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Colossians 3:12-14 NIV

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

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Review: “It’s in the Little Things” by Gayle Suzanne

Author: Bernadette Saddik

For more information about the book, you can go to Closed the Cover

 

It’s in the Little Things by Gayle Suzanne is a collection of her own personal stories ranging from the funny, raw (sometimes mature) moments of her life to her heavier, harder times. These accounts are loosely connected by the theme of emotional growth, especially as related to bullying and personal image hardships.

My favorite part of the book was the story of peeling the banana. I would have loved to see more of that perspective. In this memory of her time spent with Meals on Wheels, Suzanne captures perfectly the title of her book, It’s in the Little Things.

Those with similar experiences as Suzanne will find camaraderie flowing from her anecdotes that fill the pages of It’s in the Little Things.

 

*Note: I was given a copy of the book and asked to give an honest review

 

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Review: “I Did It His Way” by Johnny Hart

Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Prayer is allowing God to have His will in your life on HIS terms.” -Johnny Hart

Thus opens this book which carries beautiful words of wisdom packaged in a way so many can relate. The humor in these pages is neither forced nor flat. “Wiley’s Dictionary” definitions, like those on page 119, naturally jump from the page into your laughter.

God is a God of joy, and Hart captures this trait well as he hits the nail on the head on concepts with which many Christians struggle. For instance, the conversation on page 19 about God’s presence in our lives probably occurs in every believer’s life.

Sometimes when we don’t have the words, imagery conveys the message. Take page 49, with very little dialogue–it speaks volumes. Yes, paying attention to the details is as important in reading cartoons as it is in real life!

Using the benefit of a comic strip, Hart projects many human worries and their solutions through imaginary figures. The turtle and living water sequence (as strange as those words sound!) is encouraging to any Christian.

A mix between gently communicated sobering truths and plain hilarious puns, I Did His Way is an uplifting, easy read for anyone.

Hart was a cartoonist who later in life accepted Christ as his Saviour. He used his gift as an illustrator to minister to others through his comics.

What are some funny reads that make you appreciate life more?

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11 KJV

Hart, Johnny. I Did It His Way. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2009. Print.

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