Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Book Review: Unbridled Grace by Dr. Michael J. Norman
This is the story Dr. Michael J. Norman shares in Unbridled Grace: A True Story about the Power of Choice.
Answering a two-line classified newspaper ad, naive and fresh out of school Norman takes a job to help supplement his private practice. What he doesn't know is that his employers are members of a Russian organized crime ring. Soon finding himself accused of crimes he didn't commit, his situation seems hopeless. His attorney pushes him to take a plea deal, even though Norman maintains his innocence.
With the support of his loving wife, Laura, a dedicated attorney, a friendship with a priest, and a renewed sense of faith, Norman is determined to fight. He soon discovers that making a choice for God can lead to miraculous rewards.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this story when Dr. Norman asked me to help promote this book. It almost seems too incredible of a story to be true, but I've known others who have unknowingly been drawn in by organized crime without an inkling of what was going on. My husband had a cousin who went into hiding for years as a result.
Unbridled Grace is without a doubt one of the most powerful stories of faith and redemption I've ever read. To know what the Normans went through, to witness Dr. Norman's reaching out to a God he barely remembered, and to watch as he places his entire life and his family's future in God's hands, is so inspiring. I'm in awe. I've been a Christian my entire life and I still struggle with handing over control of my life to God.
Each chapter ends with a meditation that will inspire and move you forward on your journey with Christ. This would be an excellent book to keep by your bedside, so you can be challenged on a regular basis to make a choice for God.
I highly recommend Unbridled Grace by Dr. Michael J. Norman. Even though I know how the story ends, I'm ready to read it all again.
Title: Unbridled Grace: A True Story about the Power of Choice
Author: Dr. Michael J. Norman
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (March 31, 2011)
Also available in a Kindle edition
I received a free paperback copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was paid a fee to promote this book through a virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. That fee did not include a review. I received no monetary compensation of any kind to share my thoughts.
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