Friday, September 4, 2009

Defining Moments

By: Jacquelin Thomas

This book took me a day to read once I really got into it. Honestly at the beginning I did not think that I would be able to finish it but as the chapters increased and the characters progressed I really got hooked. The main character in this book is a woman named Sheila Moore who is a successful business woman who is carrying around a lot of baggage. She later is diagnosed with a devastating disease that is incurable. It is in the course of battling this disease that she comes to realize who God is and the role that he plays in her life. She also comes to realize that she has a lot of forgiving and soul searching to do to come to terms with the things of her past. The most important thing that she learns if the power of forgiveness. Like most of us today she can really carry a grudge but she comes to find out that in order for God to forgive us we must first learn to forgive other people. This is one of the things that I really loved about this story. It shows that no matter how bad the hurt or how deep the wound that with God and forgiveness it is possible to still love and to move on with your life. I recommend this book for anyone who is struggling with betrayal either in a relationship, marriage, or just in friendship. I also recommend this book for anyone who has been diagnosed with a disease and is having trouble dealing with it and their faith in God. Pick up this book and let God minister to your heart that you may be able to forgive and find forgiveness in return.