Friday, September 23, 2011

Megan's Secrets: A Book Review

About The Book:

Mike Cope’s best teacher was his mentally disabled daughter. Megan taught her father secrets more profound than anything he’d learned in college and seminary. This moving book shares those secrets in a way that will make readers laugh and cry and find new hope.

She was a beautiful pint-sized girl with a big love. And the best scholars in the world couldn’t teach what she did in her brief life. Megan died at age ten. But her life has exposed some of the insanities of the world and revealed four life-giving secrets.

One secret is simply this: Second choices don’t mean we miss out on life. Sometimes our second choices define and shape us in ways we’d never change even if we could.

Lovingly written by Megan’s father, this unique inspirational book wraps these four secrets in stories that will restore hope to those grieving a death or second choice, and all who have a heart for a spunky little girl whose only full sentence was, “I’m Megan!”

All readers who long to see modern-day examples of the “little ones” Jesus held on his lap and loved will be inspired and moved to laugh and cry and exult in God’s incredible wisdom spoken through a disabled child.
What Mike discovers is that life with Megan--who slept only three hours a night-- was exhausting, challenging, even disappointing, but also filled with joy and secrets that he’s ready to tell the world.

About The Author:

In 1994, Mike Cope and his wife Diane’s lives were jolted by the death of their ten year old daughter, Megan. Though she was mentally disabled from birth, she had been a strong, joy-filled child who’d taught them much about what ultimately matters in life. When she died, their odyssey of loss and joy-amid-grief sharpened Mike’s already intense interest in life’s biggest questions. An author of four books, a blogger (four million visits in the past several years), a minister, and an editor of two magazines, Mike has for many years spoken to large audiences around the country about what really matters, and is currently teaching a class of three hundred university students each semester at a local university. Mike and Diane live in Abilene, Texas, and have been married thirty-one years. They have two surviving children: Matt, a resident in internal medicine at Duke University, and Chris, a senior in high school.

My Review:

Do you long to be inspired in your everyday, even at the toughest, hardest moments? If so, I cannot recommend Megan's Secrets enough. This book will have you in tears, however, you will also be challenged, inspired and encouraged as you read of the journey that Mike and his wife took as parents of a child with a mental disability. It is poignant, and beautifully written, and you will discover how much joy this family has, despite the trials they experienced. God has definitely worked through this family to minister to not only their own family, but countless others. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Megan's Secrets by Mike Cope online here, from Leafwood Publishers.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of The B and B Media Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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