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Pieces of My Heart based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.)