This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
Divine Intervention: 50 True Stories of God's Miracles Today, compiled by Daniel Fazzina, is a non-fiction Christian anthology that chronicles experiences within the lives of dozens of individuals who connect what occurred in that moment to an intervention by God. Each of the stories is narrated by the person whose story it is, in the first person, and offers a wide range of profiles. The experiences range from Derrick Holmes' testimony wherein he describes the night he was shot at random forty-three times and survived to Denise Lotierzo-Block, who suffered a brain hemorrhage and defied the odds of survival and rehabilitation after brain surgery, only to defy them again by re-learning to read; and on to Steven Sebyala, who was raised on the streets of Kampala as Uganda remained locked in protracted civil wars, turning to God and being blessed in ways he never dreamed possible.
What I love most about the stories Daniel Fazzina brings together in Divine Intervention is that no single experience is like another except in one way: God was present. Each of the fifty stories sounds authentic in voice because they are, having been written or narrated by the person who felt this divine proximity and intervention themselves. The writing is clean and straightforward and every story is long enough to understand the intricacies of the person prior to the event but without unnecessary verbosity to distract from the reason for sharing it. My favorite is the experience of Dayalan Sanders, a native Sri Lankan Christian who immigrated to the United States but continued to return home in the aid and service of others. In 2004, a tsunami destroyed the area surrounding the village of Navalady, but Sanders and those with him miraculously survived. As a South Asian who lives in the West myself, I connected with the devastation of natural disasters where there are little to no resources to protect those who live there. I was also touched by the man who clings to his faith as if it were a banyan tree and survives against all odds, not taking the credit for strength and courage but instead putting it at the foot of God. Very highly recommended.