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Friday, September 18, 2015

Fly A Little Higher: How God Answered A Mom's Small Prayer In A Big Way by Laura Sobiech - Book Review

About The Book:

"Okay, Lord, you can have him. But if he must die, I want it to be for something big. I want someone's life to be changed forever."

This is what Laura Sobiech prayed when she found out her seventeen-year-old son had only one year to live. With this desperate prayer, she released her son to God's will.
At that point, Zach Sobiech was just another teenager battling cancer. When his mother told him to think about writing good-bye letters to family and friends, he decided instead to write songs. One of them, "Clouds," captured hearts and changed not one life but millions, making him an international sensation.

But Zach's story is not just about music. It's a testament to what can happen when you live as if each day might be your last. It's a story about the human spirit. It's about how God used a dying boy from a small town in Minnesota to touch the hearts of millions—including top executives in the music industry, major music artists, news anchors, talk show hosts, actors, priests and pastors, and school children across the globe.

Zach once said, "I want to be known as the kid who went down fighting, and didn't really lose." Fly a Little Higher is about how God used Zach to do something big.

My Thoughts:

Have you ever had a book call out to you?  That happened to me recently as I was shopping in my local Christian bookstore - I saw a copy of Laura Sobiech's memoir "Fly A Little Higher," and knew I had to read it.  And I'm so glad that I did.

Sobiech has written one of the most beautiful stories about her beloved son Zach and their journey and fight with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and how their faith played an enormous part in how they approached this disease and how God was with them every step of the way. Not only is this book a wonderful tribute to her son's life, this is also a testimony of the Sobiech family's love, faith and courage.

I laughed, I cried, and I prayed as I read this story, and I highly recommend it!

About The Author:

Laura Sobiech was born and raised in Minnesota. She has been married to her husband, Rob, for twenty-four years, and they are the proud parents of four awesome children: one married, one in college, one in heaven, and one in high school. Laura has spent the past couple of years crossing things off her I-Never-Want-To-Do List, now having done most everything that was on it, including: globe trekking, public speaking, fund-raising, Skype-ing on live television, and supporting a child with cancer. In her free time she volunteers as an EMT/firefighter at her local fire department and can knit a wicked awesome pair of socks.

Check out Laura's website at www.flyalittlehigher.com for more information on the book.

(Check out the song that Zach wrote as his way of saying goodbye to his family, and became a number one ITunes hit the week of Zach's death.)

I purchased this book for my personal library. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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