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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Book Review: Tasting Rain by Kim Malchuk copyright 2011

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If you have ever experienced personal loss whether it be the loss of a loved one or simply the loss of your dreams, you have most assuredly felt like you were literally at the end of your rope.  The devastation and confusion, loneliness and grief all seem to suck the life right out of you.  Questions like “Why did this happen to me?”, “What am I supposed to do now?”, and maybe even “Does God hate me?” seem to be never-ending thoughts that cross our minds.
In Kim Malchuk’s book “Tasting Rain”, we are told a story of sadness and loss, hurt and frustration.  Malchuk shares her thoughts and her story in such a way that makes one feel as though she is speaking directly to them.  We are privy to her thoughts and feelings as she faces a journey many of us pray we never have to endure.  Her heartache, perseverance, and ultimate joy for life are truly an inspiration to readers. 
The common theme for Malchuk is optimism and positive thinking.  Life is all about choices.  Choosing to live your life to the fullest each day no matter what obstacles you may face will lead you to a life of happiness and joy.  Life is hard.  It is not perfect.  We can choose to let negativity weigh us down or we can make a choice each day to wake up with a smile on our face and hope that our decisions lead us in a positive direction.  A positive outcome can come from any negative situation.  We should treasure each day we are given and make the most of it.  Most importantly, we should take the time to stop and “taste the rain”.
You can read "Tasting Rain" yourself by purchasing this book at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  It's a great weekend read, and it will leave you with a smile on your face and hope in your heart.

**This was not a paid review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.  I did receive a copy of this book for review purposes.


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