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A Better Man
A Better Man

Deborah Fochler, June 1, 2012

This is an excellent book. I enjoyed reading it very much. It is pertinent today as we are seeing soliders returning from war with emotional problems. I believe the last report I read said suicides in soliders returning from war was up over 500% in the last few years. Because I live in an area of mulitiple military bases, we are faced daily with the issue. The book is brutally honest and at times terrifying but I found I couldnt put it down. The author has done a fantastic job, for a first book, to have characters so real you feel as if you know them.
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The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace by John Ramsey
The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace

Deborah Fochler, March 13, 2012

The death of his daughter captivated the world for years. When you realize all the suffering he has endured it reminds you of Job, yet he comes out of it with a new life and an amazing peace. I read this book with tears streaming down my face and ended it with an amazing respect for this man. The story while horrifying at times, maddening at others is one of incredible tragedy yet a yearning for forgiveness and love. We have all heard from reporters who said he did it, cops who said Patsy did it, psychics who said their son did it and in the end - no one knows who killed Jon Benet. My prayer for Mr Ramsey is that before he dies that someone will come forward and tell what they know to get a killer off the streets. And justice for the Ramseys and Jon Benet. But this is not a story you will soon forget and it changed my mind about the person who we have not heard from yet - John Ramsey. He has an amazing capacity to love and survive all life has to throw at him.
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For One More Day (Large Print) by Mitch Albom
For One More Day (Large Print)

Deborah Fochler, March 9, 2012

A few years ago I read THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN and was mesmerized by Mitch Albom. When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it but had doubts about whether it would be as good as Five People. It was a rainy nasty night, I was home alone so I crawled into the recliner, grabbed a blanket, cup of hot chocolate and my book. Three hours later I realized I had become completely lost into this story to the point I didnt hear the phone ring. It is simply written and "Chick" tells all his mistakes. At one point I almost wanted to say "dont be so hard on yourself" but he does what we all do with regrets - we blame ourselves. Be prepared with a box of kleenex but once again this book also leaves the reader with a newfound appreciation for our loves ones and the unknown of this world we cant see, hear and explain. But the question that still haunts me - how would I spend one more day with the loves ones I have lost - mother, father, daughter, sister, brother or friend. IF they are only a vibration away, what a wonderful thought that we will be reunited. I promise this book wont disappoint you but it will make you ponder and consider your own mortality or immortality and your relationships with loved ones.
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The Dumpster: One Woman's Search for Love by Becky Due
The Dumpster: One Woman's Search for Love

Deborah Fochler, August 18, 2011

Very funny. Starts a little slow and boring but picks up after a few chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Characters are well developed and easy to relate to. I read it in a couple of hours. It is all and all a very interesting book.
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Heaven Is for Real Conversation Guide by Todd Burpo
Heaven Is for Real Conversation Guide

Deborah Fochler, August 18, 2011

I started reading this book one night this week and didnt stop until I got to the last page. It is one of those "I have to finish books". Written in the words of a young boy and in some cases his father; it is a simple story but one that carries a tremendous message. Heaven is a place, not a fiction but a real place. Where God and Jesus and our loved ones live. Where one day we will return. That angels exist and God does answer and hear our prayers. Even if you do not believe all that you read it will give you something to think about. Hope which we all could use.
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