Author: Linda Znachko
Publisher: Kregel Publishing
Published Date: September 27, 2016
Buy It Link: Amazon
Synopsis: When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko's comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted--God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind. When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted--a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.
Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.
My Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book was amazing in the easy, heartwarming and open way the author recounted the way in which God has brought about this ministry of hers and worked through her to bring such healing to so much grief and sadness.
It was inspiring to know your ministry doesn't have to start when you are in your teens or twenties, God always waits until the very right time for everyone. Just that message, as unintended as it was, brought such hope to me that eventually I will be able to find whatever my calling is, if I can just learn to listen to the still, small voice inside me.
As inspiring as the author's story is, I think the most important one is that God always puts you where you are meant to be, and whether it is something big or small, God will always use you for good in the world.