Today I am thrilled to participate in a fun book giveaway/blog hop hosted by Inspired Kathy at I am a Reader not a Writer. Over 200 blogs are giving away a book, and all the blogs are linked together so you can hop from one to the next. What fun! I hope you'll join us!
The book I am excited to share with you is Receiving David: The Gift of a Son who Taught us how to Live and Love. What a huge blessing! I would highly recommend it!
Here's a brief synopsis from the back of the book....
David Knol was born dangerously early and wasn’t expected to live. Remarkably, he not only beat the survival odds but also went on to live a life with joy and a measure of independence and opportunity, despite his severe disabilities. From the beginning, his family viewed him as a blessing, a gift bestowed on them by God, and received him with thanks.
Through inviting stories and a few memorable photographs, Faye Knol shares the lessons about love, the value of life, and the beauty of relationships that David taught those around him during his twenty-two years of life. Warmth, good humor, laughter, and passion shine through this mother’s words as she tells tales of life in this inspiring family.
David’s story is a moving picture of how one person — despite great obstacles — can profoundly shape a family and a community in a positive way.
I was so excited when a sweet friend (thanks, Vicki!) from a local publisher sent "Receiving David" my way. This book, written by Faye Knol, a mom/nurse from my current hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, is deeply moving, inspiring, encouraging, and touching. (You'll definitely want to read it with a tissue handy!)
I appreciated how Faye was very transparent and authentic with her feelings and circumstances, yet always looked for God and His hand in their lives. In the midst of a difficult journey, this mom (and family) choose life, love, and joy! And if she can do ~ we can too!
I am excited to be able to share a copy of this precious book with a *She Sparkles* reader!
To Win my "Receiving David" Giveaway:
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