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Here if You Need Me: A True Story

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Warm & Sensitive Approach to Grief and Loss

I picked up this book after hearing the author's public radio interview on 'Speaking of Faith.' Kate is a talented writer, and her love and compassion radiate throughout the book. As a single parent, I could immediately relate to the challenge of integrating her calli...
I picked up this book after hearing the author's public radio interview on 'Speaking of Faith.' Kate is a talented writer, and her love and compassion radiate throughout the book. As a single parent, I could immediately relate to the challenge of integrating her calling with raising 4 children. Kate sprinkles her storytelling with humor and wisdom. She successfully balances the lighter side of her memoir while writing about the intimate moments of her own loss and her walk with others experiencing personal anguish. I finished the book this morning and passed it on to a friend who recently lost his 21-year-old daughter through a senseless tragedy.

posted by Anonymous on July 20, 2008

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Very Mixed feelings about this book.

I think the author is a wonderful woman, who was thrust into a horrible tragedy with small children and strived to make her life, the life of her children and that of her late husband's really matter. That's the part I really liked. The part I have difficulty with is t...
I think the author is a wonderful woman, who was thrust into a horrible tragedy with small children and strived to make her life, the life of her children and that of her late husband's really matter. That's the part I really liked. The part I have difficulty with is that I really feel that the reason she became a minister was basicly to finish something that her husband started. I found some parts of the book, although an honest description of her beliefs and feelings, to be disturbing on another level. It made me wonder how many ministers are there just to tell you what you want to hear, and not what is a true belief for them.

posted by Anonymous on October 4, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Not My Favorite

    I'm sure this author is a very nice person. I could feel that she was as she read through her book (I listen to audio books), but by the third c.d. I had enough--this story was just too boring for me. Although I found myself actually looking up some of the words she used because I'd never heard them before, the story never caught my ear or made me want to know more about her life. She did use very descriptive writing and I could imagine being in that place for a moment. I try to finish the projects I start, but I decided this book was just not for me and I shelved it due to lack of interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2007

    Could barely make it through this book!

    After seeing that this book was getting five stars, I thought it was going to be great. I was highly disappointed and wanted to close it forever after a few chapters. I skipped many paragraphs and found it redundant and boring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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