The Gift of Love: One Woman’s Journey to Save a Life by Amy Clipston(review by Cathy)

The Gift of Love

From Goodreads:

Their odds were 100,000 to one. Her faith was 1 in a million.

In The Gift of Love, bestselling fiction author Amy Clipston shares her story of almost losing the love of her life to kidney disease and the ultimate sacrifice that kept their family together. An ordinary woman who cherishes family above all else, Amy was challenged in every way—from her strength of character to the depths of her faith to the close-knit family that surrounds her.

Enduring the good, the bad, and the really bad, she was determined to help her husband once again be the husband and father their family needed. Amy’s story will give hope and encouragement to anyone who finds themselves waiting on God. Staring down adversity, Amy and her family received the most important gift of all, the gift of love. And regardless of your situation, this gift can be yours too. An inspirational story of strength and determination, The Gift of Love is the triumph of one woman’s faith against all odds, and a soul-filling reminder that no matter how hard life gets, it is worth fighting for.

My review:

I’ve read many Amish Fiction books by Amy Clipston and have always greatly admired her work.

In this account of her husband’s life threatening illness, I now have an even greater admiration for her. Not just as a talented author, but as a loving wife, mother and daughter. She’s a pretty amazing human being!

Amy shares so much of her life with her readers in this book. She’s open, honest and takes you on the journey that she willingly took.

Faced with Joe needing a kidney donor, her fathers declining health, a child, working a full time job and writing she embarks on the path that will help save the love of her life. I’d never heard of the paired kidney exchange program but, of course Amy in her never ending quest to help her husband found out all about it.

The love she has for Joe and her family is so strong. This is truly an inspiring story. Amy and Joe have faced many challenges and hardships in their lives, but they’ve faced them with love and faith. They never give up on each other or their family and that’s something that speaks volumes about both of them.





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