It has been such an honor for me to organize this Virtual Blog Tour for Kim. God placed us in each other’s path several years ago and she is the most amazing person with a heart as big as all outdoors. Back in 2001 she visited me often while I was hospitalized after my accident. She read to me, prayed with me and her daughters filled my room with their precious artwork. I knew then God had a plan for Kim but I never imagined where he would send her or the extraordinary work she and Randy would come to do. They rallied the troops and started on this wonderful journey of mission. I wish I could travel with them and do so much more. God may have me sidelined from traveling with them but his journey for me has put me in a place where I can share this wonderful book with you.
Tears Water the Seeds of Hope
CrossHouse Publishing (September 6, 2012)
Hardcover or Paperback: 232 pages
E-Book File Size: 626 KB
This true story of selfless endeavor is so inspiring. Have a tissue handy because you will shed a few tears of your own. But there are funny parts too and places were I shook my head in disbelief and then cheered for the amazing things that were accomplished.
I just want to tell you a little bit about a 16 year old girl’s story that reached me on a more personal level.
Alma was diagnosed with scoliosis but not the usual C or S two dimensional curvature. Alma’s curvature is three dimensional like a cork screw. Without the terribly high risk surgery Alma was going to die. Her family had begged for help from anyone with U.S. connections to help Alma but no one could help them. Kim dreaded giving them the same answer, the surgery would cost more than Outreach For World Hope could afford. Trying not to give them false hope Kim told them she would see what she could do.
My back and spinal cord issues pale in comparison to what this child has suffered. To find out what happened you are going to have to read the book.
The book is filled with adventure and heartwarming occurrences that prove ordinary people can make extraordinary things happen. Kim has a very descriptive writing voice that will draw you in and hold you from the first page to the last. It is a book that will stick with you forever. The pictures will touch your hearts and the stories will touch your soul.
If you purchase just one non-fiction memoir type book this year it should be this book. It will be a book you will want to share with your family and friends. A book for your keeper shelf as well.
I have one copy to give away.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Comments on “Tears Water the Seeds of Hope Virtual Blog Tour With Giveaway!”
What a truly beautiful post Lori, it brought tears to my eyes and I’ve added Tears Water the Seeds of Hope to my wishlist.
Lori~Thank you for your post. It is a book,everyone should read, I hope for the chance to read more of this tug-at-the Heart story. Kim Tews~Thank you for writing this touching story. How did you come to
title the book? I think the title is perfect! How long were you with Alma? Do you see her now? Again, it is on my list to read. God Bless you.
Thanks to you both for continuing to spread the message that ordinary people can make extraordinary things happen. We all need to remember that every day as we encounter those whose lives we can help to improve.
I have been looking at this title ever since you put the banner up. I had a friend who lived next door to me as a child. Her spine was becoming (s) shaped. She had to have surgery. I can’t imagine a “corkscrew.” I can’t imagine the feelings of the family and friends, etc. Would love to read this one. Will keep a tissue box handy.
You and her daughters are precious followers of Christ. I enjoyed reading how much Dolly enjoyed you. I’ll bet your daughters make beautiful artwork. I am hoping to get a chance to read your book.
Thanks for the wonderful comments!! I know you will love this story!
Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com
This sounds interesting.
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