Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith and Second Chances by Rachel Anne Ridge

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A friend saw this book and of course thought I should read it! :)  I looked it up and thought, oh why not?  That should be fun!  Kevin saw it and immediately said, "You know you are going to need tissue at the end."  Not true.  Flash is alive and well to this day!  You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook! ha!  Seriously though, this book was such a pleasant surprise.  The author took "lessons" that the donkey taught the family and turned it into a life lesson/daily devotional.  It's a book about a donkey, but it's also a book about a struggling family and how through their faith and love of Christ, they overcame their obstacles.  I told Kevin I might read this book again with a highlighter because it is packed full of good stuff.  You don't have to be a little donkey crazy like me to enjoy this book.  Loved it!

Summary from amazon.com:
The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home―and forever changed a family.
Rachel Anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right . . . and then Flash the donkey showed up.

If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless.” But Rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. She brought Flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour―and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. Prepare to fall in love with Flash: a quirky, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget.

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

Oh now I'm going to need to read it... :) Glad you enjoyed it!!