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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Judge it by my Review ;)

I finished this book last night, & it made me want to go to the jungle, cry, gag, & see God for who He is, not just who I want Him to be (not necessarily in that order). How many books can you say that about? Since it's a true story, I thought it should have a place on the blog. I had never heard of Bruchko until my sister said she read it to her kids & that I'd probably like it. She never suggests books for me to read since these days she mostly reads stuff about parenting. Or she reads children's books, of course. I don't want to ruin the surprise of the awesomeness contained in this book by giving away the details, so please try to get your hands on a copy & read it for yourself. I don't think you'll regret it; there wasn't a chapter that I wasn't glad I read. I learned so much, & it didn't even feel like studying. It's the kind of stuff you don't usually learn in a classroom. I want a faith like what's shared in the book, & yet the thought of it terrifies me, too.

Let me know what you think if you read it! :)

There's a sequel of stories that I hope are equally amazing. I'll have to check it out & let you know. What's your favorite nonfiction book?


  1. One of my favorite non-fiction books is The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. It is such an inspiring story of how God can turn a horrible situation around to bring healing to all parties. I would definitely mark it a must read.

  2. I was JUST talking to my brother about that book! I was thinking how I need to make it the book of the month on here sometime because, even though I read it about 8 years ago, it remains a favorite...a very memorable book that helped me work through struggles I had with complaining and being afraid of death. Through that The Hiding Place, I learned good lessons that have stuck with me.