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.