Book Review: Giving Hope An Address by Julie Wilkerson Klose
Giving Hope An Address is a wonderfully inspirational book for those who want to deepen their belief in the power of prayer or for those who merely want to read a true account of what commitment and dedication are able to produce, when a person’s heart is deeply moved to action.
For the reader who appreciates and enjoys a wonderful, pleasantly true story, Giving Hope An Address shares the true story of brothers David and Don Wilkerson, Founders of Teen Challenge. It outlines in gracious detail what pierced their hearts “at the beginning” and how those events brought about the creation of Teen Challenge.
Giving Hope An Address is filled with well chosen quotes from those who were actually involved in the day to day building of a program which has served and saved so many for decades. It allows the reader to not only see the inner struggles of what goes into making a dream to help others a reality, but also the inner spiritual struggles of those called to be the instruments of construction for places of refuge, such as Teen Challenge.
Although Giving Hope An Address is not a book specifically on prayer, for Believers who read the Wilkerson’s story, it offers hope for their personal prayer life. With each passing chapter you see the struggle of hearts who believe they have had a calling placed upon their hearts, yet live in a reality of sometimes unsettled knowledge of whether the calling is real and wondering if this is truly the path for them to follow. It is a very well written, open, and sincere account of a family who wanted to not only serve and help others whom they didn’t know, but also respond faithfully to a calling of God deeply embedded in their hearts.
Giving Hope An Address will inspire those who believe God puts callings of all sizes on each of our hearts, to fight through the doubt, fear, pain and desire to stop working, and to continue the pursuit, whatever it may be. Julie Wilkerson Klose is a gifted writer, whose desire to share her family’s legacy with the world, is an immeasurable gift to us all.
You can find Julie’s book HERE at Amazon.
(Editor’s note: All of us at PolitiChicks are extremely proud of Julie Klose, who is one of our original PolitiChicks contributors!)