JOHN M. GLIONNA
Seoul Bureau Chief
"I put down Lisa Bentley's book Saving Levi ready to cheer for the spirit of a woman who refused to recognize international, cultural, or linguistic boundaries in her quest for justice on behalf of a severely burned little Chinese boy. Bentley adopted him as one of her own, displaying a grace and compassion one rarely finds today."
"Saving Levi is an inspiring and uplifting book about how the life of one little Chinese boy was saved. Lisa Bentley tells her own story with brutal honesty, about the difficult road that she and little Levi have walked together. It is a book about the wonders and the tragedies of modern China, but most of all about the power of prayer—and persistence—and how God's faithfulness transformed and sustained a single human life and the family who came to love him.
An extraordinary tale of compassion and hope, and of God's love at work amid the tumultuous change of modern China."
"I would not care to know anyone with a heart cold enough to remain unmoved by this gripping story. Lisa Bentley's complete determination to save Levi is an absolute marvel that demonstrates the power of love and resolute faith."
"While visiting China, I was fortunate enough to have witnessed the extraordinary heartfelt works of Lisa's Orphanage. I was completely moved by their absolute unselfishness and unwavering commitment and passion for bettering the lives of so many special-needs orphans. The visit was a highlight of our trip and touched many of our fellow travelers. Since then we have been blessed to support their work, an exceptional organization that is impacting the lives of so many vulnerable people in China."
"I read Saving Levi in one sitting on an airplane flight between California and New York. The book was so compelling I couldn't put it down. Lisa Bentley's gritty determination and maternal love will be inspiring to all readers. To call her story a "good" one is a vast understatement. It's nothing short of remarkable."
"Lisa stands as a humble example of what can happen when a man or woman actually lives out the truth that God cares for orphans."
"Hearing the God sized details of how Levi's life was saved, and seeing God's people come together for the cause of this little boy serves as an inspiration to us all."
"I first met Lisa 12 years ago while I was the Sales Manager of United Airlines in Beijing. She came to our office and told us about a young child, Levi, who had been abandoned and left in a field to die and needed emergency surgery to live. Her story was so compelling, how could we resist wanting to try to help?
Lisa and those who she was serving with under very difficult conditions in China, were committed so that their faith would live in actions that were in defense of those who are most vulnerable. That their efforts have been so meaningful to young children who otherwise would have been forgotten is a tribute to the sincerity of their faith and their dedication to bringing about a truly better world. "
"I could not have asked for a more miraculous, courageous,intimate story."
" Lisa's life and work in China has helped many Chinese orphans and families. Her story "Saving Levi" is an amazing adventure bringing together and unlikely mixture of Governement's and people from around the world. We hope one day to see Saving Levi made into a full feature film showing the difference we can make working together."