Monday, July 30, 2012

Review: A Love Story

Title: A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me, An Impossibly True Story
Author: Samantha Ryan Chandler
Source: Review from Author
Grade B+

One of my favorite genres is memoirs, so I was very excited to read this book! One of the things that initially grabbed my attention about Samantha Chandler was the fact that she co-founded a children's ministry. Like Samantha, I am a Christian, so I was interested in hearing her story. Samantha has been through more rough time in her life, than calm times. She grew up with an abusive mother, her husband was verbally and physically abusive, and took her children away from her. Every time she thought her life was finally settling down, something else would pop up. Reading about the way her husband treated her made me cringe. He was very wealthy, but would only give her a certain amount of money. If she overspent, he would become very angry. When Samantha tried to leave the relationship, he took her children away. But, through all of her trials and tribulations, she found the love and trust of The Lord, and her faith in Him grew.

My favorite part of the book was when Samantha was talking about her ministry, Childspring International. She devotes several chapters to talking about the children she has worked with. The ministry helps bring sick children to the USA for surgeries. When talking about some of the children her ministry has helped, you can tell that she is very passionate about her work. I also love that she used scripture in her chapters, which to me shows that everything leads back to God. Through the many struggle and bad relationships Samantha has had, she has learned that God will always be with her and will never leave her. I think that this book will really help people, like Samantha, that are going through rough times in their life. They can see that giving your life to God and leaning on him, will help things work out in the end. You can read more about Samantha and her book on her website.

Happy Reading!

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