Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"At Any Cost" by Mike & Hayley Jones

About this book:

  “In At Any Cost, for the first time Mike and Hayley Jones share their remarkable chaotic, intercontinental story of adopting eight siblings from Sierra Leone. Facing doubts from within, character assaults from without, and a mind-numbing bureaucratic jungle, the Joneses and their two young biological sons embarked on a 34-month heart-wrenching odyssey that gave birth to "The Jones Dozen".
  At Any Cost is the story of a couple who not only believe God calls each of us to trust Him more than we ever thought possible, but are living proof of God s immeasurable grace and unfathomable love. Join Mike and Hayley on their inspiring journey of faith and obedience to the call God placed on their lives. You might just discover where God is leading you next.”

Series: Non-fiction.

Spiritual Content- Revelation 12:11 at the beginning & Every chapter starts with a Scripture (16 chapters); 46 Scriptures are quoted, referenced or mentioned within the chapters; This whole book is about doing what God’s called you to do, therefore many (many, many, many, many…) talks about God, peace & The Call; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God but not all Scriptures are when referring to Him; Prayers; Mentions of those in the Bible;
*Note: A mention that Satan “fights like hell” to keep the orphans feeling unloved and unwanted; A couple mention of witchcraft, demons & curses.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘shut up’, and two ‘stupid’s; Mike says he partied & cheated on his then-long-time-girlfriend in college before his was Born-again; A mention of clubs; 2 chapters are about the authors' first years of marriage, separation and getting back together; Mentions of a Grandmother, her time period & race (mentions of different water cups, etc. When she says Negro she’s corrected to African-America); Mentions of dead animals & hunting animals for food (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of marijuana;
           *Note: Mentions of tattoos and on the spine there’s a picture of Hayley’s wrist with her tattoo (it says “Faith”); A mention of Starbucks.

Sexual Content- A birth & blood (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of conceiving (nothing sexual) & nursing; A mention of a period & “practicing” to have a baby; A mention of trafficking;
            *Note: Mentions of kids’ underwear.

                                                        226 pages

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My personal Rating-
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If y’all have followed this blog for a while, you’ll know I very rarely give out a 5-star rating. Just as rare is a 4 and a half-star rating. My goodness, this book was great! Faith, Trust, Love, & Adoption about sum up this non-fiction! I nodded my head more times and plan on quoting this book on Goodreads! I absolutely loved Mr. & Mrs. Jones’ Faith & their outlook on The Call (which I agree 150% of out a 100%). Definitely a keeper for me! I do wish the publisher had included pictures in the middle the book, like most Autobiographies out there today. But, I did find this video on the family that is really well done! Click Here to watch it!

See y’all on Friday with not a new review, but a really fun post! :D

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Worthy Publishing) for this review.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds great!! Thanks for reviewing it!