Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Rising

On July 23, 2007, Dr. Petit’s house was broken into, his wife and two daughters were raped and murdered, Dr. Petit was beaten and left for dead and his house was then set on fire and burned to the ground. In The Rising, Ryan D’Agostino shares in graphic detail the events of this horrible night. How Dr. Petit desperately wanted to protect and defend his family but was physically unable to.

The book takes the reader through every grueling detail of the trial. How the Petit family and friends had to sit through pictures and testimonies of that horrific night. Thankfully the book doesn’t end there. After the terrible events of that night and the years and trials that followed, Dr. Petit discovers a new passion and reason for living.
The book ends with a good ending. It kind of reminded me of Job and what happened to him. The book was a little hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but was also hard to put down because you wanted to know more.

This book was a good read and I would recommend buying it.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books.

Life Giving Home

I was happy to be able to start reading the Life Giving Home by Sally & Sarah Clarkson. I felt the book was long, but I was able to get some really good ideas to do with my family. I loved how to create beauty in your home and finding beauty through impromptu adventures. I am a creative type so this book was wonderful. I loved the ideas. My goal is to create a family loves Jesus and try to get back to the basics. I was challenged by reading this book.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for ways to connect as a family. especially trying to break free from the electronic rat race.
I was given this book by Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review.