Friday, November 25, 2011


Title:  House of Hope
Author:  Elisabeth Gifford
Publisher:  Monarch Books
Available:  Now
Source:  Litfuse Tours and publisher

Genre:  Non-fiction

100% of the proceeds of the book go to support the work of 
Hope Foster Homes (please visit their site to learn more) 
The more we buy the more kids we can help!

About the book:
From the Publisher:
One couple’s powerful ministry to some of China’s most vulnerable children
Robin and Joyce Hill lived in a gated community in Beijing. Their family’s life was marked by luxury and the security of Robin's job as an engineer. Then one day, as members of their church, they had a chance to tour a state-run orphanage. Haunted by the needs of the children they saw there, for the next four years they tried to help the institute in meaningful ways.

In 1998 the Hills planned to leave China, but instead felt a sudden call from God on their lives. They left their gated community--reserved for only non-Chinese residents--moved their family into a small apartment miles outside of Beijing and immediately began to take in foster children.

They took in any child, but especially those that needed extra care—terminally ill children that couldn't receive care elsewhere, and those that needed complicated and expensive surgeries that the Hills soon began to coordinate and sometimes pay for out of their own savings.

What began as Hope Foster Home is now New Hope Foundation. As they continue their work, the Hills enjoy support from major corporations and high-profile philanthropists as well as the trust of the Chinese authorities. The Hills' story is an inspiring example of God's care and provision for those whom society does not value. Learn more about Hope Foster Homes here:

"I strongly support Robin and Joyce Hill's New Hope Foundation which is saving so many orphan lives in China. Read this amazing story of God's grace and accept the challenge to make a difference!"
--Steven Curtis Chapman

"I had the privilege of going to China and witnessing the work that God is doing through Robin and Joyce Hill. They are wonderful servants of God who lovingly care for the 'least of these.' I hope that many will read this book and consider their example."
--Francis Chan, author of Crazy Love

My take:
Speechless, I have no words to adequately describe the feeling I had while reading this book and the thoughts and  feelings that I had once I shut the book.  This book can change the lives of countless people, not only because of the monetary impact the sale of the book will have on the Foundation, but for every person reading it.  It only takes one more person to listen to God and follow is commandments to make a change like the Hill's.  The writing is very simplistic and tells the story from the point of view of those living it.  There are the happy moments and the devastating moments all included to learn how this awesome ministry started and has continued to grow to help the ill children in China.  I loved the fact that we found out what happened to many of the children mentioned and the pictures were also a great addition.  I started and finished this book in an afternoon because I became emotionally attached to the children and the Hills.  I am going to go out and buy copies of this book for my family members to further help the cause and I hope you do too..  Not only will you be blessing your family but also yourself as you read the stories!  

About the author: 
Elisabeth Gifford is a journalist who has written for the London Times and the Independent Newspapers. She lives in Kingston, England, and teaches children with dyslexia.  Kudos to you Ms. Gifford for the help you are giving the Hills. 

Contest and Giveaway
The publisher is sponsoring a $50 "GET / GIVE" GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate for themselves AND $50 will be given in the winner's name to Hope Foster Home. 
(or you could give your $50 back to Hope Foster Home too)

To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using #HFH) about The House of Hope or share about it on Facebook!

If you tweet we'll capture your entry when you use #HFH. If you share it on Facebook or your blog, just email us and let us know ( Easy. 

Not sure what to tweet/post? Here's an idea:

TWEET THIS:  Couple gives all to rescue babies in China! 100% proceeds go to #HopeFosterHome RT 4 $50 to @amazon & $50 to #HFH

(must use hashtage #HFH to be entered)

FACEBOOK THIS: The House of Hope: One couple abandons a comfortable life to rescue abandoned children. Robin and Joyce Hill have helped over 1300 Chinese orphans with severe medical problems. Purchase a copy for everyone you know - the book is a gift that gives a gift. 100% proceeds to help support the work at Hope Foster Home! Learn more here: Share this for a chance to get a $50 GC and $50 in your name to Hope Foster Home! Details:

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