Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Different Book on Loss.

"When Your Family's Lost a Loved One"
Written by Davis & Nancy Guthrie
Copyright 2008
Tyndale House Publishers,Inc
(buying info. on bookshelf on bottom)

Ever had a friend who had a death in their family. You could not find the right thing to say. Maybe you felt awkward being around them. Have noticed they are not the same around you. This Book By David & Nancy Guthrie "When Your Family's Lost a Loved One" has stories of others experiencing those Feelings. I originally bought the Book to help me. My Mother passed away and my families grieving was so different I had a hard time understanding them. However during the process of reading the book, All the misunderstanding seem to melt away. The most important thing I learned was that my view of things was dim. Grieving can cause rift in family and friendships. Yes Relationships change after a death, but how can one deal with it for the rest of their life?

The Guthries', a Family of Five becomes a family of Three. Two of their children born with Zellweger Syndrome, which gave them short lives. Along their journey of life they meet others going through a journey of loss. The Book is complied of interviews and stories of journeys through the pain. Each one is different, for no two people mourn the same. Through the interviews and stories one sees the light is on, guiding your journey of Life.

I found myself saying "Ya, that's how I felt..." now I understand why. I laughed and cried, was lost in feelings and then enlightened to thoughts. Realizing people mean well even if it seems not. Understanding the different thought patterns in people was a God send. I could go on and on but I will not. For you need to read the Book to see for yourself.

The Book is written well. It is not a boring or an instructional read. I would recommend it for all who are touch in some way by Death.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Solar Flare

Solar Flare
A Novel
By Larry Burkett

Some years back I read this book. The author was still alive then. He was known for writing study books on finances. One day I was in the bookstore and came across a New Novel written by Larry Burkett. I had just finished his study on finances. So, I purchased the book. Opened it's pages and started reading. Wow, I could not put it down!!
The story opens up in a College Astronomy Classroom with Professor Jason Hobart teaching. Subject of the day, solar magnetosphere dislocation- in layman terms solar flares. Could a massive Solar Flare effect the Earth's weather? This question is the basis of the book. For the next 425 pages the effects unfold. You will read about Jason Hobart's life and get to know him intimately. How he thinks, his duty to country, how he works with the President of the United States and others on a Plan to save the Earth from total disaster.
Can a Massive Solar Flare Take us back to a time when there were no cars, no internet, no radios, no food, and no electricity. A world of Horse and Buggies and primitive living.
After reading Solar Flare you will have a different view of our Sky.

Note: My father, who is not a reader, started reading this book and could not put it down!! He was reading it in bed, Mom said "...what are you reading? It must be good". If my father was inspired to read it than it must be a keeper. It's on my library shelf indeed.