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.
-Brenda Brown on Amazon
What a great book!! No one can read this book and not change the way they see the masses of hurting people. What a difference we all can make by helping one person at a time. Thanks Noel, for encouraging me to want to live a life more awake, a life more about others and less about myself.
-Pam Foster on Facebook
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. Cupp on Barnes & Noble
Most of us are aware there are vast needs around the world. Our society is constantly bombarded with news reports of natural disasters and groups of people in crisis overseas. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of the needs and feel “stuck” not knowing how to help or where to start. AWAKE presents the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time through the lens of the spiritual vacancy of those who are suffering. At the end of this book you will no longer feel stuck, but feel empowered to reach out to those in physical and spiritual need. You will NOT be able to put this book down!
-K. Day on Amazon
“Awake” by Noel Brewer Yeatts is not only well researched and engagingly written; the author’s expertise and life changing experiences make it captivating. It is one thing to write about the needs of the world; it is quite another to live what you have written. I opened it and did not close it until the last page. Awake, a perfect title… One of my best reads.
-Tony Foglio on Amazon
Awake is a book that when I was reading it, I found myslef putting it down several times. The reason being that, it made me think. The book provides stories personal encounter that Noel had with numerous people from around the world and how a simple commitment to do something however small ends up making a life time impact for the recepient. This is something all of us can do. The statistics that she provided had opened my eyes to the bigger picture of what is at stake in our world.
Awake in my opinion is a book that can is not only a must read, but can be read and understood by the young and old as well as the learned and the unlearned. It forces one to think about how we have made this world a better place than we have found it irrespective of our backgrounds.
The take away for me was the statement that Noel made: “So I want to challenge you: from now on, when you see the injustice in our world, be outraged, be loud, and be bold…Let God break your heart and then when he does, let him use you to change the world.”
-Cyrus Mad-Bondo on Barnes & Noble