The lessons we learn from the most vulnerable among us can be life changing. In Leanne Hadley's book "Touching Heaven", she tells the stories of children who are not long for this world. This book is touching and heart wrenching, yet filled with such hope and wonder. I thought I would be weeping through the whole thing, but I laughed and I also had to stop and think a time or two about what a particular child was trying to say. They are wise beyond their years for sure.
From the Back Cover:
Through the eyes of a child, we see glimpses of heaven
Children have always been close to the heart of God. And sometimes, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances, they show us how close God is every day.
Children's minister and former children's hospital chaplain Leanne Hadley has been ministering to hurting children for years. In Touching Heaven, she recounts the poignant stories and simple faith of the remarkable children she has been privileged to serve. With humor and tenderness, she offers their inspiring testimonies of encounters with God, Jesus, and angels, showing us that God is present in our lives--even as earthly life is ending.
If you've lost a child or another loved one, or if you are supporting a dying person along their journey, you will find in these stories comfort, inspiration, and hope of everlasting life.
This book touched me deeply. I know what it is to watch a little person who holds the keys to your heart suffer and hang close to death. My Courtney has danced along that line a time or two. Each time God reveals something new for this Mama to learn, He stretched me and encourages my spiritual growth with each crisis. I can only imagine what Miss Courtney would say to me if she could speak. LOL! I am not sure I want to know.
I really enjoyed this book. Go buy it!! I give it:
4 cupcakes - It was delightfully delish and I would highly recommend it to others.
Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review. My opinions are my own.
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