The Silent Gift by Michael Landon and Cindy Kelley (Book Review 193)


I have to admit I really enjoyed this book even though I did cry during parts of it. The story centers around Jack who is deaf and mute and has a gift of predicting the future by writing down bible verse numbers that would lead to a passage applicable to someone's situation. Just when you think it couldn't get worse for Jack and his mother, the situation turns dire and you wonder how this family can make it. Mary, Jack's mother, finds strength to continue. All in all, this is a very heartwarming tale. I will definitely look for more of this author's work. I received this book from the publisher.

Product Description
The 1930s were a decade of enormous uncertainty--for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of love and enormous sacrifices in the face of circumstances horrendous beyond belief. When her husband leaves her for someone whose time isn't wrapped up in a silent, handicapped kid, Mary and little Jack are out on their own in a world that has no room for the poor and disabled. Especially not at a time when most Americans are simply trying to survive their economic woes and job losses. But then arrives The Gift...where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who can neither hear nor speak provide comfort, direction, and sometimes challenges to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved Jack. Will it be enough?
About the Author:
See my upcoming author profile and to win this book!

Product Details
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House (October 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764203630
ISBN-13: 978-0764203633

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a note!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.