“A truly unique book about dying to self and developing a heart for the poor, woven into a modern day story placed in a 3rd world nation.”
“A refreshing Christian novel—not just entertaining but these powerful lessons will grip your heart and change your life.”
Julie, a self-centered, nominal Christian, headed for a weekend shopping binge finds her manicured, pedicured, self-absorbed designer life shattered when she sits with Jesus on a train to New York. When she gets off she’s in India. Her divine assignment? Care for 11 filthy orphans living on a garbage dump before she can return home.
Can she protect the orphans from a predator who steals and maims children and sends them out to beg? How will God provide food when her wallet is stolen? Can she find safe homes for the children? As she rescues them will they rescue her from her stone cold heart?
The answers to these questions will also be the answers to many of your questions about God, life and yourself. Pick up a copy of The Designer Bag at the Garbage Dump and jump into a great adventure!
I give this book 5 stars. I would give it 10 if possible. This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. I normally don't review books, but couldn't pass on this one. I would recommend that everyone read this book Christian as well as non-Christian. (Amazon Review)
I absolutely loved this book, even though I cried my way through it! Thank you, Jackie Macgirvin, for helping to change my focus and my perspective on so many things. Although neither Bible study nor literary fiction, this was a fun read with many perceptive thoughts included. One of my best reads this year. (Amazon Review)
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK
I laughed and cried as I read this story. I have saved it and plan to read it again and again. I have recommended it to many friends including a wonderful family that is currently in the process of adopting 2 orphans from Ethiopia. (Amazon Review)
THIS IS TRULY AN AMAZING BOOK
I bought 3 additional copies as gifts. The value of this book is immeasurable and it means so much to each person and the greatest part is talking about it with others and seeing how it affects them. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone, men and women alike. So guys don't let the purse on the front turn you off. It is truly a fantastic book that was quick to read and the moment you are done you feel inspired to share it and reread it again. Diane
I picked this book up and did not put it down until it was done. I am an avid reader and was so pleasantly surprised by this author. I LOVED this book. I laughed and cried with the characters. I don't often highlight parts of books, but with this one I did. It shows Christ's love for us in a way that I could relate and made my soul dance. (Amazon Review)
If you are feeling discouraged about your life situation this is the book for you. It truly touched my heart to know how much God loves me and wants me to love my neighbor as myself. (Amazon Review)
A HEART-STOPPING BOOK!
I couldn't put this book down. The message it contains will stay with me forever. I loved it..... thank you. (Amazon Review)
PHENOMENAL WORD PICTURES THROUGHOUT THIS BOOK!
This book is a life-changing experience - for the reader and the main character!!! I have never read a book that was so much like watching a movie. I could visualize every word. The way the Words of Jesus are put in italics make them even more real. (Amazon Review)
A STORY OF COMPASSION, LOVE, AND FAITH
This book was recommended to me by a friend who said it had changed her life…. Julie's journey is a wake-up call for all of us to listen for God's still small voice & love others tangibly as Jesus would have us do. Please read it, enjoy it, and do something for the Kingdom of God. (Amazon Review)
A LIFE CHANGING READ
I so loved this book! The author nailed every emotion of the worldly Christian as she skillfully wove the most beautiful tale of redemption and a life transformed... While staying perfectly true to Scripture. Beautifully written... And powerfully anointed. (Amazon Review)
I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN
I couldn’t put [it] down. Finished it in a day. It is been out on loan ever since. I think 4 or 5 others have read it and couldn’t put it down. LOVE this book! I really can’t say enough good things about this book. I love Frank Peretti’s writing style. I love this book more! Karen
I JUST FINISHED READING DESIGNER BAG AT THE GARBAGE DUMP
I just finished reading Designer Bag at the Garbage Dump. LOVED it!!!! Frankly, it is the most enjoyable read I have had in ages. THANKS! (Amazon Review)