I just finished reading Ten Days Without by Daniel Ryan Day. This book opened my eyes to suffering all over the world that I’d never given thought to before. I am preparing for my first mission trip and when I saw this book listed on the Blogging for Books program, I knew it would be a great book to read prior to my trip. I had already been thinking about the comforts I would have to do without while on my trip and how I’d be stretched during that time. But Day lived out different “experiments” while at home. He went ten days without shoes. Ten days without a coat. Ten days without using his legs. You get the picture. He had to carry on his normal everyday life without the conveniences and comforts he was used to. This also involved his family and friends who had to inconvenience themselves at times in order to help him out. It was a learning experience for all of them. This book made me more sensitive to people in need and to people who deal with disabilities. It showed me that we can survive without our modern conveniences and that putting others and their needs before our own is a Christlike thing to do. I recommend this book highly if you’re brave enough to have your eyes opened to corners of your life that might need the cobwebs swept out and open to having God shed light on these places. You can’t read this book and not be changed.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.