Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"The Lucky Few" by Heather Avis

About this book:

  Embracing the Gift of the Unexpected
  When Heather and Josh Avis decided to grow their family, adoption and Down syndrome were never in their plans. Yet after adopting three children, two of whom have Down syndrome, they quickly discovered that God’s best for their life would be found in the most unlikely places, and how lucky they were to have journeyed there.

Series: As of now, no.  

Spiritual Content- All about mentions of God, trusting Him, His plans, His best & gifts; About ten Scriptures are quoted & referenced; Prayers & thanking God; Part of a devotion by Oswald Chambers is read; Many, many talks about God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of prayers, praying, talking to God & thanking God; Mentions of God’s goodness; Mentions of the Bible & devotions; Mentions of church going, a pastor, sermons & church ministries; Mentions of Christmases; A few mentions of God’s blessings; A few mentions of miracles.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dang’, a ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘oh my word’, a ‘stupid’, a ‘sucks’, two ‘darn’s, two ‘what the heck’s and three ‘gosh’s; Mentions of pain (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of vodka, wine & drinking; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of drugs; A couple mentions of cigarettes; A couple mentions of throwing up; A mention of the F-word (the author’s mother believes such words such as epidural & Pitocin are worse than it).

Sexual Content- six ‘babe’; Mentions of a 15 year old that was pregnant again when she had already had an abortion that year; A couple mentions of a child conceived out of wedlock; A couple mentions of flirting; A mention that the author knew when dating her now-husband that he was the man she wanted to have babies with; A mention of the birds & the bees;
            *Note: Many mentions of infertility, conceiving, trying to get pregnant & periods (barely-above-not-detailed); A few mentions of labor pains; A mention of butting out of a conversation; A mention of working a butt off.

                                                        221 pages

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My personal Rating-
Adoption is a topic so near & dear to my heart, so after hearing some buzz about this book in my adoption circles I knew I had to check it out! This was such an inspiring read! I really enjoyed learning about this sweet family and their precious treasures! :)

See y’all on Friday 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 (Zondervan) for this honest review.

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