In The Gift of Love Amy Clipston shares a very open, transparent look at the joys and struggles she and her family endured in a life-and-death journey toward healing for her husband.
The 200-plus pages of this book make for a very quick read. The story is written in such a way that leaves you feeling like you've just sat down and had a long conversation with a friend. Amy comes across as very honest about the details -- big and small -- and her feelings -- good and bad. The story shows real people, with real problems and real questions, persevering with real faith. Their journey is an inspiration for others to press on while waiting for God to work things out in His timing.
The Gift of Love is a touching story sure to be enjoyed by fans of Amy's Amish fiction and by anyone affected by severe illness or organ donation.
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About the Book:
Bestselling author Amy Clipston overcame hardship and tragedy early
in her marriage, but nothing could have prepared her for the trials she
would face when her husband was diagnosed with kidney disease shortly
before the birth of their first son. With nearly 100,000 people needing
kidney transplants, Joe was on a long list of recipients waiting for a
After watching her husband suffer through transplants, a rejected
kidney, and interminable dialysis, Amy took the ultimate risk in the
hopes of saving her husband’s life and the life of a woman she didn’t
even know. Through the John Hopkins paired donor program, Amy donated
her kidney so that Joe would receive one from a matching donor.
Amy’s story is one of strength, courage, and patient endurance in the
face of an uncertain future. Readers will be inspired by her
resilience, encouraged by her faith, and humbled by the realization that
they too are ultimately helpless without the power of God.
The Gift of Love will appeal to readers who are fans of Amy’s fiction and those who are facing health challenges of their own.
About the Author:
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the
Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller
lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication
from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of
Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons,
and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com.
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