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Book Review of In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving

In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
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Helpful Score: 2

Like many people I was touched and moved to tears by the movie "The Blindside" about the Tuohy family and Michael Oher and how they came to be a family. And if you haven't seen the movie yet, you really need to take the time, it is so good. Amazingly, this book is fantastic as well. A movie can only cover so much and as accurate as it was (there are a few licenses taken but the family agrees that it is pretty on the mark) this book delves much deeper into the lives of this incredible family. We get to see Sean's childhood, Leigh Anne's childhood, how they met and their early marriage and then the addition of children to their lives. Through all of this we start to get an understanding of who these people really are and how God worked in their lives to create an environment of giving that helped them arrive at the place where accepting Michael into their lives was the natural next step for them. I ate this book up, finished it in less than 24 hours (which is not uncommon for me with fiction books but incredibly rare for me with non-fiction books). It is so easy to read and follow and is truly a pleasure to delve into. I highly recommend taking a look at the Tuohy family and getting a perspective on giving that could change your life as well.

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