Book Review: Miracle on Voodoo Mountain

Let me just tell you this:

Tears were shed over this book.

Miracle on Voodoo Mountain took me back to the country that forever changed my life, Haiti.

I wish I could put into words all of the emotions I felt on that beautiful island country, but I could never quite describe it well enough. Instead let me recommend this book to you, so that way you can get a glimpse of the work God is doing through missions around the world.

In her book Miracle on Voodoo Mountain, Megan Boudreaux takes you on her journey to reach the children of Haiti. She answered the call of God after she visited Haiti on a business trip after the horrible earthquake that wrecked Port-au-Prince in 2010.

Having been to Haiti before, I could picture the places, the poverty, and the people she mentioned throughout her book.

I could picture the places. I saw the government buildings she mentions, including the palace. I saw the homes that have are nothing more than concrete walls and roofs and dirt floors. I could picture the busy roads and the insane amount of traffic with no laws of any kind. I could see the orphanages with cots for beds and no food and no money to get any.

I could picture the poverty. Building after building of closed businesses line the streets. People slave in the fields just to provide a couple of dollars for their family for a day. Roads lay ruined from disasters and rain. Anything that can be put in your mouth becomes a snack including styrofoam.

But most importantly, I could picture the people. Hungry eyes. Hurting hearts. Hopeless souls. People that need Jesus. I could picture the mothers who let their children roam the streets. I could picture the 14 year old girl who is already 6 months pregnant, most likely the result of being raped. I could picture the boys and girls with no parents who ride down a mountain every day just to get a basket of fresh water. I could picture the people who more than food, water, or any other physical need need Jesus more than anything else.

And that’s what this book is all about. It’s about changing a life one at a time and showing each person the love of Jesus.

If you want some perspective of what Jesus is doing around the world through average people like you and me, pick up the book. You won’t regret it.


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