Alright...I know I talked about the movie Love, Kennedy last Friday. For this week's Favorite Friday, I'm going to continue with that theme, because this book was written by Kennedy's parents about her life and it was just amazing. As I read it, I found myself constantly amazed by the miracles that this family experienced as well as the pain and hard things they went through. Wow!
You're getting sleepy...go see Love, Kennedy this weekend. You don't want to miss it! I'm thinking I'm going to go see it again in the theater I loved it that much. Plus I want our daughters to be able to see it too.
Anyway, back to the book.
About the book: After her terminal diagnosis, Kennedy's life would never be the same. But even as her body broke down, her heart never failed, nor did her ability to love. With each precious passing day, more people witnessed her faith and kindness uniting her community and spreading to millions around the world. Now you can experience firsthand this incredible true story of unfailing optimism, real miracles, and Kennedy's inspiring legacy of love.
My review: After watching this movie last week and being able to actually meet the people that this story happened to, I knew I needed to find the book they had written about their experiences. I'm so glad I did! I was hoping for more stories about Kennedy and her amazing but short life and that's just what I got.
I loved the way that this book talks about the miracles that happened to their family. I liked the way they shared them, but when something was too sacred to them, they just said as much and kept going with the story. That being said, they had some amazing miracles happen to them, from being able to have Kennedy at all, to the way that their other two children came into their family. Wow! I constantly found myself amazed at all the things that happened in their lives. It really reinforced to me that there are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason.
As I read the things that happened to Kennedy in her short life, I both laughed and cried. The last several chapters were very touching and really just awesome! I know things like this happen to people, but you don't often find people willing to share something like this. I love that the family is willing it's almost like they are inviting you into their life and home. I love that Kennedy is still touching people, both through this book and the new movie (Go see it!), it's something she would want.
I was actually amazed as I read this book to find out that one of the authors grew up in the same town I currently live in and actually attended the same high school that our daughter does and my husband did as a teenager. It was also really amazing to find that several of the people we know went to school with him and remember him.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Amazon
Labels: Favorite Friday, Jason and Heather Hanson, LDS non-fiction