Thursday, April 12, 2012

A BOOK FOR TOUGH TIMES


        As I was going through my regular browsing of a wide variety of blogs I came across a give-away that I just could not resist on About A Mom.  It was Chicken Soup For The Soul's  Devotional Stories for Tough Times.  I saw it at a time when I needed it so badly, shortly after the death of my brother Sutcliffe. Well, I went ahead and entered and you can just imagine how thrilled I was when I got an email stating that I was among the winners.
         I waited patiently and as it arrived I started reading. There are 101 Daily Devotions from different authors to inspire and support anyone facing challenges – grief, family issues, illness, financial difficulties,  you name it. I like the fact that each story begins with a Bible verse and ends with a prayer.
         I was especially impressed that the stories were not long and got the messages across very effectively. Many times when I felt low in spirit I read a story and immediately felt better. Even stories that did not relate to a challenge I faced had a powerful message as it encouraged me to trust in God and prayer even when I felt as if I was at the end of a rope.
         I highly recommend this book to anyone who is going through a very difficult period in his/her life. As a matter of fact it would be good to have this book even if all is well. It will come in handy if one day you find your back against the wall.
         I am rereading it, choosing now to read one story a day until the book is finished yet again. 

32 comments:

Melissa Bo said...

This sounds like a wonderful book.

I have several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and really enjoy reading them.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Melissa,
I have heard a lot about Chicken Soup for the Soul books and I am glad that now I have read one and it is so good. Take care and have a great day.
Judy

Sunray Gardens said...

Glad you found something you can enjoy. Have a nice upcoming weekend.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Cher! I also wish you a good weekend.

Sparkle and Co said...

Thanks to wednesday blog hop, i'm following you! Happy to read your blog!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sparkle and Co! I will follow back. Have a good day.

Sandee said...

I should read this book. I'll order it and then read it as you have.

Have a terrific day. :)

Candice said...

I have read a couple of Chicken Soup for the Soul books and just loved them! Yours sounds great too!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Oh yes Sandee, you will find it real good. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Candice,
I have heard a lot of positive comments about these books and the one I read was so inspirational. Take care and all the best to you, G and J!
Judy

Christine Kemp said...

Sounds like a wonderfully inspirational book TFS. Tks for visiting my blog I've never been a co-host before ~ Katherine's favourite things blog hop is a great way to enjoy a cuppa.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Christine,
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments. Katherine's Thursday Favourtie Things Blog Hop is wonderful. Take care and all the best to you.
Judy

Lisa said...

I have several of these books and have enjoyed them very much (for moms, women, military spouses). Glad you are enjoying it and that it is giving you comfort!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Lisa,
I have heard a lot of positive comments about Chicken Soup For The Soul books. I am really glad I finally got to read one and it was so good. Take care.
Judy

Maria said...

judy, i'm so happy you found and won such a wonderful book. throughout my years, i have read various chicken soup for the soul book. their stories are so uplifting and give you such strength. my mom actually has the same book that you won. she reads devotions every single morning.
i'm wishing you a beautiful friday and happy weekend. i hope you're doing well and enjoying spring in jamaica! praying for you always. <3
thank you so much for all your prayers!!
xoxoxo
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Maria,
Chicken Soup For The Soul Books are really highly rated. I note that your mom has the one that I have. It is really inspirational. Take good care and I wish you and Steve a wonderful weekend. Lots of Love & Best Wishes always!
Judy

Brandi Yee said...

This sounds like a great book Judy! And how wonderful that it came to you at a time when you needed it most :) Chicken Soup for The Soul has some great books! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

Brandi

Judy Haughton-James said...

A wonderful book indeed Brandi and it sure came at a time when I needed it so much! I also wish you a beautiful weekend.

Eveli Acosta said...

Congrats on winning a wonderful book! I'm stopping by from Friday Friend and Follow! Hope to see you at my blog as well! http://acostaeveli.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Eveli! I will follow back. Have a good weekend.

Nekky said...

Congrats on winning the book Judy. I haven't heard about it before but from your description, I'll get one for myself through amazon. I love books like this.
Wishing you a happy weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Nekky,
Thanks! I am sure you are going to enjoy this book. Take care and have a great weekend.
Judy

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks web development india! Have a good weekend.

Clairejustine said...

Sounds like this books was meant for you to win,hope you are having a good weekend Judy :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

So true Clairejustine! I am making the best of a rainy weekend - writing, reading, listening to music and watching television!:) Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

momto8 said...

I think we are all a little happier when we read uplifting books! thanks for the review!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Most definitely momto8! Thanks and have a good week.

Katherines Corner said...

wonderful book. I have several chicken soup for the soul books. love them. thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I'm behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

The Chicken Soup For The Soul Books certainly have a great reputation Katherine. I will be sure to link up again on your Thursday Hop. Take care and have a good day.

Kat said...

I am also a fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. It definitely does wonders to one's soul.
I'm dropping by from Get Connected Tuesday's blog hop. Have a great day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for dropping by Kat! I am really happy that at last I got to read a book from the series. It is indeed good for the soul! Take care and have a good week.

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