Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Missing Andy: The Journey from Grief to Joy

Lori A. Moore

"In her latest book, Missing Andy: The Journey from Grief to Joy, author Lori A. Moore shows us how to look at the loss of a loved one not as a final event but rather as a celebration that our loved one is with the Lord.  Her story will take you on that trip from inconsolable sadness to the joy that can only be found through Christ Jesus."



My Take:

This was an incredibly inspirational book!  It follows the author's journey after losing her ex-husband/best friend in an unexpected surgical complication from pain to happiness.  The book is written plainly and honestly, there is no pretense, no preaching.  Lori A. Moore is simply and beautifully attempting to help others through similar situations, and the result is a wonderful book.  Aside from a wonderful message, the writing itself is solid and simple, so as not to distract from the intent of the book.  This is one of those books that is tough to rate because its purpose is not entertainment, but rather inspiration.  If you are looking to recover from the loss of a loved one with the help of some non-denominational Christian wisdom, this is a book for you. This was a very short book, and while it was sweet and inspirational, I'm not sure if there is enough material there to warrant the top score, and therefore I rate this book a 2, Use a Coupon at Borders.

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

This book is rated PG because the book revolves around a theme of death, which may be too much for very young audiences



***FTC Disclosure:  This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***

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11 comments:

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

Inspirational books are always nice! But seriously, this sounds like a really well-written book. Excellent review!

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Jaime ~ The Etsy Shop Spotlight said...

I rarely read fictional books, but I'd like to give this one a try!

Jenn said...

Love the review! Based on subject matter I may just have to give this one a read. Thanks!

The Book Buff said...

@Jaime-if you don't read fiction, you are in luck, this book is the true story of the struggles the author went through to obtain peace and happiness :)

jenny said...

oh man. i am SO excited about this blog! totally following, WILL read!

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The Book Buff said...

Thanks for your support!

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