In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
First came the bestselling book, then the Oscar-nominated movie—the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in ...more
The best reason for listening to this - and almost ...more
After a book was written about them, and a movie was made about them, it was time for this family to tell their own story! One of the neatest things about the book is their honesty about their family life. No super saints here, just an ordinary family with all the ups, downs, stresses of any family. I mean, what is "normal" anyway?
But yes, God used...more
(p 21) "One of our deepest beliefs is beautifully captured in the Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, or 2 Corinthians. The seventh verse of the ninth chapter of 2 Corinthians reads: 'Each one must give as he has decided in his hear, ...more
Started out in the introduction when Mrs. Tuohy says to look around, notice the people you probably don't pay much attention to, a waitress or clerk, and says that you are judging them and thinking yourself better than they are - and parenthetically, "(If you say you don't, you are lying.)" This demonstrate Mrs. Tuohy's extreme bullying, arrogance, and hypocrisy; she seems to think all of us are as arrogant, hypocritical ...more
"The Blind Side" is a delightful book about NFL Ravens right tack ...more
that being said, i had mixed feelings about a couple aspects of the book. 1) there were so many references to the tuohy's wea ...more
Sean and Leigh Anne share a strong faith in God and a strong belief in making a difference. I love Sean's Popcorn ...more
Authors: Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
Publisher: Henry Holt
You’ve often heard the saying, “Its better to give than to receive.” But how many of us absolutely believe that with no question asked? The Tuohy’s in IN A HEARTBEAT shows us how by an innocent gesture, a seed was planted that enabled them to give to a homeless boy a home and a family.
IN A HEARTBEAT teaches the readers some valuabl ...more
But I'll confess, Leigh Anne would drive me insane in 2 seconds flat. Granted, hers is a personality that gets things done. She also comes across as a ...more
After watching and enjoying the movie The Blind Side a few years ago (despite the too-revealing clothing worn by the lead actress), I was curious when my grandmother passed this book along to me. In a Heartbeat is about a family who pulled themselves up by the tbootstraps and willing loved someone when most people would have been unwilling or afraid. They're also imperfect...but aren't we all.
Some of the stuff in the book made me uncomfortable. If implied and bleeped out cusses are goi ...more