We enjoy a quality of life that most of the world could not even imagine. It’s easy to live unaffected by the injustices and impossible realities on the other side of the world. Even the poorest people in America are amongst the top five percent of the wealthiest people in the world, yet most still feel lacking, empty or unfulfilled. The truth is that we know we should help those less fortunate than us, but the needs of the world are so overwhelming. Where do we start? Where can we make the most impact?
This compelling, story-driven book urges people to open their eyes to the needs of a hurting world. It is a gripping, to-the-point challenge to readers to get involved in realistic, positive change—one life at a time. Building on more than twenty years of experience in humanitarian and relief efforts around the world, author Noel Brewer Yeatts helps readers realize that it is no longer about guilt, handouts or charity. It is about justice, compassion and change. She encourages readers to live a life fully awake … and doing a world of good.
Noel Yeatts’ life will awaken yours. Her personal witness to stories of triumph and tragedy will inspire Christians to get out of the pew and into the world.
Gabe LyonsAuthor of The Next Christians & Founder of Q Ideashttp://www.qideas.org/contributors/gabe-lyons.aspx – qideas.org
The heart cannot taste what the eyes have not seen. In Awake, Noel powerfully communicates her extraordinary encounters with extreme need and profound opportunity from all across the globe. As a result, this is a book from the heart and for every heart that truly wants to make a difference in today’s world.
Daniel HendersonPresident, Strategic Renewal Int’lhttp://www.strategicrenewal.com/daniel-henderson/ – Strategic Renewal
Noel Brewer Yeatts is a global leader. Her work in the world’s most difficult places is changing history, now, and after you read AWAKE, you’ll understand why. This isn’t just a book. It’s a provocation. By the time you’re finished, you’ll be making history too.
Noel Brewer Yeatts is doing as much to ease the pain and heartache in our world today as anyone else I know. This book, AWAKE, is a wake up call for the rest of us to step up and help make a difference. I encourage you to read this book and then make the commitment that you, like Noel, will be fully engaged in reaching out to help those in need. This is a great book from a great lady. Please read it today.
Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time opens one’s eyes to absolute poverty, malnutrition, water borne illness, human trafficking, gender discrimination, and other global issues in such a manner that the author does not put one to sleep with statistics. The book allows the reader to catch a glimpse into the lives of real people who have faced these most difficult of circumstances and now have an opportunity for a better life.
What could have been a book that left the reader feeling a sense of despair at the magnitude of the needs, instead leaves the reader with the knowledge and hope that one can make a difference by focusing on one person at a time. It would be difficult to read this book and not be awakened physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. A must read for those who wish to see the world with eyes wide open.
T. CupReviewerhttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awake-noel-brewer-yeatts/1110927291 – Barnes & Noble
Noel saw a need and was willing to feel it and has written about it in this fabulous book. She realizes that it only takes one to reach one and you will find her story and others in this book that can encourage you to make a difference in someone’s quality of life – right now. She also encourages you to find your passion and use it to launch the well-spring of generosity that is in your heart.
Go see the need and help fill it. Everyone needs hope and this is a book of hope for the hopeless, help for the helpless and healing for those in despair. I’ve seen firsthand the work that Noel is doing. She isn’t a woman just “talking” – she walks the walk!
Like the cup of coffee pictured on the cover, Noel’s book beckons the reader to sit for a moment and experience the process of awakening. Through her descriptive writing, your senses will wake up to the needs of the world. You’ll see the faces of girls forced into prostitution; feel the helplessness of holding a dead child in your arms; hear the cry of babies who need rescued; and smell the aroma of the dump where children play in Guatemala. Finally, you’ll taste the warmth of hope – knowing that you can make a difference by living fully awake.
The book is a captivating blend of information. It provides startling statistics of overwhelming hardships throughout the world. It then inspires with personal stories from those who have already been awakened and are making an impact. In 11 short chapters, Noel infuses the reader with the essence of worldwide suffering. She then concludes with practical ways to make a difference in chapter 12. At the close of the book, the reader is fully awake – aware of the tremendous opportunity to do a world of good. Stimulated to action, you’ll never want to fall into a complacent slumber again.
Noel Yeatts is a powerful voice for the forgotten. When God hears the cries of His children He looks for a deliverer and the deliverer He calls is you and me. The destiny of thousands is directly linked to our obedience and our willingness to take a risk so that others might live. Awake challenges us to take our eyes off self, and to pursue the life we were chosen to live.