Kisses From Katie {Book Giveaway}

UPDATED WITH WINNER: Congrats to comment #136 Karo

If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, you know that Katie’s life impacted our family before we even knew what our story would be.

More than three years ago, I started reading Kisses From Katie. At first, it was hard to even imagine how this young girl left home and haven for the red dirt of Uganda, alone.

Not only did she go, she stayed.

And then she adopted 14 daughters and fed and healed hundreds more.

She wanted to make a difference. And it made me want to make a difference. Remember when we raised $3200 for her ministry, Amazima, to buy chickens and seeds and hope?

Katie is one of those girls that is called to greatness, but remains the girl-next-door.


Her first book, Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption, is a lot more of the same. It’s profound.

It’s beautiful. 

It still makes me want to be different. These words from Katie sum up her life:  “to be real is to love and be loved until there’s nothing left.”

Her book is remarkable, a true mirror of Katie.

I’m giving a copy away today. Please leave a comment if you’d like to win it.

This giveaway ends on Thursday.

[Disclaimer: I did receive a copy of this to review]


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    Sara says

    Katie is who I could have been if I had been brave enough. What an inspiration. I have a feeling reading her book will break my heart and the kick me in the pants to DO something.

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    Janet Sarbaugh says

    Just heard her on the Dave Ramsey show and what a sweet gal. Would love this for my 6 granddaughters
    to read as well as myself!

  3. 155


    Oh I have to read this… Our family just got back from an unforgettable trip to Lesotho… I have a feeling we will heading back sooner rather than later. There are people in desperate need and we are way too comfortable…

  4. 158


    Just love it that someone so young can be full of hope and set an example for ALL of us…let alone the youth in this country. Would love to read her book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. 159


    She inspires me too. I want to touch people with Jesus the same way she is. I want Jesus to use me however He wants. I am hoping to go on a missions trip with Amazima soon!! P.S. I am also trying to purchase your new mercy house shirt “love mercy walk humbly” the verse from Micah shirt, but it will not work is it my computers problem, or is there technical issues? I LOVE your ministry its beautiful only something the Lord could work all the pieces together!

  6. 162


    Had the chance to see Katie speaking at a church in my town this week. I would LOVE to read the book =))

    And I wanted to say, she inspires me, but you do as well. Thank YOU for caring for the widows and orphans!


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    Sandy Z says

    I have been reading Katie’s blog for a while now and am always amazed at her strength and simple, solid faith. I would love to win a copy of her book. I’d love to read it myself and love to have it to share with friends. She has such an amazing heart for orphans!

  8. 186

    Tina says

    Got my copy from 147 million orphans and can’t wait to read it. Know I want to share it so I can do that sooner if I win a copy.

  9. 189


    If I don’t win it here, I’m buying it so that I can read it to my kids. I’ve watched the trailer several times and I cry every time! I love her heart.

  10. 195

    Shelly says

    My daughter spent three weeks in Uganda, and left her heart there. I would love to win this book Kristen! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    heather says

    I’m an aussie reader that pops in to read your blog every now and then. I love reading Katies blog and can understand how it influenced the path your family has taken in regards to helping Africa. I’d love to win her book but understand that an international post is probably not economical. I will eventually read it one way or another. Thanks for a great blog and Gods continued blessings for the work that you and your family do

  12. 199

    Jasmine says

    Reading Katie’s blog was part of my journey to Uganda this summer. I would love to do what she is doing. Hopefully, it’s part of God’s plan for our family!

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    Jennifer Taylor says

    I stumbled upon this website and this is the first time I am hearing about Katie. As an itinerant missionary to Swaziland, to serve the orphaned and rural poor, and as a mother of my own adopted daughter from Zambia….perhaps this is just the read I need.

    I would love to have it.

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    shaunta chambers says

    I heard her speak at the Catalyst conference. Her story really inspires me. I would love to read her book.

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    Emily says

    I love reading Katie’s blog. Hearing her heart cry out to God, seeing her faith in action, learning what love looks like laid down for others- God may we all live for you so faithfully!

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    Susan says

    I have been struggling with the idea of how can one person make a difference. I look at you and your faith to see what you have accomplished and it gives me comfort in knowing that it isn’t what I can do, it is what God is going to do through me. I would love to win a copy of Katie’s book.

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    Jessica says

    I’ve been following Katie’s blog for a few years now and can’t wait to read her book. She amazes and inspires me.

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    I have been watching this book since it was pre-orderable at Amazon. Just haven’t been able to set aside the money to get it yet. It would be great to win it and then be able to pass it on to others after I read it.

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    Katie is a tremendous young woman. I’ve been following and praying for her for awhile now. God is definitely using her in many ways. Can’t wait to read this book!

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    Misti Money says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I follow your blog and find it to be such an inspiration to see what you and your family are doing. Seeing this, is just another reminder of what it looks like to do what God has called of us.
    It holds a special place in my life as our family is in a transitional period of trying to determine what way God is truly calling us. We have connections to two different type of ministiries…knowing there is a great need in both. One is in the US the other is in Africa.
    No matter what/where we are led, it is so great to see others following their calling and making their life count!
    Thank you!!!

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