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Overview Presents a collection of astonishing stories about ordinary women whose lives are touched in extraordinary ways celebrating the power and wonder of God's divine love.
Publishers Description A collection of amazing and touching stories that celebrates women and shows that miracles are still possible.
From Publishers Weekly This book is indeed for women, if by women one means white, American,
middle-class, conservative Christian mothers. But there's little reason to
quibble; such women are exactly Kingsbury's target audience, and few of them
will be disappointed by these stories of angels, medical miracles and mothers
who really, really love their kids (the only exception being a "childless by
choice" woman who really, really loves her house). While Kingsbury claims that
these stories are true (there's no documentation or opportunity to corroborate
this), she has clearly taken liberties with the dialogue; the conversations
between doctors and anguished parents are straight out of 1960s-era medical
dramas. The majority of the stories fit a pretty old chestnut of a formula:
tragedy happens, the doctor says there's no hope, God intervenes (often in the
form of an angel), the patient miraculously gets better, then the doctor
shakes his head in disbelief, says that the recovery is inexplicable and
admits that he was wrong. In more than one case, the wrong medical advice is,
not surprisingly, to abort a gravely ill fetus. Two later chapters are a bit
more compelling in that the sick person indeed dies, and the miracle is the
good that comes from that death. There's little doubt that Kingsbury's
subjects had astonishing experiences, but the nuance, texture and reality of
those experiences are lost in the simplistic telling. Luis Palau's It's a God
Thing packs the emotional punch Kingsbury is going for, but with considerably
less treacle. (Apr. 4) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Treasury of Miracles for Women: True Stories of God's Presence Today by Karen Kingsbury has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 03/18/2002 page 98
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.72" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2002
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
ISBN 0446529605 ISBN13 9780446529600
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Kingsbury
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's #1 inspirational novelist, with more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print. She has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists. Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. You can visit Karen's website at www.karenkingsbury.com.
Karen Kingsbury currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia. Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963.
Reviews - What do customers think about Treasury Of Miracles For Women (Repack)?
Great Gift for Women Jun 27, 2003
This book makes a great gift for women. I bought it for a friend, and she has enjoyed it. I definately would reccomend it for anyone looking for that special gift to lift the heart and spirit of a lady friend, or your mother, sister, etc...
As great as the first! Dec 26, 2002
***** Once again, Ms. Kingsbury does what she does best, move our hearts with stories that bring a smile to your face while you wipe tears from your eyes. Throughout this small collection of true stories, time and again, you are inspired with true accounts of people whose faith has sustained them and who encounter what can only be termed miraculous. Most often, the simple faith of a child is what stands out as the key ingredient. However, people of all ages experience these miracles, and once you read about them, you will begin to look for the same in your own life. *****