Blog Tour Review: The Song of My Father by Christine T. Hall

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The Song of My Father
by Christine T. Hall
Christian Nonfiction
Hardcover, 128 Pages
April 14th 2015 by Plain Sight

Summary

“Things will work out. Good will come from this.”

As a child, Chris Hall heard her father repeat these words so often they became the song of his life. Even through difficult circumstances, his optimism and faith kept her family going.

But as an adult, Chris faced something so horrific she couldn’t imagine any good ever coming from her experience, and she questioned if her father’s song was always true. This is the inspiring story of finding hope in the midst of trials and suffering.

As Chris says, “Each of us, at some time in our lives, will experience loss, heartache, and a grief that seems to test us to our limits. If we choose to live and walk by faith . . . we eventually will come to a place of acceptance and finally, after much work, to a place of believing.”

     

My Review

The Song of My Father was such a beautiful book about life and the lessons the author learned from her father. It was honest and hopeful, thought evoking and inspiring. It's a perfect book to grab if you have a few minutes each day to reflect as you read one of the several short sections focusing on what the author has learned from her life and her father.

I enjoyed each memory and story shared of the author's life and experiences with her father. I also liked that she didn't shy away from the imperfectness of her father and her own life. She shared how she learned from some devastating and trying experiences. I also thought the theme of each one of us having a song that we sing through our lives was lovely and connected with me.

Here's one part that especially touched me:
     Believing that "good will come from this" does not mean that everything that happens to us is good. It is, however, a belief that even in our darkest and most difficult days, there are built-in lessons that can prepare us for the future.
     It means having faith that a higher power is at work in our lies and trusting that power to help us learn and grow from every challenge and heartache we face.
     My dad taught that belief to us from our earliest childhood, he shared it with others in their times of pain and suffering, and he did not question its truth in the midst of his own trials. He never doubted that the power of God was stronger than anything that could happen to us and that we were always being led in the direction of our own best good.
(p. 41) 
There was also a story about a time when she was in severe pain and just wanted her mother, but that she couldn't have her close or even speak to her on the phone. She felt so alone and then two ladies came and visited and this is what she says at the end of that experience:

The Song of My Father was a wonderful book for those who would like to reflect more on their lives, their perspective, and Christians who would be uplifted by the overall message that no matter the circumstances, "good will come from this."


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Source: I would like to thank Plain Sight through Cedar Fort for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author
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Chris Hall maintains she is one of the most unlikely authors you will ever meet, as it was never in any of her life plans to write a book. Her writing experience began without forethought or intention on her part.

It started on a summer day, while she working in her flower beds. A thought came clearly into her mind—then another, and another. Ideas started coming to her so frequently that she finally decided to keep a yellow legal pad and pencil with her wherever she went so that she no longer had to resort to writing on the back of the receipts in her purse. No one could have been more amazed than she when she realized she was actually writing a book.

Her first book, Conversations with a Moonflower, was published in March 2011.

Chris is never happier than when she and her husband are surrounded by their eight children and spouses and their thirty-two grandchildren. She lives in Utah with her husband, Duane.



5 comments

  1. Megan McDade6/10/15, 10:54 AM

    Both books look great, there covers are beautiful. I need to.check out the first book in the Noctis series.

    My WOW http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/waiting-on-wednesday-37.html

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  2. Laura Agnella6/10/15, 3:49 PM

    I am buying the first book in the Noctis Magicae series as soon as I am done with this post. It looks so good! I also followed.

    Laura :)

    My WoW

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  3. Great pick. I've not heard of either of these but they sound really good.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  4. Lisa Mandina6/10/15, 4:34 PM

    I don't think I've heard of either of these before, but they are ones I'm going to check into.

    Check out my WOW: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2015/06/waiting-on-wednesday-raven-king-raven.html

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  5. Thanks, Laura. I hope you really like it. I'll come over and follow back. :)

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