Book Review - In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat
Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving

by Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, with Sally Jenkins

From the couple made famous by the incredibly popular movie The Blind Side comes a behind-the-scenes story that is sure to satisfy and inspire readers everywhere. In their own words, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy tell the story of how they came to adopt Michael Oher. But this book is so much more than the story portrayed in the movie. In In a Heartbeat we get to know the heart of a very special family in a way that not only entertains us, but inspires us to immitate a lifestyle of true giving.

Included are chapters written by Sandra Bullock, who played Leigh Ann in the movie, and Tim McGraw, who played Sean. Those are terrific, but what is sure to capture the attention of readers is the straight talk of two people we think we know because we've watched a movie. Only now we can really get to know them, and we discover the one thing that moves us the most -- they're just like us! That's the most moving thing about the story told by Leigh Ann and Sean. They haven't done anything we can't do, and their candor motivates us to put action behind our charitable words, to really reach out and touch the life of someone in need.

I'm not a nonfiction reader, but I devoured this book, which is why I can recommend it. It held my attention from beginning to end, and the message is one I needed to hear. Thanks to the B & B Media Group for providing review copy.

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