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Cathy Liggett » Beaded Hope
For more information about Beaded Hope please visit www. Your email address will not be published. What is Beaded Hope? What does Beaded Hope do? The supporting characters in this book were amazing!
I found myself shedding tears from one of their storylines and inspired by the countless others. Some of the book was a bit predictable mainly the end to Gabby's storyline , but it didn't dampen my enjoyment of this book or its characters mainly Cassandra, who I found hilarious. So, in the end, I enjoyed reading Beaded Hope. It did drag a bit in the middle, it picked right back up after that. This was a great inspiring novel about the good of the human spirit and about what comes from helping one another. Mar 16, Cindy rated it it was amazing.
Three women and one teenager, bound together by a mission trip to South Africa. Beaded Hope is a book inspired by a nonprofit organization by the same name. Gabrielle, a children's minister at Graceview Church, a young woman with a deep love of children, who has struggled with infertility issues all of her married life. Cassandra, an aging news anchor, desperate to keep her job and looking for a story that will be a heart grabber. Heidi, a young widow and her teenage stepdaughter Katie, both strug Three women and one teenager, bound together by a mission trip to South Africa.
Heidi, a young widow and her teenage stepdaughter Katie, both struggling since their husband and dad passed away. What could these women possibly have in common and how in the world did they end up on a mission trip to South Africa together? Paired up with this unlikely mission team, they are quickly becoming friends and each team member, even the South Africans find themselves ministering to the other.
A wonderful story of love, hope and redemption, you will not want to put this book down till you finish it. I cried and laughed along as I read, most definitely a book to keep in your permanent library. Jun 16, Aimee rated it really liked it Shelves: The women each sign up for the trip for selfish reasons and end up being humbled and moved by the people they meet. Through their word with others who have so much less than they do, they realize that they need to learn to let go and rely on God and have faith in his plans for us. I love Christian fiction, the stories are a way for us to learn how to live as a Christian in an entertaining way.
This books tells a good story; I really wanted to know what happened to the women, but more than that it had a good lesson. It also told the story of the people of South Africa in a way that allowed us to truly imagine the roughness of life there. We have all heard the facts, but reading a story about individuals allows us to truly empathize. Beaded Hope is a real organization. Apr 04, Kimberly rated it really liked it.
After winning this book as a First Read, I sat down and read over half of the book the first night - I just could not put it down!
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Although I'm really not into "inspirational" stories, there was enough true-life detail and well thought out characters to make this an excellent book, and one that I will certainly recommend to others. It was less a story about a trip to Africa than a story of four women finding out who they truly are, just happening to be together in South Africa.
This book does ha After winning this book as a First Read, I sat down and read over half of the book the first night - I just could not put it down! This book does have a very mild Christian influence, but I do not think a person of another religion would be put off by reading it - I love how each woman tells her own story, and without a single narrator, any of the views expressed would belong only to that single character's personality.
Yes, this is an "awakening" type story for the four main characters, but it is also a tribute to the women of South Africa who alone are helping their children and other, orphaned children survive with a positive attitude through enormous amounts of sickness and death. Jan 10, Joyce rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett deals with the strong emotional struggles of 3 women and a teenage girl who all go on a mission trip to South Africa. Two of the women go with all the wrong motives but all four of these characters undergo transforming changes in their life perspectives through their experiences with a group of South African women they meet.
The reader is shown not only the tragic circumstances of a group of women being cared for through a hospice organizat A fantastic book! The reader is shown not only the tragic circumstances of a group of women being cared for through a hospice organization for women with AIDS but also the courage and faith these women exhibit in their circumstances. There are so many themes in this bookthe grief of a woman who desperately wants to have children and is unable to do so, a mother dealing with the loss of her husband and her stepdaughter's rebellion, a teenage girl coping with the loss of a father and an unexpected pregnancy, and a woman traumatized by her past who is struggling who has put her career before everything and everyone.
A pervasive theme in the book is the one of faith and trusting in God to meet our needs. Feb 03, Kathy rated it it was amazing. Beaded Hope is the story of four women who went on a mission trip to South Africa. Each of them taking this trip to get away. Once there they learned many of the women they were helping were infected with the aids virus and raising children. They saw the women's deep faith in God and determination to care for their family all while being sick. When theses mothers succumbed to their illness the children were taken in by other mothers or raised by siblings.
The four women helped start a non for pr Beaded Hope is the story of four women who went on a mission trip to South Africa. The four women helped start a non for profit by selling jewelry made by the South African women to help them support their families. This book was wonderful. They also spoke about Beaded Hope's mission and the women it helps.
Their stories were very inspiring and full of hope. Apr 03, Kathy rated it really liked it. Beaded Hope is about women helping women-- the wrong assumption is that the American women are going to go help those in Africa, when in fact the African women help the Americans far more. The American women heading off on a missions trip to South Africa: Gabby, fleeing the pain of fertility and miscarriages and a hurting marriage. Heidi and her daughter Katie, hiding the secret of teen pregnancy that has ostracized them at home.
Cassandra, an 'aging' reporter hoping for the big story that will r Beaded Hope is about women helping women-- the wrong assumption is that the American women are going to go help those in Africa, when in fact the African women help the Americans far more. Cassandra, an 'aging' reporter hoping for the big story that will rejuvenate her career.
The African women have deep faith and a passion to help others transforms their lives. Mama Penny, loved by all - does all - a Mother Theresa of Africa. Jaleela, AIDS infected with two beautiful children, looking for a way to help her community by selling beaded jewelry to people in the United States. Mar 12, Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's fast-paced and full of suspense. I was quickly engaged by the realistic characters and their realistic struggles, and I cared about what happened to them.
The world-building was excellent and brought everything especially South Africa alive in my imagination. Most of the main characters were Christians. There was some God-talk and praying, but no preaching at the reader. Unless you're strongly anti-God, you proba "Beaded Hope" was a well-written and enjoyable inspirational general fiction. Unless you're strongly anti-God, you probably won't be bothered by the religious content of this novel. There was no sex and no bad language. The novel was a bit of a tear-jerker--what happened to the characters made me cry--but it was also full of hope.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this well-written novel. This book was a review copy sent to me by the publisher. Feb 17, Loraine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Four women each beset by their own problems including a mother and a teenage daughter set out for South Africa on a church sponsored mission trip. This trip will bind their hearts and souls forever to the women of South Africa as well as one another. This book gives the reader an inside glimpse at the life and trials of South African women and their children as they fight and try to survive the AIDS pandemic.
Be sure to have a Kleenex handy but this book is well worth the read. Makes me now wan Four women each beset by their own problems including a mother and a teenage daughter set out for South Africa on a church sponsored mission trip. Makes me now want to find out what I can do to help these South African women and children. Ligget's characters are well written and even though they are Christians all at varying stages of their faith walk they come through loudly warts and all. Feb 21, Julie Akeman rated it it was amazing. I was reading this book at work and there were times when I was afraid I was going to start bawling cause there were so many heartwrenching moments, but this was an excellent read.
Four women, one was a teen, go to South Africa on a Mission trip in the Spring. They each had their own selfish reason for going but when they connect with each other and with the African women they grow in ways they never knew was possible. Keep some tissues nearby if you are sensitive to stories like this one. Enjoy I was reading this book at work and there were times when I was afraid I was going to start bawling cause there were so many heartwrenching moments, but this was an excellent read.
Now I want to read a set of books that take place in Africa, gonna have to add them to my list here. Apr 27, Freda Mans-Labianca rated it really liked it. This was a truly inspiring book. I knew from the moment I picked it up, that I would have a hard time putting it down.
That's just what happened too! I finished it in a few hours! We often hear of such heartbreaking stories and wonder how people can be so good through so little, the answer is always LOVE. You learn that once again with this story of these women and their journey to South Africa. It makes you wish you had your own triumphant battle of overcoming the odds.
Generally we are ordinary This was a truly inspiring book. Generally we are ordinary people. So we look up to the stories of extraordinary from little or nothing. Kudos to the author for sharing this story, adapted from their own experiences. Mar 30, Sherry Conrad rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this- while a departure from my usual style, it was uplifting and you really got to know the women as they got to know each other on the mission trip.
I only gave it 4 stars because it was a little predictable, especially the ending and there were times I wanted to slap a couple of the ladies. That being said, the bonds they formed rang true and I love that it is based loosely on an organization that you can help out the women of Africa- I absolutely LOVE hand up not hand out prog I really enjoyed this- while a departure from my usual style, it was uplifting and you really got to know the women as they got to know each other on the mission trip.
That being said, the bonds they formed rang true and I love that it is based loosely on an organization that you can help out the women of Africa- I absolutely LOVE hand up not hand out programs and that's just what this is. Apr 21, Becky Ahrendsen rated it liked it. Cool to see the journey of these women, - one pregnant teen and her mom, one unable to have a child and unsure of her marriage, one "famous" career broadcaster, and the people they met and how it changed their lives.
May 26, Judy Roumillat rated it really liked it Shelves: Story of a group of women who went on a mission trip because it was the thing to do in their church. Each one of the ladies was marvelously changed by the experience and their interaction with the women they met who were making beads which were to be sold in the US to benefit their families. I was moved by the story and the spiritual growth of the "missionary team". Apr 07, Anne rated it really liked it. Joined a book club at the library and this is book 2. Found it hard to get into.
Put it down after the first chapter or so and until the librarian mentioned how often it's used as a book club book, got new interest and picked it back up. After all, it was the topic of the April meeting, right? Well worth picking back up. Take the time to read. Life is indeed a journey--for all of us, whether you ever travel across the world or stay close to home.
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Jul 14, Marnie rated it it was amazing. This story, inspired in part by a trip made by the author, is awesome. It digs into the egocentric lives of four women who are each struggling with different challenges. The women embark on a mission trip to South Africa a real place with a real mission and it changes their lives.
Hoop Geloof en Liefde,dat is waar het in dit boek zeker om gaat. Wat een prachtig boek is dit,het gaat zeker in mijn top tien. Dit boek zit zo vol liefde dat je het constant met kippevel zit te lezen. Zodra je aan dit boek begint ben je gewoon verkocht want het laat je gewoon niet meer los.
Vier vrouwen die in Afrika armoede en ziektes leren kennen,maar bovenal de liefde. Oct 16, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a great inspirational read that was inspired by an actual nonprofit organization called Beaded Hope. The Beaded Hope website has information on the organization as well as items for sale made by these South African women.
Apr 25, Micki added it. Even though Liggett based this book on real experiences, she wrote it with love, heartbreak, and joy.
I was drawn into the lives of these four women. I could predict the ending, but still was in wonder and tears at how it turned out. Her descriptions brought my imagination to see the places and people described.
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It really brings to the reader the reality of mission work. Apr 02, Mary rated it liked it. It was inspired by a nonprofit organization of the same name. May 15, Joan rated it it was amazing. This is an inspirational story of a group of women with their different person issues. A mission trip to Africa brings all things into perspective and they are all positively changed by the lives of the African women and their hope in God!