I first heard of skip1 back in 2011, when Candace Cameron Bure mentioned it as one of her favorite charities in her book, Reshaping It All. So when I had the opportunity to read and review Love, Skip, Jump, written by the skip1 founder, Shelene Bryan, I was slightly familiar with her story and organization. However, I was completely unprepared for the hilarious and heartbreaking stories that would fill Love, Skip, Jump.
A gifted communicator, Shelene shares personal stories and reflections on Scripture in a way that will make you stop and think, but will also motivate you to show love to those around you. Through the silly and serious, Love, Skip, Jump gives a window into the soul of self-professed “Martha”, learning to sit at the feet of the Savior, live with hands wide-open, and love the invisible.
With a strong emphasis on saying yes to God, and putting feet to our faith, Shelene encourages Christians to make sure we don’t waste our lives succeeding at things that don’t matter. I found Love, Skip, Jump to be a beautiful testament to the faithfulness of God, and how He changes us into His image. Filled with Scripture, Love, Skip, Jump motivates the reader to genuinely care for those in need– whether they be the homeless or hospitalized, orphans or widows, in Africa, South Central LA, or your own neighborhood.
Love, Skip, Jump is an encouraging and inspirational read that will make you laugh and cry, and leave you changed. I would give the book an “A”.
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