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Any Minute by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford

July 24th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group for the chance to review this book!

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Description: Sarah Harper is driven to achieve success no matter what the cost. She wants to do good and not hurt the people she loves–especially children and her husband, Joe–but her desire to succeed in her career too often leaves little time for family.

One cold, autumn afternoon, all of that changes when Sarah’s car plunges off a bridge and into a river. She is presumed dead by those on the “outside,” but Sarah’s spirit is still very much alive. What she discovers on the other side transforms everything about Sarah’s view of life–past, present, and future.

When Sarah is revived, she is a changed woman. And the unsuspecting world around her will never be the same again.

I loved this book even if it was a little cliche and I could not stop reading.  It killed me to have to stop when I got to work with only about 40 pages left to read.  Watching Sarah’s character was like watching a whirlwind of efficiency blowing through life as she tried to be the perfect wife, mother, employee and yet never really satisfying anyone fully, including herself.  After she drives her car off a bridge and plunges into the river she experiences something akin to The Christmas Carol in which she is taken to view pieces of her past, present and future.  These experiences make her realize that in her rush she was missing out on some of the best parts of her life.

Although personality-wise I am unlike Sarah her character reminded me that sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy what is going on around you whether it be your family or just a nice day in the park.  Don’t always be in such a rush to get from point A to point B that you can’t soak what is around you.

I highly recommend this book as it will draw you in and even bring tears to your eyes at some points!

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, General Fiction

2 Responses

  1. Trisha

    My Dollar Store has been getting books for $3.00 a piece. They have this up there and I almost got it but I ended up putting it back. I might have to go back up and pick it up.. Great review. :)

  2. dsuzuki

    Definitely! I didn’t realize until the very end that it could be categorized as Christian Fiction which for the most part I don’t read but I enjoyed this one.

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