When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko's comfortable life changed. She was suddenly convicted—God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead.
Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind. When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.
Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name in life, and dignity and honor in death. When she shares her stories of broken lives redeemed, other broken people respond, and so the ripple effects of that long-ago yes continue to spread, touching lives that yearn for healing, and underscoring the fact that every life matters to God.
My take on this book:
This is one of those books that grabs hold of the heart and holds it from beginning to end. The ministry that Linda allowed God to lead her into wasn't always easy but the hope and healing that flows from the pages of the book shows how God can turn despair into hope and healing. I kept thinking about the scripture where God says that when you do for the least among you are doing for God as well! I found myself becoming absorbed in each story and found myself wondering if I could be as obedient. A story that inspires and shares the wonderful way God can use us if only we will let him.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.