>> Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My review on Amazon.com for the new book: A Lady in France, written by Jennie Goutet and blogger of A Lady in France.

Jennie's book is not as much about her travels around the world and meeting many interesting people as it is about her touching the lives of many. In her humility to tell her story, the beauty is her ability to go beyond impacting others around her and to bring them healing. As the reader experiences the author's highs and lows of life, they are able to witnesses her compassion and encouragement towards others. You feel the intensity of her pouring herself out in order for others to have physical, mental and emotional healing, even when she herself was in need of love and support. It's a great read on total sacrifice.

God seemed to have placed her in the right circumstances and time frame to be a balsam, agent and remedy to the human spirit. You can see it from the beginning chapters of her teaching in Taiwan with the children and her effect on them, to her travels to work for a company in India, her charming spell on her future husband, her warmth and understanding towards acquaintances, her endearment in holding a dieing orphan, her forged courage to unite a hurting church one member at a time, to the final chapters of struggles to bring about the best for her family, and her secret saving prayer for an unknown woman with cancer in the bed beside her. In every encounter she brought something special to the other person. It is in reading this book that she continues to bring healing to her readers in becoming introspective of life, strengthened in core and to love oneself all while realize our capabilities are more than we can ever imagine.