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    Tidbits and Pearls: A Book of Essays on Living Everyday Life with God - eBook
    Ladonna Shanks
    WestBow Press / 2019 / ePub
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspirational Story
    September 16, 2019
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    Oh the struggles of having a relationship is something I tremble at sometimes. I'm not very good at making friends and find myself as a loner walking this earth. In this book the author shows us how to have the most important relationship you can have. That relationship is with God. I may feel alone but I'm never really alone as I continue to deepen my relationship with Him. He accepts us for who we are and loves us unconditionally. This relationship is far more valuable than any I could have.

    I liked how the author shared stories from her life. One particular story hit home with me. My mother had Alzheimer like her mother did. Our family was very dysfunctional and still is today. When I found out about my mother, I didn't hesitate to step up and help with her care. It didn't matter that my parents abused me and never said they loved me. What mattered to me was that my mother needed me and I would do anything to grasp a piece of a relationship with her. I took a lot of hateful words from my dad as I stepped in to help but it never swayed me to walk away. When she passed away suddenly, two of my brothers and I were in the same place at the same time with our dad. We didn't immediately rekindle our relationship between each other, but it did make us realize how precious life is.

    The stories the author shares are fun to read and give readers pause to think about all the relationships they have. We need to enjoy every minute and learn from our hurtful words or bad judgment. I loved getting to know the author and her family better. She shares triumphs and encourages others to not take anything for granted. She has a heart for others and finds ways to bless people. Her insights about her children and grandchildren are an example of a person who enjoys family and life.

    Cherished moments are ones that touch you and give you fond memories. I loved how the author shares moments such as a hug from her child when they were young. I remember times when my boys were little. I treasure each moment I have spent with them and appreciate how they still give me a hug and say they love me even though they are adults now.

    Each chapter is filled with wonderful, encouraging words that I couldn't get enough of. If you are feeling down, grab this book and get a lift from God. This book now has a permanent place on my bookshelf. I will take it down to reread again and be reminded to "leave an invisible mark , one not seen with the physical but with the spiritual eye, a mark that is eternal.

    I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
  2. Tulsa ok
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    very interesting
    September 10, 2019
    Claywalkerfan
    Tulsa ok
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    Tidbits and Pearls

    The author talks about her life with being with family and without. There are bible verses at the end some of the sections/chapters. They are related to the reading of that section.

    A section on her daughters, sons and grandchildren. On how things have changed without the years. I could definitely relate to that. The book is Tidbits from her life. I found the book very interesting. There is some nonfiction books that I don't enjoy but I did this one. I may have learned a thing or two from it. I really enjoyed her outlook on life.

    This is a book I hope to read again.

    I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. This book review is my own opinion.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    This is a wonderful book!
    September 6, 2019
    Sara Jane
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Tidbits and Pearls by Ladonna Shanks is like meeting with a friend on the front porch for a glass of sweet iced tea and heartwarming conversation. I thoroughly enjoyed Ladonna's beautifully written stories and found many "pearls" throughout the pages. Quite often as I was reading this book I found myself sharing something from her stories with others. . . so get your friends to read it too! This book will touch your heart and make you smile. I highly recommend it!
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