To say I was over the moon excited when I was asked to review this book is an understatement! As a blogger for almost two decades, I can appreciate a beautiful blog being turned into a book. I follow Rory's blog and his family's journey pretty much from the start, so I was blessed, humbled and honored to be chosen to read and review this most precious book!!! It certainly didn't disappoint me....if I could rate this book 100 stars, I would! Beautifully written with a humble and peaceful heart.
If you don't know who Rory is, I'm positive you have heard at least one of his famous songs that he has written. My favorite one is Clay Walker's "Chain of Love". His gift of music has touched lives all over and I know this book will do the same!
If you have followed This Life I Live Blog, then you will be happy to hear that this book does not revisit the posts on his blog. You get a whole new glimpse into the life of Rory and Joey, mainly Rory's childhood. Reading how he grew up and the struggles he endured to the amazing man he is and beautiful marriage he had with Joey, gives me hope. It gives me hope in renewal and restoration of the heart. I caught myself laughing, crying and laughing as I flipped through each page as Rory became more and more vulnerable to his readers. As I got towards the end, I was in awe of God's amazing beauty and ability to orchestrate our lives and our relationships if we allow Him to.
Rory and Joey's love is an inspiration and a hope fountain! I'm thankful for couples like this who exhibit the true nature of what God intended marriage to be! You can purchase This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever on Amazon! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
***I received this book free from the publisher through Thomas Nelson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255