A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story
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A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story

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She shares the story of her trip to the Holy Land and how her prayers at the Wailing Wall were interrupted because of a hamburger.
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Published (first published February 25th 2011)
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Ed Fuller
Samantha Chandler is a wonderful story teller and couples that gift with her faith, allowing herself to become completely vulnerable, as she unveils the raw emotions of pain and suffering she experienced as a child at the hands of her mother and then in adulthood at the hands of a sadly abusive and controlling husband that included the temporary loss of her children.

Her story is an amazing testimony to the power of faith and human courage (sometimes strong and sometimes weakened) and a desire t...more
Fantastic !!!

"A Love Story-How God Pursed Me and Found Me-An Impossibly True Story" by Samantha Ryan Chandler is an inspiring life memoir and an account of the tribulation known as divorce that forever changed the author's life and the lives of her children. Samantha Ryan Chandler gives a heart-wrenching account of an evil plan perpetrated by her husband to rob her of everything, their homes, money, and stability to include her three precious daughters. The author writes with purpose, giving the...more
David Bevan
I was given a copy of this book by a friend and I found the story and the style very engrossing. The author clearly has had her share of adventures and more than her share of disasters. It is interesting to read of her journey from the colorful world of Arcadian Louisiana, where she suffered at the hands of an abusive mother and a father who’s love for her blinded him to the sufferings of his children, to a life of fantastic wealth.

The writing style reveals a whimsical nature that belies the in...more
Ferew Mekonnen
Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story
The Book that I was anxiously waiting for to get my hands on was sent to me by the Author herself. I read the book and I feel more thankful for the waves that are tossing me right now.
It’s hard for me to express how blessed I am to have known her and the family. my name is ferew Mekonnen. Aunt Sammy and I met when God gave her the ministry that saved my life. My story is long I was severely burnt by a fire in a tiny village whe...more
Wisdom Broker
My life hasn’t been easy. I lost my career and my first wife to cancer before our 15th anniversary, leaving me with four young boys to raise. Later, I married Cherie, who was raising three boys. As if raising 7 boys hasn’t been enough of a challenge, I now help care for my 106-year-old grandma!

Sometimes I need to be reassured that someone faced greater challenges and not only survived, but emerged stronger, more joyful, and even better for having gone through it. That’s the assurance I feel aft...more
Geri Ahearn

A young girl from Louisiana learns quickly the true definition of the words pain and suffering. As a child, at the hands of her mother, she experiences abuse, sadness and confusing situations. As an adult, she struggles with violence, a devastating divorce, and temporary loss of her children. The same woman walked among the rich, but only found betrayal. In desperation, she searched for sanity, but only found hopeless despair. After fifteen years of Bibl...more
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I have to say that after reading this book I have a great admiration with Samantha for sharing her, at times, very painful story with us. It must have taken a lot of courage to print this book after having written and stirred up the memories that caused so much pain.

Samantha has been through a lot in her life and has laid it out for all to see. From an abusive mother to Darth Vader I think she has had it all and then some thrown at he...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. Chandler allows you inside her mind as she faces each new challenge and trial. I like the fact that the book is raw and honest but I also felt like I wanted more inforamtion in some areas of the book (like more background on the children's situation). I feel like this book allows readers to search their souls for what they truly believe and how far they are willing to go to trust it.
It reminds us to look up and not down, God is in control!
This book was quite interesting and inspiring. Samantha writes straight from her heart and her faith in God is unfailing. I personally have
had some reawakening in my beliefs since reading her book tonight
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The cover is anything but ordinary, it perfectly describes what the contents is…:)

This is actually a good book, what just disturbs a reader like me, is when I get carried away in her story and then, it changes abruptly… Well, I guess, it’s just because it’s her own biography… but I think a little editing will do, and that the stories should be expanded a little, since I believe too, that any humans story cannot be contain in one book, but this would be...more
Jessica Brown
I received this book for review free from the author. I want to thank her for her generosity and for writing the book. It was full of personal stories and was easy to read. My heart went out to her because of the abuse she suffered especially when it involved her daughters. I was happy that she found solice in God during this time and even managed to help others at the same time. Her story paints the picture that she is a very caring person and didn't give up when the going got tough but continu...more
Jalynn Patterson
About the Book:

The tale of Samantha Ryan Chandler's life is evocatively portrayed in her book: A Love Story, How God Pursued Me and Found Me. It tells of a life that is as disturbing and unsettling as it is uplifting and, in the end, gratifying. How "A girl from Nowhere, Louisiana" finds her way from such humble beginnings to live and walk amongst presidents and the supremely rich, only to find her trust and faith betrayed by those that she loved and trusted the most. She would be tested to the...more
Shirley Scurlock
“Indie Excellence Finalist” Samantha Ryan Chandler has written a love story for the ages. This story could belong to any of us but it’s her story of a love without understanding. Samantha shares her tests, her testimony, and all the twists and turns in between. I don’t want to share too much, because I want you to buy the book, however this young ladies life was at times a nightmare, a dream or what must have seemed like hell! Her experiences can instruct you, encourage you and fill you with a l...more
Miamikel SS

A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me ~ An Impossibly True Story by Samantha Ryan Chandler is the story based on the author's account of her triumphs and trials in her life's walk. This book is not only a personal account of her life but it speaks from the heart. As you read, you feel the pain and anguish of this author come through. In her own words, the author writes "I am a child of God, and I win." Amen!

Excerpt from the book: "Those who grow up with the knowledge of God's love know t...more
Pedro Okoro
A Love Story How God Pursued Me and Found Me: An Impossibly True Story

~When you're between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end!~

This wonderful book encourages us to trust God to bring us out of our dark tunnels! The author tells us “When you can get your arms around your God-given rights, and understand who God is and just how sovereign He is, then freedom is in sight!”

Everyone faces challenges—that’s simply the reality of life! Wonderful as the views on the mountain-top may be, it’...more
Firstly I would like to thank the author as I won this as part of First Reads. Thank you for selecting me to read and review your book.

I only wish I could rate it higher - I would have given it a 2.5 if I could. Although I understand that this book is written to the author by the author, to an outsider it's very disjointed and the stories chop and change all over the place. For example, as information is provided in bits and pieces all over the place, it seemed to me initially that the author wa...more
TWJ Magazine
A Love Story: How God Pursued Me and Found Me An Impossibly True Story is a book written by Samantha Ryan Chandler about her life and the trials God used to draw her closer to Himself. It is not an easy story to read, especially if you have experienced similar circumstances in your own life relationships. In fact, you may find it a bit painful to read if your faith and trust in God is in a vulnerable place right now. However, if you are in the midst of a particularly trying time, I would encoura...more
This is a hard, yet encouraging book. A love story from God to the author, which could not have been easy to write. Ms. Chandler opens her heart and pours out her soul in this story. Another uneasy task, considering the pain involved...

Her life journey starts out with abuse dealt out by her parents, which I believe led her to marry an abusive, overly controlling, extremely wealthy man. She has lived through too many bad events and situations to list here, but the dear hubby sounds more like the...more
Wendy Jones
The author of this book has gone through many trials and throughout all, her honesty and love of God shines through. Despite the circumstances in which she finds herself she continues to believe in and find Gods love. Her faith is obviously strong and despite most of the people in her life letting her down, she knows that God will never do that. It is an inspiring story, if slightly harrowing due to all the difficulties the author faces. Initially, I personally found the writing style quite disc...more
Reading this book was both helpful and very hard. I’ve had my own bad marriage with a man who was manipulative and controlling. I’ve spent years thinking I was following God, only to find that we never truly trust God until we hit rock bottom and have no other choice. We can tell ourselves otherwise, but it’s a lie.

There is more to this book than just a terrifying divorce tale; there is even a bit of humor. Samantha talks about her childhood and the international non-profit organization she foun...more
A Love Story – how God perused me and found me

I read this book very quickly; I understand what the author means when she says that the book for her was cathartic, in some ways it was hard to read because of its content and you realise the really is someone’s story and not a fiction book. I am not sure I like the style of writing, but could not tell you why not. I found that I had to finish it because I wanted to know what happened. I think the book is worth a read, and for those who are ‘going t...more
I won this book and was excited to read it. As a Christian I love to hear how God has changed the lives of his followers. This book however was a mess. I wouldn't consider this book a final draft. It's a very rough first draft and I'm surprised that it was published in it's condition. It was tough to finish. The order of the chapters made no sense, there wasn't any information about the characters that helped you identify with them. I won't be recommending this book to my friends. The editing, o...more
Myja Ward
This writting encouraged me to KEEP FIGHTING no matter what lifes challenges will bring you. This author had to grasp this at an early age in order to survive, in which her battles only became tougher as she got older an really learned to trust God. This is when you will be attacked even the more. But for us believers we have to know that its not the people that come against us, its only that spirit that come to attacks us had to have Body to operate in&through. But in the End we WIN! Great...more
Thank you Samantha for sending me a signed copy of your book. I felt much sadness in reading your story. I was encouraged by your change in tone in the last few pages. I felt that forgiveness had finally permeated through your soul. It truly is amazing what God can do if we let Him. May you continually walk in His light. <3
I won this book on Goodreads. It was a nice short read, and very inspiring book. I think Samantha did a nice job of telling her story both the good and bad and how God fit into both parts of it. I think this would be a great book to read on someone that may be going through hard times in life and or doubting their faith.
In compliance with FTC guidelines, I am disclosing that I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

I do have several books in line for reading first, but I look forward to reading and reviewing this book.
Carol K.
I won this book on Goodreads...enjoyed very much reading about the author's Christian journey and experiences and putting her faith into practice...may she continue to walk with Jesus..
Story line is great. It is an incredible story, but the way this book is written was frustrating.
Jamie Stanley
I won this boook in a goodreads giveaway!!!
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