Hey friend! Today’s book review is for Clouds by Laura Sobiech.
*Disclaimer : I received a copy of this ebook for free from NetGalley and Nelson Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find the description of this book provided by NetGalley, followed by my personal review and star rating.
I appreciate you taking the time to read today. 💛
“Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone’s life to be changed forever.” This is what Laura Sobiech prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God’s will.
At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing goodbye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, “Clouds,” captured hearts and changed lives, making him an international sensation.
This story is a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It’s a story about the human spirit. It shows how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the entertainment industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and schoolchildren across the globe. And above all, it’s an example of the amazing things that happen when someone shares the most precious thing he has—himself.
Clouds – My Review
Clouds is such a heartbreaking, yet uplifting book.
My kids have seen the movie, yet I have not. They did not warn me of what was to come!
Rarely do books actually make me laugh and cry – but this one did both.
Reading about Zach and the legacy he wanted to leave was so inspirational. I’m twice his age and have not lived nearly as intentional as he did. This book made me realize that I need to change a few things and life how God has called me to. Laura says to “ask and watch” when we pray – and it really is that simple. Stop bogging ourselves down with negative thinking.
Zach’s story is one I am glad to have read.
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