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Heaven Hears: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray for His Grandson's Survival

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I remember when Lindy and Pat Boone were on The Larry King Show

I remember when Lindy and Pat Boone were on The Larry King Show and their pleas for prayer for Ryan. I prayed along with millions of others and this book gives us not only an update on how Ryan is doing but it tells about Lindy's life, Ryan's life, and their faith.

Thi...
I remember when Lindy and Pat Boone were on The Larry King Show and their pleas for prayer for Ryan. I prayed along with millions of others and this book gives us not only an update on how Ryan is doing but it tells about Lindy's life, Ryan's life, and their faith.

This book is so good, I had a hard time putting it down. Lindy's writing is easy to read and I just plowed through this book! I loved how she is so honest and open about things and doesn't portray herself or her family as some "holier than thou" family. They are very much like you and me.

What this book is really about is prayer. The power of prayer to change things. The power of faith that God is working all things together for good. There were so many parts of the book where I had tears in my eyes as I could just imagine how difficult it was for Lindy to see her son go through this. Our mother hearts definitely connected through the pages.

I highly recommend this book! It's a book that will show you what the power of prayer can do, what faith and hope can do, and it will definitely bring you into a different level of faith in what God can do. I loved this book and I think you will, too!!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Tyndale House Publishers

posted by Julie12 on June 9, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I thought this story was interesting and inspiring. I found the

I thought this story was interesting and inspiring. I found the backstory of the Boone family interesting, but unexpected. I thought after sharing the details of the accident, Michaelis would have traveled through his recuperation and recovery, without going into the ...
I thought this story was interesting and inspiring. I found the backstory of the Boone family interesting, but unexpected. I thought after sharing the details of the accident, Michaelis would have traveled through his recuperation and recovery, without going into the past of the Boone family. I found that there was a little unnecessary repetition. However, the inspirational aspect of Ryan's story made up for that.

It was a sad story to read about a young man in the prime of his life that suffered a devastating accident that changed his life forever. It was amazing to read the story of his survival and recovery, but at times I was not clear about the pace of his improvement. For example, is seemed like he went from comatose with no facial movement to trips to McDonald's and talking. I would have enjoyed more medical information about his condition.

I do wish there would have been some pictures included in the book, to see Ryan before and after to have a face to put with the name. I also wish there would have been more information about his current level of functioning and day to day life.

With all of that being said, while that would have made the book more interesting for me, I realize the message of the book was to share God's healing grace in the miraculous survival of Ryan and the fact that God holds everyone's life in his hands.

Overall, I think this was an interesting book. If you are a fan of the Boone family, you would probably enjoy this book.

posted by J4Life5 on August 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Excellent. Enjoyed it immensely

    I enjoyed this so very, very much.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

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    A moving story. This book is a story about Ryan┬┐s traumatic acc

    A moving story.

    This book is a story about Ryan’s traumatic accident involving a coma and brain injury, among other things—and the love, prayer and perseverance of his mother. I could put myself in Lindy’s (Pat Boone’s daughter) place while reading this story. Both of my children were in an awful car accident years ago (one of them life-flighted and intubated) as well as another family member who sustained a traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident. I felt her shock and horror. Her mental and physical exhaustion. 

    It’s difficult for me to give this book a star rating because much of it was a five-star page-turner and very interesting, but I skipped through other pages that seemed to focus on the mother, rather on the effects of her faith, prayer and relationship with God. Therefore, I give this book four stars rather than five.

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