A little over a year ago Lauren and her family's life was turned upside down and in this book we hear her story from her viewpoint as well as the viewpoints of her parents and twin sister. It's amazing to see how one event experienced by the same family can be seen in so many different lights. The accident with the propeller may have taken Lauren's left hand and eye but it didn't take her desire to impact others in a positive manner or her determination to fight. You can read the first chapter here if you want a sneak peek!
There are a couple of quotes that resonated with me that I wanted to share:
"I'd developed my definition of everyday courage---Even when life hits you hard, you keep on going---then lived by that definition. That's all I'd done."
"Maybe my mistake had been assuming that warriors are fearless, tough, and unbeatable. I've come to realize that warriors aren't invincible; they're just strengthened and energized by hope."
It's impossible for me to begin to understand how painful this time was for Lauren and her family but yet in spite of everything she came up swinging with her family in her corner. I can't say enough good things about this book and how uplifting and inspirational it is from beginning to end.
I received this book free of charge from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review.