Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: The Color of Rain Book Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

I have just finished a very inspiring book entitled The Color of Rain: How Two Families Found Faith, Hope and Love in the Midst of Tragedy by Michael & Gina Spehn. It is the true story of two families brought together by tragedy when Gina's husband dies of cancer and Micheal's wife dies of cancer shortly after. The two families begin comforting one another since they both had the unthinkable happen to them. This story hits close to home for my husband because his mother passed away when he was only 9 years old. His father did remarry and has lived a happy life despite the great tragedy of his wife's death. I think that this book is a wonderful read and teaches us that even when the unthinkable happens, there is always hope of better days to come. This is a wonderful book and I think it would make an excellent holiday gift! I love getting books as gifts, since I LOVE to read! The Color of Rain was a book that I enjoyed reading! I really felt for the two families that have found love and happiness again after such a sad time.




Book Description:

This real-life Brady Bunch story is about what it means to endure the unthinkable---and still open one's heart to what's next. When two childhood friends die of cancer six weeks apart, the shared experience of loss brings their grieving spouses together. After months of late-night phone calls, family dinners, and countless dreams and tears, this unlikely pair builds a trust, a love, and a shared life. Told from alternating points of view, The Color of Rain illuminates the stepping-stones of healing that lead to a joyful new beginning for Michael and Gina Spehn and their five children. Like many who grieve, Michael and Gina had to choose to hope again. Along the way, they discovered that God can restore the darkest circumstances---and even from death, He can bring new life. Michael and Gina's gripping story of 'growing new hearts' will inspire readers not only to survive loss but also to receive the new courage, faith, and identity that God gives in the midst of tragedy.

***You can read more about the Authors on their website: www.michaelandgina.com

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You can purchase The Color of Rain by Michael & Gina Spehn on Amazon for only $14.09!

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Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Because I do not directly ship most giveaways from my home, I cannot be held liable for lost or not received products.

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