Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Gift Of Love by Amy Clipston + Giveaway

Image result for The GIFT OF LIFE, ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY TO SAVE A LIFE AMY CLIPSTONAuthor, Amy Clipston is best known for her amazing ability to tell amazing Amish fiction. If you have never read The Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, I highly recommend it. It is my personal favor series on forgiveness, faith, hope, and grace. You will love the recipes Amy provides in each book and the characters, especially Rebecca in A Gift of Grace. 

However, aside from her amazing Amish fiction writing, my favorite story of Amy's is her own personal journey when she writes her memoir entitled "The Gift of Love," where she shares their families personal testimony to God's grace and healing for a miracle. 

Her husband, Joe began dialysis in 2003 when his numbers were not good. During this time, Amy was pregnant with baby number two and couldn't wait to give their other son, Zach, another sibling. However, Amy miscarried, and if this trial weren't hard enough, the transplant for Joe would be. Just as the Cliptson's were catching their breath, the nightmare was not over as Joe required a second transplant. 

One kidney transplant is a miracle and Amy knew a second kidney transplant would be a miracle in itself. Amy was willing to give her own kidney, but frustrated to find she was not a match. During this season, God was preparing Amy for his plan for her as she entered the writing industry and signed my favorite series, the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. In "The Gift of Love" Amy gives the account of how God worked everything together for good, despite the long road in front of her and Joe. 

Their story doesn't just begin and end with transplants, but what it means to go through seasons of marriage hand in hand, despite the pain, loss, and believing in hope when all seems like it's gone. This book is for any Amy Clipston fan who doesn't know her remarkable story of faith, perseverance and hope. 


Grab a box of Kleenex and get ready to cry, laugh and find yourself trusting in a God who is bigger than what meets the eye. I think everyone should read this book! 

I am giving a copy of this book away because it is incredibly powerful and you should read it! 

If you would like to be entered into the drawing, please leave a comment below. Random.org will choose a person by April 29, 2016. 

When have you experienced adversity? How did you handle it? 

About Amy Clipston:
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Image result for The GIFT OF LIFE, ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY TO SAVE A LIFE AMY CLIPSTONIf you would like to learn more about Amy, please visit her website. She is a very talented  author that has expanded her writing beyond this beautiful memoir, but is now know for writing two wonderful Amish series including the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series and the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel Series. She has written several novella's and has just recently released her newest title "The Forgotten Recipe and is also releasing The Courtship Basket in June. 

To connect with Amy, please visit her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram


5 comments:

Just Commonly said...

Thanks Sarah! That is amazing! What an amazing real life story from Amy Clipston herself. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Celebration!
Annie
justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

Susan P said...

I have not read it, but it sounds like a crazy ordeal. I hope your day is good and you are preparing for a fabulous birthday!

Karen Seal said...

Wow this sounds like an amazing book! Her family sure went through some crazy trials!! I'm glad they are doing ok now!

Aurelia said...

Wow. I enjoy reading stories about people who went through hard stuff and came out a better person. Not that I am happy they had hard stuff but because I can learn from them. Aurelia gravelroadmusings@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Karen, can you send me your email address and I'll get this book out to you.
Thanks!
Sarah