Friday, November 18, 2011
Review: My Life and Lesser Catastrophes by Christina Schofield
Christina Schofield has been a children's illustrator and writer for the last ten years, working with Zonderkidz, Group Publishing, Standard Publishing, and Cook Communications. She and her husband, Allen, a campus pastor, have one daughter, Lily, and live in Rolla, Missouri.
Just after her thirteenth wedding anniversary, Christina Schofield woke up groggy and disoriented, surrounded by nurses in a hospital. She and her husband had hit a gravel patch while on their motorcycle and crashed into a ditch. With the exception of a concussion, she was fine. But Allen had broken his neck. He was now a quadriplegic.
With her entire life flipped upside down, she began an astonishing journey of tenacious faith amid increasing doubt. Full of dark, silent hours and a woman's honest questioning of the God she thought she knew, this is also a story full of miraculous answers to prayer and head-scratching, awe-inspiring encounters with her loving Lord.
With candid warmth and transparency, Christina shows readers that even in their darkest hours, God's goodness shines through.
The author shares one the most horrific accidents that most people think could never happen to them. How could God do this to a faithful follower? A lot of us have probably been in similar situations and we get angry with God for not protecting us.
The author writes about her journey in faith and God's silence. This is a beautiful story of God's faithfulness to us and our needs.
When you sit down to read this book you best have a box of tissues close by. Luckily I had just bought a new box of tissues. My heart goes out to this family and what they went through and came out of because of this tragic event.
I highly recommend this memoir.
I rate this book a 5 out of 5.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House for review. I was in no way compensated for my review. This is my own opinion.
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