Toggle navigation

About Daring to Hope

New York Times bestseller

How do you hold on to hope
when you don’t get the ending
you asked for?


When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease.
 
After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.
 
Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places.
 
Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.

Praise

New York Times bestseller
CBA bestseller
ECPA bestseller
Publisher Weekly bestseller
USA Today bestseller

Wall Street Journal bestseller
Washington Post bestseller

“Katie Davis Majors is a voice for this generation, calling us all to a wild faith. She walks that sweet line between life and death, hope and despair, asking for a miracle and preparing yourself for the worst. She invites us into her story and pushes us to the edge, challenging us to dare to hope no matter what life throws at us.”
—Jefferson Bethke, author of Jesus>Religion and It’s Not What You Think

“Every page of this book is a piece of Katie’s heart. It’s one thing to say we believe God is good. It’s another thing to wrestle with Him in the trenches and come out assured on the other side.”
—Korie Robertson, New York Times best-selling author and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty

“I’ve followed Katie’s story for years, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any more powerful, the Lord proved me wrong. As I read these words, I felt like I was in the pages with her, watching God unfold this amazing new season of her life. Her words and heart for Jesus will stay with me forever, and I’m honored to be on the sidelines cheering for all the chapters to come.”
—Angie Smith, speaker, blogger, and author of Seamless

“Once again my friend Katie has painted a beautiful picture of what it looks like to lead with love. You’re going to love this book.”
—Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does

“These are the inspirational words of a woman so connected to the heart of her Savior, she is willing to risk anything, regardless of the outcome, to make His name known. I have grown so much from her wisdom and bold example.”
—Jennie Allen, founder and visionary of IF:Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove

Product Details

224 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Oct 3, 2017

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Read the first chapter of Daring to Hope.
How do you hold on to hope when you don’t get the ending you asked for?
When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease. After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places. Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Beech, Assistant Director of Publicity
719-268-1917
lbeech@penguinrandomhouse.com

Katie Davis Majors, NYT Best-Selling Author of Kisses from Katie, Wrestles with Doubt, Embraces Hope in New Book

29-year-old mother of 14—13 adopted—shares stories of finding joy in the broken, encourages readers to lean into God when life gets tough
 
“These pages testify to an intimate love affair with Jesus that births a hope that cannot disappoint. This is a holy witnessing… You will never be the same.”
 –Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., September 2017—Almost a decade ago, a young teenager from Tennessee embarked on a mission trip that would forever change her life. Katie Davis Majors told the story of how she left life in America behind and fell in love with the people of Uganda in her New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie (31 consecutive weeks on the bestsellers list). Now, in her highly anticipated new book, Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful (Multnomah, Oct. 3, 2017), Majors shares the ups and downs of her work—caring for her family (husband, infant son and 13 adopted daughters), those in her community with poverty-related illnesses, and through her international nonprofit Amazima—and the doubts that began to creep in when unexpected tragedy shook her family and sorrow filled her heart.
 
“For the first time that I could remember I questioned the God I had trusted in wholeheartedly since I was little,” writes Majors. “I whispered questions that I felt I shouldn’t be asking…The questions startled me, but they pounded through my head. How would I know God’s goodness…?”
 
But as Majors turned to God with her questions and doubts—Are you really good? Could you be good when this world is so full of suffering? Do you really see me? Do you truly love us?—she felt His presence nearer to her than ever and grew deeper in her relationship with Him. Through inspiring stories and biblical connections, readers will be reminded of gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow and courage in the face of uncertainty.
 
Majors is available for interviews and can speak to:
·       Finding faith in times of sorrow and doubt
·       Caring for your community and how to be a good neighbor
·       Persevering and loving those we find difficult to love
·       Loving someone with dignity into their death
·       Stepping up to make a difference for your generation
 
Daring to Hope is an invitation to believe in the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love in the quiet and the mundane, when prayers are not answered or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and encountering God’s goodness and presence in the least expected places, when life is a far cry from what we imagined.

                                                                                               #  #  # 
 
Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda over a decade ago with no idea that it would be the place that God chose to build her home and her family. Today, she is a wife to Benji and mom to her 14 favorite people. Katie and her family invest their spiritual discipleship. Voted Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Reader’s Choice Award Winner in 2012, she is also the founder of Amazima Ministries, an organization that cares for vulnerable children and families in Uganda that recently opened a new school with more than 800 students. She is the author of Daring to Hope, and the New York Times bestseller Kisses from Katie.

Contact Publicist

By Sarah Geurs

Daring to Hope is the second book from Katie Davis Majors. Her first book was Kisses from Katie. I listened to her first book as an audio book. It was so good. Kisses from Katie is basically her story or moving to Uganda and following God's calling for her. If you haven't read that book then I would recommend it. It isn't necessary to read it before reading Daring to Hope, but it will give you more of an understanding of her story and how she...

Read the Full Review

By Rachel Fuller

Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors is an inspiring story of faith, love, and hope. The way Katie writes is so moving, so touching that it was hard to put the book itself down. I cried more than once reading about her beautiful life with the men, women, and children of Uganda. Her story is that of trusting God, even when it seems the hardest. I really have no words to describe the welling in my heart right now as I write this review about...

Read the Full Review

By Callie Cox

In Daring to Hope, Katie tells about things that happen in her life and ministry in Uganda that show God's greatness during those times where god wasn't there when she needed him. In Daring to Hope, Katie continuously questions herself with the question, "What happens when God doesn't arrive in the way that you wanted Him to?" As she continues to question, Katie tells stories that seem hopeless. Most of the time, they involve death and...

Read the Full Review

By Elisabeth Reilley

What I loved most about this book was the richness in detail, which was present from the first paragraph. I could feel that the woman through whom we were seeing the world was deeply passionate and observant, and had a considerate heart. These were wonderful lenses to see the world through as she took us through her memories and the sentimental value of her home. Noting her disposition and the lessons she learned in her life, and her reliance...

Read the Full Review

By Julie A

Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful by Katie Davis Majors is a touching, heartfelt recollection of Katie's struggle to trust God in the dark times of life. She writes,"Reality would shatter my optimism, but I would realize that it was only a cheap substitute for true hope anyway. The Lord would take the darkness and make it my secret place, the place where I knew Him more intimately and deeply than I had...

Read the Full Review