PREPARED FOR A PURPOSE is the story behind the story of a tremendous act of courage. Antoinette Tuff firmly believes that God is sovereign over our lives, over each and every moment, and that He uses all circumstances to mold us into vessels fit for His use.
Prepared for a Purpose takes us on a journey through her life, from the young girl whose mouth got her into trouble, to the woman whose mouth was used by God to avert a potential disaster. From the broken home of her childhood, through tempestuous teen years, a troubled marriage, the breakup of that marriage, and learning to face and deal with the special needs of her son, Antoinette was gradually changed into someone whose reaction in time of need was to turn to God. That reaction served her well when - just as she was faced with a huge crisis in her personal life - a heavily armed gunman managed to breach the security in the school where she worked, barking out orders and threatening the lives of hundreds of students, staff, and police. In that moment, the strength and reliance on God that had been developed in Antoinette over a lifetime was gloriously used to avert disaster. Instead of bemoaning the many difficulties she has faced, or regretting that filling in for someone else landed her in the "hot seat", Antoinette instead chooses to rejoice that she had been fitted by God for His purposes.
What an example! I enjoyed this book, not only for the riveting tale, but because of the many Scripture verses that are included to "prove" the fundamental truth that God is sovereign, loving, and active in our lives, working as the Master Potter to form us into vessels which can be used by Him. An inspiring read!
This is the inspiring true story of Antoinette Tuff, a woman who God used to stop a school shooting in Atlanta, Georgia from happening.
This book was a worthwhile read. It will remind you of God's work in our lives every day and how He has a purpose for each one of us despite the hard times that we may go through or challenges that we might face along the way. I enjoyed reading this book. I rate 4 1/2 stars.
I recommend this book, especially to anyone who enjoys biographies or true stories of God working through people.
Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for sending me a free copy of Prepared for a Purpose in exchange for my honest review.
What a beautiful cover. I love it very much it is heart warming and unique. Thank you for whom ever did the cover.
As you travel through the pages of this true story with Antoinette as she tells of her heart break she is going through with her husband and her turmoil with her son for all he was dealing with as a young baby, boy and young man but still he is the strongest of all. Then this happened,to add to what she is already dealing with, but God knows who can handle what and whom he has in places to handle different circumstances for his plans.
This is the true story of how one woman saved an Atlanta school under siege, it's find that they say that but I feel she also saved the lives of that young man by her love and understanding of what this boy was going through and with that understanding and with the help of her love and trust in God she saved his life along with all the others.
Antoinette was going through own turmoil of marriage and life for what she should do, but her love for her children never changed it just got stronger with each time her husband was a jerk, yes I said jerk. He didn't deserve her. I have been through some not all of what her husband put he through. So I can tell you she will find the right man when God puts him in her path.
Antoinette really has a very special son, one with a heart of Gold and strong for his Mother. She is a beautiful woman inside and out. I feel God has great plans for her.
Antoinette was scared as anyone would be but she handled the situation she was in very well.
This is truly a must have if you want to see how God plays a roll in the lives of his followers, the strength that we can draw from God, knowing he is there with us in the darkest time of our lives.
I received this beautiful book from BethanyHouse free for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have express are entirely my own.
This book is inspirational! Antoinette's story could be any one of us. She came from a broken home, and did all she could to keep her children from repeating the generational curse. She struggled to overcome the trials she faced. She has a great testimony to God's goodness. Did all things turn out well for her? Not in human terms of success, but God does not always see success the same way we do. Her daily struggles were the very things God used to help her be able to empathize with a school shooter. She was able to understand his feelings and feel compassion towards him verses just fear and hate. She was able to use the very things that had caused her pain to associate with his pain. She does not claim to be a hero. Instead she says, she was created for a purpose as we all were and that day she was simple a vessel being used by God. This book will be an encouragement to all who read it! I would highly recommend it. This is the kind of people I want my children to hear about! People who rise above their circumstances, and trust God through it all!
I received this book from Bethanny House in exchange for my honest opinion.
"God, what are we going to do now?" Many times in her life, Antoinette Tuff has asked that very question_through rough moments in her childhood, troubling times in her marriage, difficulties with her children and in a scary situation with a shooter at her school. As the story unfolds, both her past and her present are recounted, telling how she believes God prepared her to be vessel for Him when needed. Hailed as a hero for saving hundreds of children during a possible school shooting, Antoinette credits God with giving her the words, patience and wisdom to detain the shooter from causing harm while at the same time letting him know someone cares and understands.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Antoinette's story was very well written in a style which described how her past was affecting the present moment. The novel is full of Scripture verses which demonstrate how God uses each person in a specific manner for the good. Though not always easy, nor always in such a public manner, the book exhibits to the reader that past experiences prepares one for future moments. I found the story to be very interesting, very well written and very faith filled. Thankfully, the outcome of this situation was exemplary.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Prepared For A Purpose from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*