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Brooke Strickland has commented on (15) products.

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
The Book of Unknown Americans

Brooke Strickland, March 30, 2015

This book has so much heart. The voices are all different and each one resonates with the human existence -- we are all human, it doesn't matter where we come from or what our family background is like. You can really feel the humanity in this book and it left me thinking more about the struggles that immigrants face and how no matter who they are, they have to come to to terms with how they can fit into a new and completely different society.
The book left me feeling somber and contemplative.
Definitely recommend this book -- fast read and makes you think about something outside of yourself.
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Losing Megan: Finding Hope, Comfort and Forgiveness in the Midst of Murder by Tom Kohl
Losing Megan: Finding Hope, Comfort and Forgiveness in the Midst of Murder

Brooke Strickland, October 22, 2014

This book deeply affected me. Must read for anyone struggling with losing someone to violence. As a person that has walked through the struggles of a loved one dealing with drug addiction, I know how hard it is to see. As a mother, I can't ever imagine losing my child to murder. As a follower of Jesus, I wonder why God allows such atrocities to happen, but then a book like this shows how God can truly use horrific circumstances for good. Because of Megan and her death, God has began to use Judge Kohl to help touch thousands of struggling men and women. This book demonstrates clearly God's restoration and redeeming work. Must read for anyone struggling with losing someone to violence.
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Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Look Again

Brooke Strickland, January 7, 2014

From the second I picked up the book, I was engrossed. Imagine the child you adopted & learned to love as your own was not really yours to keep at all? I kept asking myself "what would I do if this happened to me?"
This was a total thriller, wrapped in a heart wrenching, thought provoking story. I was glued to my seat the whole time I read this and am definitely excited to read other books by this author!
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Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Secret Daughter

Brooke Strickland, October 21, 2013

This is one of the best books I have read in a while -- I couldn't put it down. It is a beautiful story that amazingly contrasts the striking differences of culture in India and America. It is a poignant story of a mother and daughter that are separated days after birth, because the mother is forced to give her up for adoption. It is a story of family, especially the story of a mother's love. The book captivated me & will keep me thinking long after the last page was turned.
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Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
Jesus Land

Brooke Strickland, October 16, 2013

I am a memoir aficionado -- and I have to say, this memoir is probably one of the most haunting, powerful memoirs I've read. This story, which read more like a novel, sucked me in. It was a heart-wrenching account of the incredibly horrible abuse that Scheeres suffered at the hands of those she trusted by people that are supposedly doing things in the name of "religion." Scheeres triumphantly breaks her silence in this memoir, showing incredible bravery and strength.
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