Saturday, January 05, 2008

Book Review

Oh my goodness! I have just devoured a book over the last two days that is like nothing I’ve ever read before.
When I was strolling around Books A Million waiting for Randy to come out of the bathroom it felt like there was a magnet pulling my body to this book and it magically appeared in my hand. Then I began reading it. By the time Randy met back up with me I was so into the book I begged him to let us spend the rest of our date sitting at Books A Million so I could read a little more. I ended up reading 80 pages of the book before I had to leave to go get our kids.
The book was $21.95 so I told Randy that I would check with the library to see if they had a copy. I checked online as soon as I got home. They didn’t have one so I checked and they had some used ones I could have bought for a little cheaper but I decided that I wanted the lady that wrote the book to get as much money as possible so I went back Friday and bought the book.

Okay, it’s called (and the title got me right away) GOD SAID YES. It’s by Heather Hornback-Bland and Ninie Hammon. I saw the title and I was like, “Hey, I want God to say yes about something!” Then I was hooked.

It’s about (this is on the cover) when a four year old (Heather) was run over by a car, (by her mother on accident), doctors told the family she wouldn’t survive. Now 34 years later, 187 operations, and 13 medical miracles later, Heather is alive to tell her story.

And what a story it is! I want all of you to read it, but my recommendation comes with a big whopping warning! If you are faint at heart then this book is not for you. It would probably be good for you, but I mean my gosh! I just kept thinking, “How much could one person go through?” While I was reading her book it just made me think that the struggles and pain that I’ve gone through in my life are like a scrapped knee compared to this woman.

What’s even more amazing than everything she has gone through is her attitude. She has such an intimate relationship with Christ. Her joy is almost unbelievable. In all that she went through she didn’t feel sorry for herself. She has a wonderful family that supports her. It’s just amazing!

I want you all to read it. I will let you borrow the book if you want to, but if you can afford to buy it then buy it because this lady owes more than a million dollars for medical bills. My prayer is that she will make so much money on this book that she will never have to worry about money again! I want her to have the money to do things that she hasn’t been able to do before because of medical expenses.

I’m telling you that I went to bed with a thankful heart and I woke up with a thankful heart because of this book. I’m so thankful for a healthy body. I’m thankful that God has done such amazing things in that woman’s body. She’s had 13 medical miracles happen to her. There’s so many things that the doctors told her that she would never do, but she has done them. I don’t want to spoil them for you, but it’s so hard because there’s one in particular that I’m totally wanting to spill my guts about! I’m so glad that God Said Yes to this woman. I’m so encouraged by her testimony! Compared to what God has done in her body, healing Miles is like flipping a switch! I’m glad that God is saying Yes about Miles as well.

Buy the Book! It’s so incredible!

I’ll leave you with a small excerpt from her book and then with one quote that I’m keeping for my own!

(After she had got out of another surgery) Page 79

Just suck it up and go on. Those seven words were printed on page one of the owner’s manual of my life. Mom made it clear from the moment I woke up from my first surgery that self pity was not an option, and Mom’s wasn’t the only voice singing that song. Growing up in medical facilities, I learned lessons before I could do long division that many grown-ups never figured out. The hospital became my College of Life. I started out studying suffering, but I quickly changed my major to gratitude.


Pamelotta said...

I will buy that book the next time I'm at Books A Million. In fact, I can't wait. Maybe I'll finagle a way to go tomorrow. Scratch that, I just looked up the word finagle so I'd know how to spell it and in case any of you are wondering, it means to get something through devious or dishonest means! I will not be doing that. I'll just politely ask.

Speaking of great books...when you said you were drawn like a magnet to this book and the next thing you knew it was in your hands and you were reading it, I just know that that will be the testimony that goes forth about your book. People aren't going to remember how they even found your book, but rest assured, someday, somewhere, someone will be blogging about your book and how everyone needs to read it!

High in Demand said...

Pam, I'm excited that you're going to read the book! I can't wait to talk to you about it.

Thanks for the encouraging words about my book. I'm really pumped about my writing. I feel like I've got some great direction right now.

MONICA said...

Wow,I got goose bumps just from your enthusiasm over this book...I am intrigued, a bit nervous...but I will take your recommendation. I am currently almost through Captivating--reading it again--and I plan to feast on more inspirational and uplifting works this year....can't wait for yours!!

Start World Hunger said...

Wow! Just from that excerpt, I want to read this book. I don't know how I'm going to get the money to buy it, but I'm going to believe God for $25 to get it!