Reviews - What do customers think about Under the Shadow of the Almighty?
THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. Apr 28, 2006
Cristy and Tom's book is a book of hope. Imagine if you can losing your best friend and husband hours after giving birth to your first child. Imagine if you can losing your best friend and wife following the birth of your son. Then imagine being "held" in our Father's hand and have him so beautifully bring these families together. If you or someone you know is in need of hope, this is a MUST READ. You will laugh, you will cry, you will grow to love this family.... and you will have hope.
There is hope for your situation Apr 10, 2006
Two individuals who experienced tragedy. Two separate lives, two unbelievable situations. The sweet and the bittersweet - within hours of each other. In reading their unedited stories, you are there with them. Your heart breaks for each of them, as they are honest and straight-forward with their feelings. You walk with each of them as they reassemble this thing called life, after it was wiped out like a building in the path of a tornado. One by one, the pieces are picked up.
The miracle is that each of them comes through it victoriously, through the grace of God and through the help of the other.
In the first pages, you weep with them. At the end of the book, you find yourself cheering them on! Why? Well, you'll just have to see for yourself.
Highly recommended. If you have lost all hope, there's still some left for your situation. There's still a place for good old-fashioned faith. They will prove it to you.
Warning, read the book, and they will become your heroes.
Powerful and moving. Very special. Apr 8, 2006
Under the Shadow of the Almighty is a powerful and moving example of God making "all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose", Romans 8:28.
Tom and Cristy reveal their deepest feelings in a frank and emotional account of how God brought two strangers together who experienced remarkably similar tragedies. Out of the depths of grief, He lifted them up and blended them and their children into a beautiful family dedicated to serving Him. They have shared with the reader their private e-mails which tell the tender story of a friendship founded on helping each other heal their grief, helping their children understand the loss of a parent, going through the stages of mutual respect and understanding and then new love.
Their story, amply complemented by Scripture, should help bring hope and healing to anyone who has experienced the grief of loosing a loved one or for anyone else who finds themselves in the depths of despair for any reason.
Endorsement of In the Shadow of the Almighty Apr 6, 2006
I received Tom and Cristy's book as a gift upon my retirement from Children's Ministry at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, where we had worked together for a couple of years. I thought I knew them. They were Godly people who taught a missions class together for elementary age children. I found I didn't know them at all. In the first 50 pages, their hearts were laid bare and what I found were a couple of people who went through trials most people only dread to imagine. They walked through these trials as many would, with fear, sorrow, and human weakness. They also walked in the strength of the Lord with trust in Him that brought them a special rebirth in a life together that strongly displays the love of God. What Tom and Cristy experienced brought me to a place of repentance before the Lord for my mundane complaints with life. You will feel like a brother or sister to Tom and Cristy when you walk with them through their years of tragedy and triumph. I very highly recommend their book for everyone and especially those who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Incredible! Mar 30, 2006
This book is outstanding. You will laugh and cry as you read a true story of one man and one woman who experience the ultimate high and most horrible low of their lives and then find each other and God's ultimate power to heal and restore. You don't want to miss this one!