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“He would lock me in a small room with the animals. Days turned into weeks, and my stomach would growl. He never gave me enough to eat,” said Nadish. “Weeks turned into months, and my body would ache. The work was hard, and there was never enough time to rest. Months turned into years, and I began to think that this would never end.” But through a miraculous event, Nadish f “He would lock me in a small room with the animals. Days turned into weeks, and my stomach would growl. He never gave me enough to eat,” said Nadish. “Weeks turned into months, and my body would ache. The work was hard, and there was never enough time to rest. Months turned into years, and I began to think that this would never end.” But through a miraculous event, Nadish found his way back into the loving embrace of his mother. Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s book, No Longer a Slumdog, unveils the true-life accounts of many of South Asia’s children, like Nadish. The message hits hard. He speaks of “winds of change” and a powerful move of God. The children’s stories tell of going from a life of heartache and poverty to finding joy, laughter and a bright future. Despite the affliction these children face, Yohannan shows us there’s opportunity for change as many find new life in God’s redeeming love. No Longer a Slumdog inspires faith that a better tomorrow is truly possible.


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“He would lock me in a small room with the animals. Days turned into weeks, and my stomach would growl. He never gave me enough to eat,” said Nadish. “Weeks turned into months, and my body would ache. The work was hard, and there was never enough time to rest. Months turned into years, and I began to think that this would never end.” But through a miraculous event, Nadish f “He would lock me in a small room with the animals. Days turned into weeks, and my stomach would growl. He never gave me enough to eat,” said Nadish. “Weeks turned into months, and my body would ache. The work was hard, and there was never enough time to rest. Months turned into years, and I began to think that this would never end.” But through a miraculous event, Nadish found his way back into the loving embrace of his mother. Dr. K.P. Yohannan’s book, No Longer a Slumdog, unveils the true-life accounts of many of South Asia’s children, like Nadish. The message hits hard. He speaks of “winds of change” and a powerful move of God. The children’s stories tell of going from a life of heartache and poverty to finding joy, laughter and a bright future. Despite the affliction these children face, Yohannan shows us there’s opportunity for change as many find new life in God’s redeeming love. No Longer a Slumdog inspires faith that a better tomorrow is truly possible.

57 review for No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis

  1. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Vellacott

    I HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THIS AUTHOR AND THE MINISTRY OF GFA, I AM CURRENTLY RESEARCHING THEM...... The author came to preach at my church in England about 10 years ago. I was convicted and challenged along with many others that day. His passion for reaching the lost and dying world with the saving message of hope in Jesus is contagious. I subsequently read his free book Revolution in World Missions and later went to the field myself. Gospel for Asia--the Christian mission fo I HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THIS AUTHOR AND THE MINISTRY OF GFA, I AM CURRENTLY RESEARCHING THEM...... The author came to preach at my church in England about 10 years ago. I was convicted and challenged along with many others that day. His passion for reaching the lost and dying world with the saving message of hope in Jesus is contagious. I subsequently read his free book Revolution in World Missions and later went to the field myself. Gospel for Asia--the Christian mission founded by the author focuses on using indigenous people to take the Gospel to their own. The principle is that these people already know the culture and language, they have a heart for their fellow citizens and of course, the whole procedure is cheaper. Whilst I do not agree that we should abandon cross-cultural missions completely, the author's principle is a good one. This book is effectively attempting to raise the plight of the Dalits or Untouchables in India. The caste system is still in operation in many localities despite efforts to eradicate and life is hopeless for many born into this situation who are treated as little more than slum-dogs. The author tells stories of hope found in the midst and offers suggestions for help generally through giving financially or sponsoring a child. GFA sets up Bridge of Hope centres providing education, resources, basic food, clothing and shelter to children in crisis. They assess the needs of a community and seek to meet them practically to obtain an audience for the Gospel. But the author remains keen not to lose the central message in a social Gospel I believe, we must do all we can to alleviate pain and suffering in those around us. This sort of concern for others is a natural fruit of the Gospel. But we must never minister to someone physical needs at the expense of preaching Christ. This is the author's second free book which you can obtain from the GFA website if you are interested in learning more about this mission.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Karina

    I thank the author for making people aware of the horrors going on in the world. It made me sad and I would really love to mail all my gently used clothes, mine and kids, to his foundation and send a package of food but I also realize there are too many people out there needing lots of help. I once heard J.O.B mean Just Over Broke and i have come to realize this is true. How many of us, if we lost our jobs today (without the help of your parents) wouldn't scramble to pay the mortgage and rent an I thank the author for making people aware of the horrors going on in the world. It made me sad and I would really love to mail all my gently used clothes, mine and kids, to his foundation and send a package of food but I also realize there are too many people out there needing lots of help. I once heard J.O.B mean Just Over Broke and i have come to realize this is true. How many of us, if we lost our jobs today (without the help of your parents) wouldn't scramble to pay the mortgage and rent and if you couldn't find another job soon you would be out in the street? We are all stuck in a caste system, some not as blatant as others. How many rich look down on the poor with disgust and pity, no matter what country you are from? This is the way of our sick world. India just seems to have more drastic poor and drastic rich, not much of a middle class. I appreciate the message especially considering how much God has blessed me and my family. I went into this book thinking it was a memoir or a novel and it was just full of facts and information, especially about his charity. Thank God for people like Yohannan, there's definitely a place for him in Heaven. Not a bad thing to endorse the charity but I like me a good heartfelt story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Allyson

    I liked it and it was interesting but instead of personal accounts and how his group saved these kids, it was more like a 200 page commercial for "Save the Children." I thought the push at the end for "$35 a month" on every page was a little much. They could have said if you want to help, go to this website or something a little more subdued. I felt at times like I was reading a fundraising pamphlet.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Cox

    by Andrea Renee Cox No Longer a Slumdog was an eye-opening book about the children of India who live in the slums. It's heartbreaking to hear about the atrocities committed against these innocents. It really makes me treasure the blessings God has bestowed upon me and appreciate even more the opportunities to help the people around me. This book reiterated to me how important it is for me to do what I can to make a difference in my corner of the world. The reason I marked this at three stars is be by Andrea Renee Cox No Longer a Slumdog was an eye-opening book about the children of India who live in the slums. It's heartbreaking to hear about the atrocities committed against these innocents. It really makes me treasure the blessings God has bestowed upon me and appreciate even more the opportunities to help the people around me. This book reiterated to me how important it is for me to do what I can to make a difference in my corner of the world. The reason I marked this at three stars is because it constantly pushed the author's organization and basically begged for money. A subtle approach would have made for a more pleasant read and possibly inspired me to give a donation. But since it was pushy, I was disinclined to offer what little my tight budget would have allowed me to give. I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. This is my honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Wegner

    This book stirred up all sorts of things in me. Having been to India several times, I see the faces of the children in my mind almost every single day. The stories KP wrote about the children were disturbing on so many levels. Slavery and the sex trade is rampant in India, as well as mafia-like gangs that prey on street children as seen in the movie Slum Dog Millionaire. I'm thankful for Gospel for Asia and the amazing work they are doing among the children in India. This book was both dishearte This book stirred up all sorts of things in me. Having been to India several times, I see the faces of the children in my mind almost every single day. The stories KP wrote about the children were disturbing on so many levels. Slavery and the sex trade is rampant in India, as well as mafia-like gangs that prey on street children as seen in the movie Slum Dog Millionaire. I'm thankful for Gospel for Asia and the amazing work they are doing among the children in India. This book was both disheartening and encouraging. Disheartening because there are still so many child slaves, and encouraging because the spotlight on them is getting brighter, and agencies like Gospel for Asia are providing an alternative to families who are desperate and don't know how to care for their children. We wrote our own book, Share the Well in a similar style, with pictures and stories of men and women church planters in Southern India. I appreciated all the stories in this book, as they made it truly come alive in my mind and heart.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emanuela

    A life-changing-perspective-switching-book. It tells the untold stories of many children living in fear, hunger, neglect and abuse. But through this unbelievable darkness a light shines, the Word, the Truth, the Love, the Power of God and of Jesus Christ and of His Spirit. Read the most amaizing stories and the witnesses of God`s power and love and How He saves. Soften your heart to His word and calling...who knows what big things you`re gonna do. "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did no A life-changing-perspective-switching-book. It tells the untold stories of many children living in fear, hunger, neglect and abuse. But through this unbelievable darkness a light shines, the Word, the Truth, the Love, the Power of God and of Jesus Christ and of His Spirit. Read the most amaizing stories and the witnesses of God`s power and love and How He saves. Soften your heart to His word and calling...who knows what big things you`re gonna do. "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke "You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." Amy Carmichael

  7. 5 out of 5

    Diana Montgomery

    No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing hope to Children in Crisis By: K.P. Yohannan What a book!! I was in such tears reading this and many stories of different Children. How many have no chance to even better themselves in their country due to the ruling what you are born in is what you are destined to live in the rest of your life. Due to the caste system in India and their concept of Untouchables. Times are so hard parents having to make decisions they don't want to in order to survive. Children are bei No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing hope to Children in Crisis By: K.P. Yohannan What a book!! I was in such tears reading this and many stories of different Children. How many have no chance to even better themselves in their country due to the ruling what you are born in is what you are destined to live in the rest of your life. Due to the caste system in India and their concept of Untouchables. Times are so hard parents having to make decisions they don't want to in order to survive. Children are being sold ages as young as 5 for hard labor workers. Other sold into prostitution. Many have died by age 15. To these children there is no hope. But... Can you help these children and give them a chance at a better life. Gospel for Asia is there to help children like this with only $28 per month can support a child with education, meals, clothing and medical needs. Will you please open your heart to these children. Support a child. This book is a eye opener. My heart truly goes out to the children. This program is a great program and does help the children. There are also other programs that do also. I do support a couple children. May god bless your heart as you read this book! I pray you to will want to help a child. God Bless!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lou

    Well, actually, this deserves a 3.5 stars. I usually don't read non-fiction but I wanted to change my reading and I decided to read this one. I won't talk about the narrative or the style of writing because this was very easy to read and also extremely realistic. The stories of all those children who live in India have made me realize how lucky I am and my pains and sufferings are nothing compared with they problems. If you read this book and don't feel anything, maybe it's because you have never b Well, actually, this deserves a 3.5 stars. I usually don't read non-fiction but I wanted to change my reading and I decided to read this one. I won't talk about the narrative or the style of writing because this was very easy to read and also extremely realistic. The stories of all those children who live in India have made me realize how lucky I am and my pains and sufferings are nothing compared with they problems. If you read this book and don't feel anything, maybe it's because you have never been in those children's shoes. Why I put a lower rate? Because I didn't like that kind of 'advertising' about the GFA. I know that the main purpose of this book is call to others to help this children but in sometimes, I felt like I was reading a newspaper. By other side, I was touched by the stories and I thank God for the Bridge of hope centers, because they're the hands who help those people.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I struggled with this. I commend the work of this charity but I really couldn't cope with the overly religious hype and missionary type language . Far too much self congratulations and God squad talk. I am sorry but I cannot stomach charities like this telling people that if they turn to God he will solve all their problems - it just isn't true and not fair to do that. By all means take children in and continue the good work but don't spend all that time converting. Mother Theresa didn't do that I struggled with this. I commend the work of this charity but I really couldn't cope with the overly religious hype and missionary type language . Far too much self congratulations and God squad talk. I am sorry but I cannot stomach charities like this telling people that if they turn to God he will solve all their problems - it just isn't true and not fair to do that. By all means take children in and continue the good work but don't spend all that time converting. Mother Theresa didn't do that and her work did its own talking.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tempo de Ler

    Este foi um excelente livro para ler na viragem do ano…mas o que foi para mim uma experiência é para estas crianças indianas o horror do dia-a-dia. No Longer a Slumdog foi escrito pelo missionário K. P. Yohannan, presidente e fundador da Gospel for Asia (http://www.gfa.org) que reune um conjunto de pessoas fantásticas que dedicam os seus dias e as suas vidas a ajudar e a dar esperança às pessoas mais oprimidas do hemisfério oriental. Em No Longer a Slumdog, K. P. Yohannan fala-nos especialmente d Este foi um excelente livro para ler na viragem do ano…mas o que foi para mim uma experiência é para estas crianças indianas o horror do dia-a-dia. No Longer a Slumdog foi escrito pelo missionário K. P. Yohannan, presidente e fundador da Gospel for Asia (http://www.gfa.org) que reune um conjunto de pessoas fantásticas que dedicam os seus dias e as suas vidas a ajudar e a dar esperança às pessoas mais oprimidas do hemisfério oriental. Em No Longer a Slumdog, K. P. Yohannan fala-nos especialmente das crianças que vivem sem aquilo que consideramos direitos primários: acolhimento, canalização básica, educação, cuidados de saúde, água potável, comida…e amor. Ao partilhar histórias reais de pessoas bem reais, este livro faz-nos compreender como somos, ainda assim, afortunados e quão injustas ou desmedidas podem ser as nossas queixas. Na India, 50 milhões de crianças começam a trabalhar, em condições deploráveis, a partir dos 4 anos de idade, tentando sobreviver em agonia. O controlo do próprio destino foge-lhes das mãos já que, para muitos deles, a condição de Dalit é uma sentença vitalícia para uma vida triste, miserável, precária…e completamente injusta. Apesar de proibida por lei, a descriminação baseada no sistema de castas da religião Hindu promove a segregação cruel dos Dalits, acorrentando-os a um ciclo para o qual a única solução de escape é a renúncia à religião Hindu e ao fatalismo que ela representa para as castas mais baixas. Numa sociedade educada para temer e respeitar os membros de casta superior à sua e maltratar e desprezar indivíduos de castas inferiores, o sentido de violência contra os Dalits e manifestas humilhações públicas estão demasiado enraizadas para que se erga o véu da consciência, permitindo-lhes percepcionar que os Dalits também são humanos. O mais difícil nesta leitura é encarar que não se trata de um livro de mera ficção. Aceitar que diariamente há crianças que são propositadamente mutiladas pelos seus exploradores para despertarem maior comoção nos transeuntes, auferindo maior esmola. Aceitar que para certas mães, vender um recém-nascido por 10 libras de arroz poderá ser sequer uma solução. Que há mães que tentam vender os seus bebés de porta em porta porque não têm nada para lhes dar para comer. Que existem no mundo crianças que comem lama para encher o estômago, no desespero da fome. Relativamente a este livro, não «avalio» nada mais do que a triste e autêntica mensagem que nos transmite, e esta, associada ao trabalho que tem vindo a ser feito pela Gospel for Asia para ajudar tantas pessoas, arrebata todas as estrelas que poderia ter para lhe dar!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    English proj-- An antagonist can be an everyday person where a villain is downright grandma-killing evil. But at the same time, antagonists are opposed to the main character and cause conflict with them. In No Longer A Slum Dog, the antagonist is poverty. Poverty laughs in the face of the programs to feed these children, to clothe the homeless, and to provide shelter to the dying because there just is no funding to do squat. It was filled with stats like: --824 million people who go hungry or ha English proj-- An antagonist can be an everyday person where a villain is downright grandma-killing evil. But at the same time, antagonists are opposed to the main character and cause conflict with them. In No Longer A Slum Dog, the antagonist is poverty. Poverty laughs in the face of the programs to feed these children, to clothe the homeless, and to provide shelter to the dying because there just is no funding to do squat. It was filled with stats like: --824 million people who go hungry or have a very scarce food supply. -- 22,000 children who die each day in developing countries due to poverty. -- 80% of people live off of less than $10 a day. (A single iPad Air 2 worth $829 would provide for a family of four for three weeks in this meager condition.) Emojis, hashtags, ombre hair, and gluten free dieting are not even words in these kids' vocabulary because their days are spent begging on the streets or laboring where children should not have to. This book made me sad for all those children who live in India made me realize how lucky I am and my pains and sufferings are nothing compared with these problems. I can not think of a worse antagonist that I have read of.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mitch

    This is the second time I'm writing a review of a book that goes beyond that boundary and reviews the organization and founder behind it...but first things first. The book carefully lines out the desperate situation of lower caste children in India and Nepal, then goes on to talk about what the Christian mission organization Gospel for Asia is doing about it. They are doing a lot, actually. They run the gamut of nonprofit activities, from child sponsorship, providing meals and healthcare, microfi This is the second time I'm writing a review of a book that goes beyond that boundary and reviews the organization and founder behind it...but first things first. The book carefully lines out the desperate situation of lower caste children in India and Nepal, then goes on to talk about what the Christian mission organization Gospel for Asia is doing about it. They are doing a lot, actually. They run the gamut of nonprofit activities, from child sponsorship, providing meals and healthcare, microfinance, gifts of stock animals, etc. Overlaying this is a call for prayer and a recurring evangelizing message. These are integrally involved with GFA's more earthly activities. Such activities require money. Here we go... In spite of the tremendous need for people to help, GFA limits Americans to sending money to support their centers overseas. This is in line with what other charities do, but it also limits the ways in which people can be involved. This practice encourages people to believe that GFA is primarily interested in getting their money, unfortunately. The book claims that 100% of the donated money goes to supporting their centers, but makes no mention of how they pay salaries and rent for administering all of that. The book is loaded with references to dire problems children face and then the reader is hit with a long and strong pitch to get involved. (send money) The various ways this is done would be very familiar to a veteran salesperson...all the usual persuasions are trotted out. In this case, God is backing everything up so where does that leave anyone who doesn't give? But surely there is a lot of good that comes out of all this...I hope. I know I wanted there to be. Then I did a little internet investigating. GFA has been misappropriating funds through deceptive practices for years, apparently. They have hidden their tracks but lost their Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability seal of approval and accreditation. Trust is essential in an organization with a mission such as theirs, and they have broken it. There are also accusations about staff sexual misconduct and the authoritarian rule of K. P. Yohannan, the author of this book. Additionally there was a large exodus of upper level staff at one point. It's a shame; a great shame. I'm sure much good has been done through this organization, but it seems to have lost its way. Nevertheless, it's still operating out there today, helping kids in India, using donations to buy for-profit businesses and building its multi-million dollar facility in Texas...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sipho

    Its quite difficult to give a rating to a book like this, especially based on criteria such as literary quality. The value of a book like this, I feel, is in the response to it. This is an eye-opening and soul stirring narrative about the plight of lower caste children in India, as well as an encouragement to act. The author is the founder of Gospel for Asia, a missionary aid organisation dedicated to building schools for these children. The picture painted of the situation is a grim one. Scores Its quite difficult to give a rating to a book like this, especially based on criteria such as literary quality. The value of a book like this, I feel, is in the response to it. This is an eye-opening and soul stirring narrative about the plight of lower caste children in India, as well as an encouragement to act. The author is the founder of Gospel for Asia, a missionary aid organisation dedicated to building schools for these children. The picture painted of the situation is a grim one. Scores of children are born into the caste system with no way of escaping and are relegated to a life of perpetual and generational poverty and slavery. The book does a wonderful job of gripping the reader's heart and drawing sharp attention to the dire need that exists in Dalit and other lower caste communities. I don't think its possible to read this book without shedding a tear. The crux of the book is not, however, the debilitating need and the apparent hopelessness of the situation. I liked that the author focused, moreso in the last 3 chapters, on the work that is being done and how ordinary individuals can make a difference by doing for one child what they wish they could do for everyone. of particular import was the emphasis of the gospel of Jesus Christ being the only balm to heal the wounds of the past and to free lower castes from hopelessness and worthlessness. My take away from this book is to be more aware of the need that exists around me. We might not be able to help everyone, but we can do what as much as we can for as many as we can. That said, charity does begin at home and I am definitely and decisively stirred to do more to serve my immediate community as a result of reading this book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Susan Moore

    This book opened up my eyes to the way many people live everyday in Asia. I had no idea about the Caste System and how greatly this impacts so many people. If your parents are of a lower Caste and they have you as a baby, you will always be a lower Caste as well (a Dalit) and have no chance of making a better future for yourself. The GFA (Gospel of Asia) Bride of Hope teaches children how to read, write, basic hygiene, how to sew or fish, and of course the children learn about the love, grace an This book opened up my eyes to the way many people live everyday in Asia. I had no idea about the Caste System and how greatly this impacts so many people. If your parents are of a lower Caste and they have you as a baby, you will always be a lower Caste as well (a Dalit) and have no chance of making a better future for yourself. The GFA (Gospel of Asia) Bride of Hope teaches children how to read, write, basic hygiene, how to sew or fish, and of course the children learn about the love, grace and hope in Jesus Christ. These are kids who have never had a reason to hope. They are taught how to take care of themselves. Simple things like combing their hair and brushing their teeth, things that come natural to us. The GFA Bridge of Hope is bringing hope to people who live in crisis everyday. The stories that the kids share will warm your heart but there are millions more who need help. For $35 a month, a life can be transformed. Let this book touch your heart and remind you just how blessed you really are. ♡

  15. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    This is no ordinary book! It is more of a biography of literally millions of children who are finding that the power of God is far greater than their own desperate circumstances. The author shares unimaginable stories of boys and girls who have walked a myriad of paths. Many tragedies move you to tears while others find you rejoicing with those who have been rescued out of the darkness and now know the love of Jesus through BOH (Bridge of Hope). I was deeply touched in hearing about a girl named This is no ordinary book! It is more of a biography of literally millions of children who are finding that the power of God is far greater than their own desperate circumstances. The author shares unimaginable stories of boys and girls who have walked a myriad of paths. Many tragedies move you to tears while others find you rejoicing with those who have been rescued out of the darkness and now know the love of Jesus through BOH (Bridge of Hope). I was deeply touched in hearing about a girl named Asha and her sister who were abandoned on a train by their mother in sheer desperation. Fortunately they were brought to the shelter. This book made me aware of the sad and painful reality of so many children suffering from extreme poverty, exploitation and abuse. The upside of this humble appeal is for us to help sponsor a child or help financially what God is blessing. It is so remarkable. South Asia's many children are receiving nutritious meals, education and health care. Continue to pray for the missionaries and all the children in India. Hope is growing. I am inspired.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tom

    No Longer a Slumdog by K.P. Yohannan is a eye-opening story of the suffering children in Asia. I have heard of stories of poverty, disease, abuse, and hunger in Asia but never have I read an account like this. This story opened my eyes to the horrible life and degradation among the children and people of India who are born into the caste system and Hindu religion. I can only say that this book made me realize that more people need to read this story. I will certainly pass this book on to other m No Longer a Slumdog by K.P. Yohannan is a eye-opening story of the suffering children in Asia. I have heard of stories of poverty, disease, abuse, and hunger in Asia but never have I read an account like this. This story opened my eyes to the horrible life and degradation among the children and people of India who are born into the caste system and Hindu religion. I can only say that this book made me realize that more people need to read this story. I will certainly pass this book on to other members of my family. It has also motivated me to put the Gospel for Asia on my prayer list. Let's not forget that these problems exist in the USA also; and it is hoped that we do what we can to help our own people as well as those in other countries.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    You can order a FREE copy of this book at http://www.gfa.org/book/ I cried through the entire book, and not always sad tears; there were some happy tears in there too. What an amazing story of so many individuals rescued and helped by the GFA organization! Truly heart-wrenching and inspirational to see the work that God is doing in Asia! I immediately went to their website and signed up to sponsor a child in India. I especially loved the quotes from famous missionaries and apologists at the begin You can order a FREE copy of this book at http://www.gfa.org/book/ I cried through the entire book, and not always sad tears; there were some happy tears in there too. What an amazing story of so many individuals rescued and helped by the GFA organization! Truly heart-wrenching and inspirational to see the work that God is doing in Asia! I immediately went to their website and signed up to sponsor a child in India. I especially loved the quotes from famous missionaries and apologists at the beginning of each chapter. Excellently written and well-organized book that reads easily and quickly! Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher or author for review. The opinions stated here are my own, and are not influenced by the publisher or anyone else.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Natosha

    The book was excellent, it followed the life of kids in India and what it is like to live in the slums of India. Learning the kids stories were interesting, because they were all different. The stories were sad a pulled your emotions back and forth. It made you second think all the things that we take advantage of as people today. A weakness this book has is it sponsors the website to help the kids and the company GFA Bridge of Hope. It also talks a lot about God, which I find interesting and I The book was excellent, it followed the life of kids in India and what it is like to live in the slums of India. Learning the kids stories were interesting, because they were all different. The stories were sad a pulled your emotions back and forth. It made you second think all the things that we take advantage of as people today. A weakness this book has is it sponsors the website to help the kids and the company GFA Bridge of Hope. It also talks a lot about God, which I find interesting and I like a lot, but some people will definitely differ and not want to read a book that supports God. Overall, this book is really good and I liked it a lot.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    I read this book in a couple of hours and enjoyed it! 3.25 stars. Gospel For Asia's Bridge of Hope helps street children and children who have lived in poverty to have a chance of hearing the gospel of Christ while receiving help for medical needs and the ability for an education. This book explains India's caste system and how Jesus can break the cycle and heal the Dalit people. I have quite a longing and heart-string towards India, specifically the Dalits (even more specific the Devadasi), so I read this book in a couple of hours and enjoyed it! 3.25 stars. Gospel For Asia's Bridge of Hope helps street children and children who have lived in poverty to have a chance of hearing the gospel of Christ while receiving help for medical needs and the ability for an education. This book explains India's caste system and how Jesus can break the cycle and heal the Dalit people. I have quite a longing and heart-string towards India, specifically the Dalits (even more specific the Devadasi), so to read the stories of many children who were touched by Bridge of Hope, I felt very glad for Gospel For Asia's work with them.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Analia

    You cannot read this book and not be moved. This book opens your eyes to a world of truth: we are rich here in North America. I was touched from the beginning of the book to the end. Your heart bleeds for these million of children who suffer daily. We are BLESSED to have a house, clothes and belongings… and next time we want to feel sorry for ourselves, let us pray for and remember theses children who would trade places with us, without a second thought. I recommend this book to every one… Thank You cannot read this book and not be moved. This book opens your eyes to a world of truth: we are rich here in North America. I was touched from the beginning of the book to the end. Your heart bleeds for these million of children who suffer daily. We are BLESSED to have a house, clothes and belongings… and next time we want to feel sorry for ourselves, let us pray for and remember theses children who would trade places with us, without a second thought. I recommend this book to every one… Thank you God for every missionary who works hard for Bridge of Hope in Asia.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kara

    This book was decent. It was a brief take on poverty in India and the work that Gospel for Asia does with their Bridge of Hope centers there. As someone who is already very familiar with the subject, it was a quick read for me and mainly just covering ground I was already aware of. A solid 3 stars.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Helen Xia

    I highly recommend this book if your ever wonder what people's lives are like in third world countries. If you have a burden for those poor little children, this book will bring your heart closer to them. Enjoy the read!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Read it in one day. Very eye opening

  24. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    First book to really touch my heart.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Maegan

    While this was mostly an advertisement and plea for support for GFA, it was an eye-opening and heart-wrenching read. Very well written.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Charity Cole

    This book is a call to action for the church. It is time to walk the walk not just talk the talk.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne Stegall

    This is a touching book that is sure to bring a tear to your eye. It's horrible how cruel some people are. Those who can rise from adversity are those that give us all strength to survive life.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anna Johnson

    This book is AMAZING! I will never stop praying for these children!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lorna

    This book breaks my heart, and makes me thankful for those who have enough compassion, faith and Jesus-like hearts to reach out to the hurting, hopeless and hungry. How many hurting people do we walk past? Or even how many are there around us every single day that are hungry for Jesus, swimming in despair, hurting like we can't even imagine and yet we pass them by, fail to seek them out, neglect to love them like our Saviour loved us. Let us be people so filled with love for our Saviour that we This book breaks my heart, and makes me thankful for those who have enough compassion, faith and Jesus-like hearts to reach out to the hurting, hopeless and hungry. How many hurting people do we walk past? Or even how many are there around us every single day that are hungry for Jesus, swimming in despair, hurting like we can't even imagine and yet we pass them by, fail to seek them out, neglect to love them like our Saviour loved us. Let us be people so filled with love for our Saviour that we are like the sheep in Matthew 25 who love those around them out of the overflow of their hearts, so naturally and selflessly that they do not even remember it when the Lord thanks them. Let us be people of LOVE, people of COURAGE to stand up for the hurting, people who walk in the path of our beautiful Saviour, fearless, bold, free, and ready to pour out their hearts for the helpless.

  30. 5 out of 5

    TM

  31. 5 out of 5

    Tori Marshalek

  32. 4 out of 5

    Kailey

  33. 4 out of 5

    Lori

  34. 4 out of 5

    Deanna

  35. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

  36. 4 out of 5

    ardyjormkiv

  37. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

  38. 5 out of 5

    Mel Brown

  39. 4 out of 5

    Susanna

  40. 5 out of 5

    Judy

  41. 4 out of 5

    Renee

  42. 4 out of 5

    Jung Sun

  43. 4 out of 5

    Allison

  44. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  45. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

  46. 5 out of 5

    Aleathea

  47. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    So incredibly inspiring!

  48. 5 out of 5

    Joan Lafalce

  49. 5 out of 5

    Martin Lamb

  50. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Anderson

  51. 4 out of 5

    TAINA MASILACA

    A LIBERATING BOOK INDEED!!

  52. 5 out of 5

    Leah

  53. 4 out of 5

    Mark Kelly

  54. 4 out of 5

    Stacy Willoughby

    ...heart wrenching stories

  55. 4 out of 5

    Tara Murphree

  56. 5 out of 5

    Mandi

  57. 4 out of 5

    Tristen

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