Be omnivorous, don't just read one kind of book, read everything. - Richard Wagamese

Monday, July 19, 2010

Review: A Friend in the Storm by Cheryl Rickett

Author: Cheryl Rickett
Publisher: Zondervan
Pages: 96
Source: Litfuse Blog Tour
Category: Inspirational
Rating: 4/5


I received A Friend in the Storm from Litfuse Blog Tours, and it was a very pleasant surprise. This beautiful little gift book, is the perfect gift to hand to a friend in need. A Friend in the Storm is filled with inspirational quotes, scriptures and poetry. In life we have a lot of unknowns, and I have a lot of comfort in my faith. I know at any time, I have someone that I can turn to, someone that has control. This little book is a comforting read to anyone who is grieving, going through personal issues or just needs a pick me up. I will pass this on to friends and family members. It's a great gift. I fell in love with the poem called 'Why.' When life gets rough, i'm sure everyone has comes to a point when they ask why? Why do I have to go through this? The poetry was beautiful, but 'why' remained with me when I closed the pages. This is one to keep on your gift list.

They're are many quotes that stuck with me and here are a few quotes or scriptures that I loved:

'Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow- it empties today of it's strength.' -Corrie Ten Boom

'If the works of God were such as might easily be comprehended by human reason, they could not be called wonderful or unspeakable.' - Thomas A Kempis

'What a wonderful thing to know, to remember, to remind yourself of when you feel overwhelmed with busyness or with pain. You don't have to come to him quiet. You just need to come to him.' -Emily Barnes

'For This is what the LORD says: 'As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.' Isaiah 66:13

'Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.' 1 Corinthians 13:7

I believe this is a great gift book, one that will be appreciated. Words are uplifting, and encouraging. Sometimes you feel like there is no one to turn to, but this book is a reminder that there is someone listening.