Glad to have you visit my little corner of the blog world! I'm a minister's wife and stay-at-home mommy.
Here you will find LOTS of book reviews, because I LOVE to read. You'll also get a little peak into our family life as we seek to raise the three gifts from the Lord with which we have been richly blessed and a little of the things I'm learning as I daily surrender to the Lord in complete trust. This life isn't always easy, but it is an adventure like no other. At the end of each day, I rest in the faithfulness of Almighty God.
Praying you are blessed by your visit with me!
Ken Abraham is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Against All Odds with Chuck Norris and Let's Roll with Lisa Beamer. His work has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The CBS Morning Show, The Today Show, and many more. Learn more at www.kenabrahambooks.com.
In 1970, one small southern town was a powder keg ready to erupt. But it was also on the verge of something incredible. Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon grew up on opposite sides of the tracks in Gallatin, TN. They knew the barriers that divided them - some physical landmarks and some hidden in the heart - but those barriers melted away when the boys were on the basketball court. After years of playing wherever they could find a hoop, Eddie and Bill rose as leaders of their respective high school teams. And at the end of the 1070 season, all-white Gallatin High and all-black Union High faced each other in a once-in-a-lifetime championship game. Wat happened that night would challenge Eddie and Bill - and transform their town. A fast-paced true story of courage, determination, and forgiveness, More Than Rivals offers hope and inspiration for our times. My Thoughts:
My ten year old son absolutely loved this book. I'm so very glad we were able to share it together. I lost count the number of times he came to me while reading with "Mom, you won't believe..." or "Mom, I can't believe people actually treated each other this way...". Ken Abraham tells the true story of Sherlin and Ligon during a time of racially charged conflict. It is a timely and relevant read for today, but is one infused with encouragement and hope. I was thankful that my son read the book. He loved the sports aspect, but the greater life-lesson narrative within the pages was not lost on him. Get this book!
*I received a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of providing this honest review.