Awake by Noel Brewer Yeatts is an interesting book. Sadly, in the end, it did not do enough to keep my interest.
I was intrigued by the premise of the book. Doing a world of good one person at a time sounds great. I think it is a very Biblical concept. When I read about Jesus and His interactions with the world around Him, I see Him continuously focusing on the one individual. The woman at the well is just one example. He would focus all of His attention on changing one life.
Noel Yeatts is a great story teller. In each chapter she opens with a personal snippet and then tells stories of the women and children she encountered in her ministry with World Help, a faith-based humanitarian organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.
While the stories are engaging, in then end it's mostly stories and stats. I am not a fan of how to books but the book could have been better served if she ended the stories with something people could do or get involved in to change a life.
The book does end with a list of sorts but in my opinion it was just to late in the book to make an impact.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. It is available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing group.