Friday, August 24, 2012

Book Review: Healing Music by Carolyn Huebner Rankin

In this follow up to Falling Through Ice, Carolyn Huebner Rankin shares the story of the frightening diagnosis that changed her life and how the power of God's healing brought her through recovery and rehabilitation.

I already provided a First Chapter Review of this book back in April. I was so engrossed, I knew I would be going back to it.

In some ways, Healing Music overlaps Falling Through Ice. Some of the same years in the author's life are covered. But while the writing style is similar, the focus of each book is very different. Still married to her husband, Larry, and mother to her young daughter, Audra, Rankin receives a crushing blow when she learns she has Degenerative Bone Disease. Her doctor calmly informs her she will be wheelchair bound by the age of 35.  Her deteriorating condition is compounded by her strained marriage. A visit home and reuniting with a childhood friend puts Rankin down a new path--one that with God's help, will bring her the joy, peace and healing she needs.

Each person's Christian journey is such a personal thing. When someone decides to bear witness to what God has done in her life, it's always moving. The conversational, down-to-earth style of this narrative encourages readers to follow Rankin along her journey, while they watch the amazing things that God does in her life. From leading her to the right team of skilled physicians to the healing music he sends during her rehabilitation and recovery, readers will be captivated by Rankin's story.

I would suggest reading both books together to get the full picture of the amazing work God has done in Rankin's life, but they can easily be read separately too.

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Crossover Publications, LLC (August 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098196575X
ISBN-13: 978-0981965758
SRP: $12.95

I received a free copy of this book from the author's representative. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have received no monetary compensation. 

This is the 39th book I've read for the following challenge:

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