Monday, January 9, 2017

"Through the Eyes of Hope" by Lacey Buchanan

About this book:

  Understand how God turns tragic circumstances into something beautiful for His glory, while you love more, complain less, and see God at work in the most unlikely of places.
  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1, MEV
  What happens when things don’t go as planned? What happens when the storm you face is completely out of your control? The Buchanans’ precious son Christian was born with a medical condition that is so incredibly unique, it’s one of only fifty known cases in the world. This story has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands.
Through the Eyes of Hope Lacey Buchanan tells this compelling story of trusting God in the face of adversity. You will be moved and inspired to hold on to God’s promises when things go wrong and find joy in midst of any storm.”

Series: No.

Spiritual Content- Isaiah 42:16 in the acknowledgments; Many Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & referenced; Prayers; Many talks about God, Jesus, hope & His strength; Talking to & wrestling with God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & thanking God; Mentions of church going, Sunday school, a youth group, baptism & a pastor; Mentions of blessings; Mentions of Christian songs & artists.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘oh my gosh’s and two ‘stupid’s; Many mentions of a baby’s pain & cries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of abortions (that it wasn’t an option for this family); Mentions of awful & hatred comments from people (some are written); A couple mentions of murder & murderers; A mention of alcohol; A mention of cigarette smoke.
*Note: A couple mentions of passing gas; A mention of poop.

Sexual Content- A couple mentions of awful comments about preforming sexual acts to something (goes into it a bit about their twisted plans); A mention of a comment threatening rape; A mention of a kiss;
            *Note: Mentions of periods, bleeding, pain & a possible miscarriage (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of labor & pain (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of breastfeeding, nursing & breast milk; Mentions of modesty & a church’s strict rules; A couple mentions of pregnancy hormones; A couple mentions of telltale body parts in an ultrasound.

                                                        195 pages

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My personal Rating-
I can’t recall how I started following the Buchanan family, but I know it’s been around two-three years since I started. I love seeing pictures of sweet Christian and Chandler in my news feed on Facebook. This non-fiction read wasn’t quite what I was expecting, it had more of the medical side of it all than I was expecting, for one. I, of course, wasn’t a fan of the awful comments that this family have received were written out…less is better and I personally believe that we don’t need that negativity and those prevented comments in our heads. I am so sorry that the family had to read those comments, but I’m also sad that it had to be put in this book as well.  
Christian’s story is inspiring, regardless, and I know the Lord will continue to use that precious little boy.

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*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 for this honest review.

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