Thursday, 25 February 2016
Book Review: Choose Joy by Sara Frankl and Mary Carver
Choose Joy is a collection of writing by Sara Frankl that has been collected by her friend Mary Carver. Mary also adds her commentary and includes details that help us to connect the writings. Sara Frankl was a blogger who shared her faith with the world. Sara was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that caused her daily pain and severely limited her abilities. But that didn't stop Sara from living, loving or sharing her faith. She continued to blog daily and uplift those around her. Even in her final days, Sara chose to focus on making sure those she left behind would be okay. Sara's message was for us to choose joy by choosing to focus on God and His will.
This book is a true tear-jerker. Sara's message is so honest and true. It is amazing to read about how she kept her spirits up and connected with God on a level that most of us can't quite comprehend. He truly was her Source and she made sure everyone knew her life was about Him. Seeing how Sara persevered, kept the faith and ran her race until the end is truly touching and inspiring. Sara's life is an example of one well lived. She continued to live well and live with a heart after God even though she was confined to her home, and often bed.
I highly recommend this book. Reading it could change your outlook on life, this one and the next. If you are a note taker or highlighter-er there are plenty of gems in this book.
*I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.