Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: The Son in my Eyes

This summer along with trying to keep my 2 and 4 yr old entertained I have been making sure I am finding time for myself to do what I love.  Reading!!  Recently I was given the chance to read the book The Son in My Eyes: Seeing the Light of Jesus in Vietnam.  If you have looked over the books that I have read so far in the 50 book pledge you will clearly see there is an array of books that I read.  However, this is the first time I have read a Christian book.

I am always looking for great books to read and many times I find if you do not open yourself up to all types you might miss out on something fabulous .  This book I have to say is one of those books.  I am sure I am not alone with having heard stories about the Vietnam war, but it was always from the point of view of someone in the western hemisphere.  The Son In My Eyes allows you to understand what life was like for a Vietnamese girl growing up and her journey through life.

This book is told in the words of Mai Spencer with Dixie Philips and takes you through her journey of life and how her life started as a Vietnamese girl who grew up worshiping Buddha as she followed her family traditions and then showing how Christ had always been a part of her life and how she changed once she realized this.

This book is a clear inspiration for everyone.  There is no question at all that Mai was blessed with many things in her life.  Even with all of the hardships and loss that she has had to deal with it is refreshing to see how her point of view is.  For many of us we will probably not go through much of what she has in her life.  However, it does not mean that the road is any easier.  Though this book helps you realize that no matter the road you will always be able to see the light and it truly gives us all hope!

You can purchase this book at Deep River Books for only $14.99. This has been one of my top books I have read this summer and I definitely recommend getting a copy.

Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive the book for review purposes.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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