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Overview Synopsis: A rare book by an uncommon woman, Dangerous Surrender by Kay Warren, dares you to go deeper with God and his purposes on earth. Destined to be a classic, it will shake, challenge, and stretch you to become more than you?ve ever imagined. Your world is waiting. Description: This book will take you where you never thought you?d go, and leave you wanting never to return. It will ruin your complacency about the suffering in this world, and it will stir you?compel you?to do something about it. It will show you what the cutting edge of your life can look like, and it will challenge and equip you to live there. And it will help you discover an intimacy with God experienced only by those who lay down their lives on behalf of the things that move his heart.
Kay Warren takes you face to face with a young AIDS outcast in Africa living out her last days beneath a tree. She ushers you inside the mud hut of a fifteen-year-old orphan in Malawi raising his younger brother and baby sister. You?ll feel what Kay felt?the shock, the heartbreak, the anger, the tears. And like her, you?ll never be the same. As the needs of others take on faces, Kay?s passion and determination to make a difference will become yours. Open these pages?and discover the impact of a dangerously surrendered life as you exchange your agenda for God?s.
Publishers Description A rare book by an uncommon woman, Dangerous Surrender by Kay Warren, dares you to go deeper with God and his purposes on earth. Destined to be a classic, it will shake, challenge, and stretch you to become more than youve ever imagined. Your world is waiting.
From Publishers Weekly Warren, wife of megachurch pastor and bestselling author Rick Warren (The Purpose-Driven Life), traces her transformation from housewife to international HIV/AIDS advocate. Moved by a news article about AIDS, Warren made a life-changing visit to Africa in 2003. In this book, she tells stories of the world's great tragedies (HIV/AIDS, the genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia, sex slavery, orphaned children and deep poverty) through the lens of her travels. Warren challenges readers to engage with devastating situations and surrender themselves to loving othersparticularly those who may be considered outcastsin the name of Christ. She describes being "gloriously ruined" by her close knowledge of these tragic situations, having previously been unaware or simply too busy raising a family to realize what was happening in the world. The book lacks practical suggestions for readers, demonstrating an unexpected emphasis on Warren herself and the "miracle" God has made of her life. At times this comes across as self-serving, especially in the midst of so much tragedy. No doubt readers will be inspired by Warren's considerable passion for the hurting world, though it remains unclear exactly what to do about it. (Dec.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.92" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310258901 ISBN13 9780310258902 UPC 025986258900
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More About Kay Warren
Kay Warrencofounded Saddleback Church with her husband Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for those living with HIV and AIDS, orphaned and vulnerable children, as well as for those affected by a mental illness. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of"Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough"and"Say Yes to God"and coauthor of"Foundations," the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in heaven, and she has five grandchildren. Learn more at www.kaywarren.com, and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (@KayWarren1)."
Kay Warren was born in 1954 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Brown University, USA.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dangerous Surrender?
Challenging, Thought Provoking, a must read for the hungry heart Jun 10, 2009
I really enjoyed this read, it was informative about poverty, injustice in the world, and HIV/AIDS. One finger pointed out while four pointed back to herself. Kay Warren shared with a humble heart and leads by example. She speaks about what she has learned and acts on what she has been convicted do. Dawn Ginese
Inspiring Book to Read Apr 20, 2009
This is really a terrific, inspiring book. I throughly enjoyed the author's honesty and the way the book flows. You won't regret this purchase.
Powerful testimony, interesting story...but both Warrens struggle speaking the truth in love to a culture that abhors the truth! Apr 17, 2009
I was given this book as a gift and really didn't have any intention of reading it any time soon. Under whelmed by Kay Warren's husband's best-seller The Purpose-Driven Life, I assumed that her book would be more of the same. After reading the book, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised with the message of her book and could definitely recommend it to others to read. While the book is mostly about her personal journey and struggle out of her comfort zones and into the world of HIV/AIDS advocacy, the primary message can be summarized in one statement made in the book: the safest place to be is in the center of God's will - it's also the most dangerous. That message resonated with me and reminded me of the same concept that Bonhoeffer put forth in The Cost of Discipleship or MacArthur communicated in Hard to Believe. Warren's book is much more personal in nature than those others and her story may well connect with people in a way that other books calling Christians to walk in a manner worthy of their calling simply can not. I would recommend the book to people, but with one caveat. Kay, like her husband Rick Warren, has a tremendous heart for people - lost people, hurting people, the outcast and downtrodden. God has given them a platform to minister to those lost in misery and heartache and nothing but commendation needs to be heralded for not only their efforts, but their desire to be used by God in whatever manner God has chosen - being an advocate for those suffering with HIV/AIDS is clearly not a path chosen for its popularity, ease or comfort. Yet both Warrens appear to struggle finding the proper balance of speaking the truth in love, leaning on the side of "love." With the recent apology of Rick Warren to his homosexual friends regarding his perceived endorsement and support of Proposition 8 in California banning same-sex marriage, the reader will recognize that Kay Warren also struggles with a strong desire not to alienate those suffering from HIV/AIDS with a message of what might be perceived as condemnation. But Scripture tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1) and the Warrens must realize that their ministry of love has to be grounded on the love of Christ, not the love of man, however well intentioned. All sinners are in need of a Savior - and whether that message is well received or perceived as condemnation, it is ultimately the core of the good news of Jesus Christ. Christ did not call His followers simply to be a presence, but to be His presence to a lost and dying world.
Pushed me past my comfort zone! Feb 14, 2009
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Kay shares openly and honestly about her journey through surrender. Not an easy feat, but she definitely had me reevaluating my life choices. I applaud her for making the hard choices in life and pursuing her destiny, though very painful. Three cheers for Kay...
Life-Changing. Dec 7, 2008
This will go down as the biggest life-changing book of the year for me. Kay Warren's story is not only amazing, but inspirational. I love how she uses her own experiences to inspire others not to walk her path, but to embrace their own. She is obviously a woman of great courage, patience, strength, and faith, and I want to move to LA just to go to Saddleback Church! Above all, this book reminds me that God wants us to get our hands dirty -- that thinking of others is not enough; we must actively serve them.