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No Greater Love By Levi Benkert Candy Chand,

  • Title: No Greater Love
  • Author: Levi Benkert Candy Chand
  • ISBN: 9781414363080
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as mingi killings Moved by his friend s story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought wouldLevi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for children destined to be murdered as part of a tribal superstition known as mingi killings Moved by his friend s story, Levi packed his bags and left for what he thought would be a short two week trip But upon meeting the children, Levi knew there was no turning back Six weeks later, Levi, his wife, Jessie, and their three young children sold their home and all their belongings and relocated to Ethiopia indefinitely No Greater Love documents Levi s journey from the challenges he faced establishing and running the orphanage to finding adoptive homes for the children.
    No Greater Love Levi Benkert was playing with his children in the park when he received an urgent phone call from a friend asking him to drop everything and fly to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage for chi

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    1. This book was readable but I found that as I progressed I was and amazed by the decisions that the author made many of them seemed to me to be heart over head The author, his wife and their three young children were living in the US They described themselves as Christians but were not attending church due to the people who didn t do enough to help others and were way too self absorbed The author seems to have been a successful businessman until the housing crisis when he lost everything In the [...]

    2. One phone call, one plane ticket, and Levi Benkert s life changed forever Under a lot of stress, his business was in economic trouble, failing, Levi s life was full of anxiety and he wasn t living to be the best person he could be One day, while half heartily playing at the park with his children, Levi receives a phone call An old friend called for his help Children in Ethiopia were being killed because of a Mingi legend A Mingi is a child who is deemed impure This could be because there were tw [...]

    3. With his real estate business crumbling around him, Levi Benkert receives a phone call An old friend wants him to travel to Ethiopia to aid an effort to rescue children who ve been sentenced to death by an ancient tribal practice The idea is ludicrous There s no way he can go Yet Levi soon finds himself on a plane bound for Ethiopia It s the beginning of a change that will dominate, change, and revolutionize life for him and his family.I got this book for Christmas and the whole family got a lau [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading the Kindle edition of No Greater Love by Levi Benkert and Candy Chand from the comfort of my home in America This story has haunted me since I first read about the Mingi children in a CNN interview I loved the fact that there is now a book out there telling of the story Levi doesn t hold back, he really puts himself out there and tells us the harsh truth He could have easily left out the part about his business failure and his attempt to leave his financial problems beh [...]

    5. Rather disappointing.I m so glad that they were able to save lives and bring some attention to this terrible tradition They were told over and over that the tribes killed the children at the command of spirits, and their response was good They immediately told them that there was a God that was so much stronger than those spirits The disheartening part was that was as far as any mention of the Gospel went Prayer was mentioned, but just in passing There was not even any mention of any type of Chr [...]

    6. I read this in a day I am not a fan of false God makes everything happen for a reason, and I was just so blessed to be apart of it nonsense I want to read a book about someone real, someone who struggles, someone I can relate to That person is Levi Benkert This book is so real, so raw, so emotional and beautiful that you can t put it down When Levi takes his family to Africa to start a new life with a fresh start and attempts to forget the financial troubles and commitments he left behind he soo [...]

    7. I love reading missionary stories and this was no exception The author and his family left everything and moved to Ethiopia, basically on a whim after receiving a call for help, to care for orphans who were abandoned by their families because of beliefs in strange curses The author speaks very openly and honestly to their struggles, failures, and victories on the field Appreciated the real life nature of his writing Eye opening but challenging as well to live intentionally wherever you are plant [...]

    8. Insight into Etiopian adoption politics was interesting Love this true story echoes of our bumbling path towards God s best plans

    9. Levi Brenkert in a successful businessman living in the United States with his wife and children when his life gets turned upside down by the house market bubble crash After the economic crash, a friend of Levi s begged him to come on a last minute mission trip to Ethiopia Even though Levi described himself as Catholics who were not living the Catholic life he and his wife decided that he should go The touching story of the mingi in Ethiopia made Levi decide to uproot everything he had back in A [...]

    10. Levi Benkert was a successful Sacramento businessman until 2009 when the economic downturn forced him to close his business While his life in California was falling apart he was presented an opportunity to go to Ethiopia to rescue orphans A tribe in the south of Ethiopia regards some children born under certain conditions as mingi or cursed These were children who are conceived without the parents announcing their intentions to the tribal elders or children who s top teeth come in before their b [...]

    11. Levi Benkert and Candy Chand s No Greater Love is the story of one man and his family who radically uprooted their life and moved across the world out of love for children Levi was doing well in real estate but when the housing crash hit, his business was spiraling down He was agonizing over what to do and strategies to come up with when a good friend called and asked him to fly to Ethiopia to help rescue a group of children who had been labeled as a curse by their tribe and were going to be kil [...]

    12. No Greater Love by Levi Benkert and Candy Chand features the true story of the Benkert family as they journey from America to Africa on a path that could only be constructed by God Benkert was a successful real estate developer until the housing market crash caused his business to go under Near the ending of his company and facing an uncertain future, a pastor friend contacted him about possibly going to Ethiopia to help organize a rescue orphanage He took a leap of faith and signed on What he s [...]

    13. What would it take for you to completely up root your family and head off to a foreign country Levi Benkert was asked to travel to Ethiopia to help a friend organize an orphanage Six weeks later he tells his wife and three young children that they are moving to Ethiopia.This is a book that will tug at your adoption heartstrings Not only was this an orphanage they were creating, but they were saving these children from death as part of tribal religious ceremonies.The fourteen chapters read quick [...]

    14. No Greater Love is an amazing, heart changing book Levi Benkert was a successful California businessman until the economic downturn in 2009 One day he got a call asking him to do a short, two week trip to Ethiopia to help with an orphanage rescuing children who were being killed by their own parents due to an Ethiopian superstitious practice called mingi Unsure, he decided to go, thinking he may clear his head while in Africa Long story short, he falls in love with the children and moves his who [...]

    15. I had looked forward to reading this book because of my own experiences in Ethiopia I read it in one sitting The style of writing was good, but I think the main factor that drew me so deeply into it was the pure honesty that was used to tell the story The author courageously admitted faults and showed his mistakes The story, itself, was heart wrenching and fascinating on it s own With the human touch that was added with it, the story was nearly perfect.The only reason I gave it four stars instea [...]

    16. This is the story of one family s experience of moving to Ethiopia to help the mingi or cursed children that are killed by their fellow villagers It is a very inspirational story of someone wanting to do something, and rather than sitting around feeling helpless, they take action Benkert, the author, is very candid and at times brutally honest You re not going to find a fluffy feel good mission story here, but you will walk away feeling empowered to do what you can in your own life to help other [...]

    17. No Greater Love was a great initial memoir of a family s first couple of years in Ethiopia Levi Benkert writes an honest and poignant account of his involvement with orphan care in rural southern Ethiopia He shares his joys and disappointments It was a quick read but that did not take away from the impact of the story I look forward to a follow up memoir as I am sure this family will continue to do great things for the Lord in the beautiful land of Ethiopia birth place of my 2 children.

    18. Very fast read The whole idea of these mingi children who are killed because their upper teeth come in before their lower teeth or because their parents were either not married or were married but didn t declare their intent to have a child is just so sad This true story tells of the author s decision to move with his wife and 3 kids to Ethiopia to try to save these kids lives It is also a powerful story of trying to understand our purposes in life and aligning them with what God would have us d [...]

    19. Such an inspiring book I loved it Wow, to drop your job, and move to Ethiopia with your family Lots of faith there I loved reading about the plight of the children, so awful what was happening to them It was amazing to read about their rescue I loved how it showed the hardships for the Benkert family They are so inspiring to me, and one day I hope to do something half as amazing.This book shows God s grace, and how He never forgets us nor forsakes us I definitely recommend it to anyone especiall [...]

    20. Awesome narrative of a family who picked up and moved to Ethiopia to run an orphanage God had other plans though and they humbly followed His will for them, eventually starting Bring Love In a unique ministry that brings together widows from local churches with orphans into forever families the bring healing, restoration and purpose to all The Benkert s are a wonderful family that I had the pleasure of staying with for a few days, and this is a wonderful story told in a very humble, transparent [...]

    21. This book was an easy read that had a great impact on me I realized that it is hard to walk away from a completed mission, especially if that mission has now been given to someone else Then we must be willing to listen for where God will take us next Thank you Levi for sharing your story so personally.

    22. While I enjoyed this story I felt that it only began to skim the surface of the Benkert s work and experiences in Ethiopia I would have liked to know about the local tribes and their belief in mingi I would have liked to learn about the children they rescued and about the Benkert s life and struggle to assimilate into Ethiopian society.

    23. I have the pleasure of working in Ethiopia in the same area as Levi and his family, and I very blessed to call them friends The book was well written by Levi and Candy and gives a real honest view from the point of view of one family who traded in the American dream from what really matters.

    24. This was a great book Levi s story was so real and honest told from the heart and the sometimes heart breaking reality of orphan care I was on their roller coaster ride with them the while time and look forward to following along on the blog

    25. Amazing book I don t typically read non fiction but this was a delight Smooth easy reading and Levi Benkert is raw and real about his story working to save the Mingi children in Ethiopia Love Will definitely pass around to family and friends.

    26. I love the honesty with which the author writes about the struggles and complexities of moving to Ethiopia and trying to help By not leaving out the failures that went along with the successes, the story was all that believable I took great lessons away from this book.

    27. This story was amazing I was engrossed throughout the entire book The story is certainly extraordinary, and the ministry that came out of this experience is powerful A very light read, and I would read it again too.

    28. Successful businessman who looses his world when the housing market crashes A great read that shows what is important to us may not truly be important after all When we give our lives to Christ and he steps in to take control, all we can do is hang on for the ride.

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