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Holding Fast: The Untold Story of the Mount Hood Tragedy by Karen James

Friday, January 22, 2010

I first heard of this book months ago when I was watching one of my favorite Christian programs, Life Today.

I was extremely touched by Karen's transparency about the loss of her husband and how God has used this tragedy in her life to draw her closer to Him.

When I joined Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers (now Book Sneeze), this was the first book that I chose to review. I wanted to read Karen's 'whole' story, not just hear 'bits and pieces' from an interview.

Needless to say, I was not disappointed. In reading the book, Karen opened her heart to share the trials and the triumphs within their lives.

With an unexpected death, we all have questions that we would like to have answers to. Karen was the same. She shares her grief with transparency, as she looks to God for the answers.

I really appreciated her open-ness in sharing the 'little things' in her life that most people would see as 'coincidences' - but they were really GODincidences - God showing her that He was all around...and truly comforting her during her time of sorrow.

If you are wondering...

"Where was God on Mount Hood?"

you will need to read the book to find out.

because Karen knows the answer!
(c) Karla Meachem

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissio's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonies in Advertising."


1 comment:

Kelly L said...

thank you for the book review - I have also wanted to read this book -

Must love
Kelly