Sunday, February 26, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: My Life and Lesser Catastrophes

Life was close to perfect for Allen and Chrissy Schofield. They lived in Rolla, Missouri along with their daughter Lily. He was a Campus Minister and Chrissy worked as a free-lance illustrator from home.

Life was busy, two days after their 13th wedding anniversary they finally had a little time to spend together. They decided to go for a joy ride on the motorcycle – an anniversary ride – a ride that would change their lives forever!

Hitting the patch of gravel on the road Allen lost control of the motorcycle. They went off the road into the ditch and were thrown approximately 20 feet through the air. A young lady who was part of their campus fellowship spotted them on her way to work and immediately called the paramedics.

Chrissy was released that evening with a concussion; a couple of friends drove her to the hospital where Allen had been transferred by med-flight. He was not so lucky. Allen had broken his neck and injured his spinal cord. The doctors did not have a good opinion on Allen’s diagnosis. They were not positive he would survive, and if he did, would he ever walk again or breathe on his own.

Does Allen survive? Will he ever be able to walk again? How long is Allen out of commission if he does survive? Will Chrissy cling to her faith or will she question God? Grab this book and find answers to all these questions, and realize that God still does hear and answer prayers.

This is a great book. It helps you realize we all have the same feelings; when we are on top of the mountain and things are great we trust God and are so in tune with Him, but when we are in the valley and overwhelmed with consequences of life we start questioning God, wondering why me? Fortunately, He is still there right where He always is.

Click here to read more about this book on the Chosen Books website.

I received this book free from Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

until next time... nel

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