Welcome Home: Our Family's Journey to Extreme Joy

Sometimes our struggles seem to overwhelm us and can even cripple our ability to do much for God, others, and even ourselves.  Our life circumstances get us down and we no longer want to go on.  We sometimes feel all alone and like no one understands or cares about our situations.

Kimberley Woodhouse shares her life experiences in her book, Welcome Home: Our Family's Journey to Extreme Joy.  This book is written in a candid, honest, and sometimes almost blunt way. Kimberley's journey begins when her and her husband try to have children.  After many miscarriages, she was able to have a son.  It was a hard and difficult pregnancy so when she found out that she was pregnant again, she was shocked.  Both of Kimberley's children have been a blessing however her daughter, Kayla, has a strange medical condition that changes Kimberley's life forever.

Kimberley shares how learning to help her daughter and the trials that they go through not only change her perspective on life, it also draws her closer to God.  I love how Kimberley shared her headstrong times so those reading her book could be encouraged and realize that they are not the only one that has to learn to lean on the Lord.

This is not a story of a super woman - this is a story of a woman who leans on the Lord during the hard times and learns that God is a Super God who controls all situations.  This story uplifted me and strengthened me not only in my faith but in the fact I am not alone.  While I may never experience what Kimberley Woodhouse went through, I have my own struggles and hard times.  Hearing how others cope or how they have learned to trust God through hard times can help encourage us all to keep going, to get up tomorrow, and keep trusting because God's way is best.

I think this book would be a great addition to a stocking or a family member that loves to read.  Kimberley writes in an easy way that only takes a second to be involved in her story.  The book is not long so perfect for someone who is busy and doesn't have lots of time to read.

Welcome Home: Our Family's Journey to Extreme Joy can be purchased at Amazon.com and your local bookstore.

Disclosure:  Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.  This is still my honest opinion of this book.  


Kimberley Woodhouse said...

A friend of mine loves your site and called this morning to tell me how excited she was to see your review of my book.
I wanted to stop on over and say, "hi" and to thank you personally. What a great blog you have! I will definitely be stopping more often :)

And just to share a bit of news - daughter Kayla and I are writing novels for B&H Publishers. First one is out in 2011.

Thanks again!
In His Abundant Joy,