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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Review: Flash by Priscilla Shirer



Product Details


Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances


From Amazon

The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family.
Rachel Anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right . . . and then Flash the donkey showed up.

If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it. The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless.” But Rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away. She brought Flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most. Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. Prepare to fall in love with Flash: a quirky, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, a personality as big as Texas, and a story you’ll never forget.


My Review:


I received this book in the mail yesterday and I couldn't wait to pick it up.  As I turned the pages the story of this donkey drew me in.   I had errands to do and the book sadly had to be put aside.   Only to be hungrily picked up again towards night and finished at 1:00 in the morning.  My daughter looked at me and said "Your really reading a book about a donkey?"  Yes I was and enjoying every last minute. I laughed uproariously, and then a chapter later I bawled.   I'm so glad everyone had went to bed!  

The details were so perfect.  It was like I was standing there looking at this donkey.  By the time I finished I knew things like where he traveled, the noise he made, and his wanting to be something better in life.  

Interwoven in this tale of the wonderful donkey were the stories of his people. The people who rescued him from beside the road.  How they struggled and learned to find solace in God's Word.  The donkey did not make their live any easier but the lessons learned throughout were very helpful to my everyday life.  Such an encouraging, easy flowing book that It makes me want to read it again!  




I received this book from Tyndale Rewards in exchange for an honest review.