Thursday, June 01, 2017

Review: And Still She Laughs (and giveaway!)

Congrats Teri! You are the winner!!!!!!

And Still She Laughs is a book by Kate Merrick. Kate was the author of a popular blog detailing the cancer battle of her young daughter. When her daughter died, it was time for Kate to keep living. But how? How could she live when her daughter had died?

Kate chooses to do this by diving into stories in the Bible. These are the stories of real women like Bathsheba and Sarah who have found joy no matter what the circumstances.

I'll be honest with you. This is a tough read. The sadness of a mother losing their child isn't really something you can compare to much else. However, if you are in the valley, Merrick's words will help encourage you that you are not in that valley by yourself. She has been in it, and she is clawing her way out of it.

But there is also humor. And happy times. And laughter. It is all mixed together.

I actually want to give away this book to a reader who needs it for herself or for someone she knows. So if you leave a comment, I will be sending this book to a random winner!


Lisa Cronk said...

I'm always up for more books to read!
: ) Lisa

TAV said...

I could use a pick-me-up in these dark times! -Tara

Tracye said...

I would love to read this. Seems like a wonderful read, one that I never thought I would need for myself.

Unknown said...

Looks like a book I would love to read!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I just met a lady on the beach tonight who lost her daughter to suicide a year ago. (She's doing "beach therapy" because being at home on the anniversary was just too hard.) My heart broke tonight watching her cry. I cannot imagine! 😢😢😢 - Andi W

Shelby Mathis said...

I heard Kate and her husband speak at IF: Gathering this year, and it was so heartbreaking and hopeful. I would love to read this!

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

Congrats Teri! You are the winner!