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Then, you've come to the right place! This is where I will post some of the best books I've read. I'll even provide the links for you to enjoy them as much as I have.
Box of Butterflies
I read this book in about a day and a half, and let me admit to you that just reading the introduction made me want to weep.
Roma Downey is best known for her role as Monica, the angel, on the wildly popular series Touched By an Angel.. In fact, up until that time, I had no idea who she was. However, since this was one of the few shows that my family and I could sit down and watch together, without the aid of TV Guardian, we gathered around our TV every Sunday night, anxiously awaiting the show's theme song to ring through the house. If I close my eyes, I can still hear Della Reese's voice singing out, "When you walk down the road, heavy burden, heavy load.."
More recently, she and her husband, producer, Mark Burnett, have worked with Operation Smile, made the Bible into a television series, and written this wonderful book.
Box of Butterflies was given to me by my mother, who had read it first, and recommended it to me. When I read the intro, I nearly cried, so I knew this would be a book that would make my "Recommended Reads" list. That wasn't the last time I would cry while reading this, and I'm not a big cryer. But, this book touched my heart in so many ways, and I will always be grateful to my mom for lending me her copy.
According to Amazon, here is the synopsis:
Ever since she was a little girl, Roma has seen butterflies as a reminder of God’s presence. They have appeared to her in moments when she needed encouragement and reminded her she is not alone. In this deeply personal book, Roma shares stories from her life, alongside quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork that she prays will uplift you as they have her. Each grace-filled chapter of this beautiful full-color book covers topics such as courage, strength, gratitude, love, and kindness.
Reminiscent of the message of her popular television series, Touched by an Angel, this book’s central theme is that there is a God, He loves you, and that even in your most difficult moments, He is by your side. That though you may feel alone, you are never truly alone. The subtle butterfly theme reminds us that the wonder of God’s love and kindness is sometimes reflected in the gentle whispers of his creation and that we all have the power to transform from simple caterpillars into exquisite butterflies.
Trust me when I say you won't be sorry for reading this! Buy it, recommend it to a friend. share the love and triumph of what you gain with others.