Pieces of My Heart (Original)

Pieces of My Heart (Original)

by David Wood

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About the book:
Pieces of My Heart contains 82 great lessons found all around us in our normal everyday lives if we will dare to open our eyes and see.

About the Cover: "The front cover is symbolic of my children, for whom this book was written. They are all loved and cherished in my heart and therefore, each one is represented by a piece of my heart. The missing piece of the heart and the butterfly flying overhead are symbolic of my son, Daniel, who died shortly before his first birthday. Losing Daniel was the hardest thing I have faced in this life and he took a piece of my heart with him to heaven when he left. The butterfly is flying toward the sun, which is a representation of God and our eternal life to come. On the back cover, there is a lighthouse. This lighthouse is Jesus, who leads us and guides us through this wild ride we call 'life.'"

Excerpts: I think trying to understand when something bad happens is often like opening a 1,000 piece puzzle, pulling out a couple pieces and trying to understand the whole puzzle from the few pieces we are looking at. Though we try and try, it is just not possible. But God sees the picture that is on the outside of the box. He has the big picture, the finished puzzle, the completed vision. In this puzzle we call life, since we only see a small piece of the whole picture, some things are going to happen that we do not understand, due to our limited perspective. – From "One Piece of the Puzzle"

So on my counter, behind the sink in my kitchen lives this little sometimes green plant. It has been there for many years and somehow has survived the harsh cruel treatment it has received. Actually, more accurately, it is just the sporadic attention that it has had to endure as no one in the house, that I know of, has malicious intent toward the cute little guy. We are guilty of only leafing . . . I mean leaving it unattended until it is near death on many occasions. – From "Let Us Water One Another"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014798693
Publisher: Healthy Life Press
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

About the author: David’s personal journal that miraculously became this book was started in 2001 with the intention of being a gift to his daughters in his later years so they would know what their dad thought about things in this life. The purpose was to give them a glimpse of him even after he was gone, to bring comfort and courage to them by leaving actual “pieces of his heart” behind in the form of his written words. But God kept pressing David to share it more widely as a blessing to anyone who wished to read it. The hope is that these stories will spark thoughts about God’s constant involvement and intervention in our lives and stir a sense of how much He cares about every detail that is important to us.

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TWJ_Magazine More than 1 year ago
Just as the heart is the control center for life, children are the central love force of a parent’s being. There are few written examples from a father’s perspective, making David Wood’s book, Pieces of My Heart-Finding God in Our Everyday Lives, invaluable. As explained in his book, puzzle pieces independent of each other appear meaningless and without purpose. It is easy, even, to say they don’t belong in the bigger picture. Once they are interconnected, shapes form, and you realize that fragment was crucial to the finished product. Everyday events are like that and can seem random until you step back and see a bigger picture forming. The author takes on a double-meaning in reference to pieces of his heart; his book was written for his children, who ultimately each hold a portion of his emotional life force. Those pieces of his heart are also short, devotional-like chapters written with a lesson learned in relation to his other life force, God. His goal is for the reader to view random life events as a small piece of a larger puzzle, making each day rich with revelation. Although the various topics are written succinctly and can be read in just a few minutes, it will be hard to peruse just one chapter at a time. His wisdom is periodically overshadowed briefly by his humor, making Pieces of My Heart as entertaining as it is applicable. Don’t be surprised if you are repeating many of his adventures around the water cooler or at the ball field. Understanding life piece by piece can be difficult, but as David points out, “Though we try and try, it is just not possible. But God sees the picture that is on the outside of the box. He has the big picture, the finished puzzle, the completed vision.” He’s doing what all good fathers do; affirming life and love while dishing out hope and meaning in the process. (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)