkert has a heart for God and the people of Ethiopia.
Any additional comments?
A great true story for any book club.