ABOUT THE BOOK:
God Makes Lemonade True Stories that Sweeten & Inspire I bet you could use a little good news right about now. We have just the book for you! In God Makes Lemonade™ you'll read stories from everyday folks who discover unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances. Some of these real-life stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will have you reaching for a tissue. We sure did! But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope. There's no question that life gives us "lemons," like issues with health, employment, and relationships-truly sour circumstances we wouldn't wish on anyone. But when those lemons become lemonade, it's as refreshing as an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day.
Don Jacobson's twenty-five years in publishing included serving as the president and owner of Multnomah Publishers, where he oversaw the production of more than 1000 titles, including the five-million-plus-selling series Stories for the Heart. He's had the pleasure of working with such best-selling authors as Randy Alcorn, Joni Eareckson Tada, Henry Blackaby, Robin Jones Gunn, Karen Kingsbury, Andy Stanley, and Bruce Wilkinson. Don's wife, Brenda, has been mentoring mothers for more than a decade.
Jacobson and his wife are passionate about helping single mothers and their children, so the royalties from God Makes Lemonade will benefit these unsung heroes through the LemonAid Foundation.
My Ranking: 6 out of 10
Ages 14 & up
This was a neat compiling of short, simple, yet sweet stories. Some of them were funny, while others somewhat sobering, yet each held a lesson and something to walk away with. I, myself, didn't find this book that interesting or inspiring, which is strange because usually I like books like this, but I do think that many other people would find it an enjoyable and encouraging read.
The stories were clean and well written, easy to read, and enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who enjoyed Chicken Soup for the Soul books, or likes inspirational non-fiction. :)