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 Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite
Sometimes a special person with extraordinary faith comes along and endures some of the greatest challenges that a person can face with a special kind of grace that bears testimony to the glory of God. The story of Kristen Fersovitch in Ornament by Robert W. Jones is a revelation of the faith of one such extraordinary person. Each chapter is laid out with an ornament of special meaning from the family’s collection and a symbol of Kristen’s special testimony of faith. As one of the ornaments in Alberta Canada’s traditional singing Christmas tree at Central Tabernacle, Kristen was not only living out what she dreamed of as a child, but shone especially bright for everyone who knew her. Everything that she did as a singer was dedicated to the glory of God as was the struggle with inoperable cancer which provided her with only months to live. Besides being a testimony to her faith and the story of her life and battle with cancer, at the end of each chapter there is a practical application for growing the reader’s faith.
We all face tragedy and loss in our lives, but how we deal with those events shows the depth of our faith and the strength which we have within. Ornament is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary faith that brings an enormous opportunity for growth and inspiration throughout. The practical applications at the end of each chapter allow Kristen’s testimony to reach well beyond the extent of her life and continue to allow her to sing in the spirit of all those who read this account of her life. Inspiring, encouraging and full of hope in the midst of tragedy, Ornament continues to sing the songs of the divine child who was born on Christmas day just as Kristen loved to do in celebration of the savior’s birth.