Lisa Misraje is a speaker/storyteller, advocate for orphans. She is also author of the bestselling BOOK Saving Levi. The book, now in its 5th printing, has been translated into German and Indonesian; a children's version and translations into Norwegian and Chinese are currently in the works.
Lisa has SPOKEN all over China, the U.S., and Canada. The miraculous true story of Levi has been featured on the cover of the LA Times, in magazines, and on TV and radio. After experiencing the success of her first novel, Lisa is looking to expand her creativity by turning the novel into a film.
For more information, or to get involved with "Saving Levi, the Movie," go to SavingLeviMovie.com.
Covered with third to fourth degree burns over 70 percent of his body, the tiny baby boy shrieked in agony in a cold village field on the outskirts of Langfang, China. Horrified, villagers gathered around him and then walked away; but one older man stayed behind, gathered the child in his arms and went for help. His compassion and courage sparked a momentous chain of events; the baby left to die would bring people from different countries, faiths, and social backgrounds together in the successful battle to save his life and secure his future.» MORE
"Lisa Misraje Bentley watches the boy in the No. 8 jersey as he careens across the soccer field and she marvels. His lower face a mask of scar tissue, his left arm gone at the elbow, the toes on his left foot missing, he zigzags along the green grass in defiance of his disabilities."
"Isn't he happy?" she says. "Look at the joy coming out of him!"
"Bentley knows the boy probably should not be alive. Five years ago, he was left for dead in a cornfield, his tiny body so ravaged by fire that the villagers who found him thought he looked more like a charred log than a 6-week-old baby."» MORE
"Lisa was able to remind all of us that we must continue to have the courage to do what is right and constantly look for the positive in the opportunities that life offers us. Most importantly she was able to remind our district leadership that the power of caring is in many instances our best and most needed resource"
Jason Moscowitz, Director
Professional Development Academy
High School Support
If you'd like Lisa to speak at your school, bookstore, library, organization, church,business or other gathering, she's definitely interested.» CLICK HERE
"I think I held my breath the entire time I was reading this book. I couldn't put it down. It is beautifully written with glimpes into the daily life of China. To me, this book is less about one religion than the multi-faith compassion of many people that connected with Lisa Misraje-Bentley and Levi during this journey. You will find this woman an inspiration and a heroine. The next time you think of reasons why something can't be done...think about the obstacles she tackled without focusing on the possibility of failure."» READ MORE