Uninvited, Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa TerKeurst, is my book club pick for December. I chose this particular book because it is a beautiful, biblical, honest, and witty look at how we process rejection.
The Magnolia Story, my book club pick for November, is THEIR story. It is one of hope and hard work, of shaky ground, of seeking balance, one of losses... and one of Gaines. In essence it is the story of the Great American Dream come true.
What if you walked into a fried chicken diner one day, one random day, and glimpsed a sight of a boy sitting alone at a table, ear pressed against an old boom-box that was held together with duct tape, and braces up his legs... What if?
Great stories, great food, great fun! Cookin' It with Kix ain't your average cook book, because Kix ain't your average guy. Come on over to Delilah.com and check it out!
For August, I've chosen to tell you about a favorite novel of mine, The Shack. Yes, it's been out for several years. Yes, tons of people have already read it. Yes, I've told you all this before!
I want to tell you about a book I ran across lately, and immediately said, "THIS is my next book club pick!" My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, drew me in fast.
Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind," is my June book club selection. This perfect gift-book brings the power of the hit single straight to the written page, reminding us all to stay Humble and Kind!
Written by: Megan Bourdreaux
"It took months of God waking me up in the middle of the night before I realized I was the one He was calling to leave my comfortable American life and move to Haiti."
Miracle on Voodoo Mountain is the inspirational memoir of an accomplished and driven twenty-four-year-old who quit her job, sold everything, and moved to Haiti alone--all without a clear plan of action. Megan Boudreaux had visited Haiti on a few humanitarian trips, but each trip multiplied her sense that someone needed to address the devastation--especially as it affected the children, many of whom were kept as household slaves on the poverty-stricken and earthquake-wrecked Caribbean island.
Three years later—on the former site of voodoo worship in Gressier--six acres atop Bellevue Mountain are home to the nonprofit Respire Haiti. Many still come to the area to make animal sacrifices, but Megan and her staff of nearly two hundred are transforming this community as they educate, feed, and address the needs.
Miracle on Voodoo Mountain by Megan Boudreaux is a very inspiring, heartfelt book. The book chronicles Boudreaux's journey as she finds her life purpose in Haiti, starting an organization that does humanitarian work and helps children in need. The book was very interesting, and because the content is so compelling, it is definitely a page-turner! Though many people reading the book may not be called to the mission field, the book is very easy to relate to, and Boudreaux is a great role model for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world.
Boudreaux writes the book in an intriguing and genuine manner. Readers will especially like this book if they want to learn more about Haiti, mission trips, or Megan Boudreaux's specific ministry, Respire Haiti.
Miracle on Voodoo Mountain really is a story about a miracle, and readers will be touched after finishing it. Additionally, readers will enjoy learning about Boudreaux's personal life through the book; she eventually [spoiler alert] adopts two little girls from Haiti and marries someone who shares her passion for Haiti…
—Oak Tree Critic
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