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Maybe the most incredible book I have read this year is how I would describe the story of Stephanie Nielson and her husband crashing in the small plane they were in along with his flight instructor. Both of them were burned over large portions of their body (He 50% and she 80%) and the fight back to surviving and then living a normal life is truly incredible. She does a good job of delving into the feelings she had and almost giving up several times. She tells what seems to be small portions of multiple NDE (Near Death Experiences) and other spiritual experiences that ultimately lead to her pushing forward to really doing all she could to aid her body in the healing process. The culmination of the book is something not surprising after you get to know her, but something nevertheless miraculous considering all that she has been through.
One of the best things about this book is how open she is in sharing her memories and feelings. The writing style she uses brings you in and helps you feel like you are right there. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has ever felt like they couldn't do another things or anyone who has wondered how others might overcome huge obstacles that appear as miracles to the rest of the human race.
Stephanie Nielson writes an ongoing blog that you may be interested to look at which can can go to by clicking here.http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
This is a good book for middle school students who often feel out of place out of time and like they are adopted.
Life Rocks! How Firm is Your Foundation by John Bytheway
The Road to Grace (The Walk) by Richard Paul Evans
I really enjoyed this book. I have to admit that in addition to seeing the main character growing I find it enjoyable as he describes the scenery and the little towns along the way with the variety of odd things that people have built and done which become the local legends along the way. An easy and enjoyable read.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown
It was written/made by Bela Varga, his wife and 25 volunteers. It is 13.71 x 12.36 ft and weighs 3.124 pounds and is 346 pages long.