I cannot dismiss the fact that God keeps putting books like Shelene Bryan's, Love Skip Jump, in my path to read. I have no doubt He is speaking to me on a very personal level about setting myself aside and serving others. I was drawn to this book for the title, but primarily for the sub-title: Start living the adventure of Yes. As intimidating as it sometimes is to open myself up and say, "YES!", I knew that I would read this book.
In Love, Skip, Jump, the author, Shelene Bryan, tells the story of how she stepped out of her comfort zone and said “Yes” to God. She initially made a trip to Africa to assure herself that a child she was sponsoring through a compassion program actually existed. God used this action to transform the author’s life. Upon seeing the effects of severe poverty in Africa, Shelene felt compelled to do something about it. She began a non-profit organization that encourages people to “skip” something from their daily life, and instead, use the money they would have spent to help impoverished children in dire need of the basic elements of survival.