May 5, 2013

When God Makes Lemonade by Don Jacobson

Do you know someone who needs some encouragement? Perhaps that someone is you.

In When God Makes Lemonade, author Don Jacobson has collected real-life stories from around the world that show everyday folks discovering unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances. Some are funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will bring tears of amazement. But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope.

There's no question that life gives us "lemons," like issues with health, employment, and relationships. But when those lemons become lemonade, it's as refreshing as a cold drink on a hot summer day.

It's true that in life "stuff" happens, but as you'll see in these stories, Lemonade Happens too!

I love the title of this book!  It is so true ... sometimes the sour things in our lives dominate our thoughts and dreams. We can't see the big picture and it seems impossible to imagine that life can ever be sweet or happy again.

This wonderful collection of stories definitely entertains, challenges and as the subtitle claims ... it includes stories that amaze and entertain.

Spanning several decades and continents, some of these individual stories bring unfortunate times in our history to the forefront. One of my favourites is the story of a man being held captive in a prisoner camp. Even in these desperate conditions, he was able to cling to hope for better days, and he wasn't disappointed.

I have always loved books in this format, which are written by a variety of authors/contributors. Each of the individual stories is a quick read, yet they inspire and challenge the reader to think about their own life in a different light.

I highly recommend When God Makes Lemonade.

Disclosure: Review copy received through The B&B Media Group in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I too love anthologies! Like Chicken Soup. This one sure looks like a good one as well. Thanks for the review!