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Before My Heart Stops by Paul Cardall
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Oct 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: memoirs, religion, music
Read from June 22 to July 15, 2011

My problems with this book are that, for me, blogs don't really translate to long form very well. They are meant to be read in short form sitting a computer, but for the long form of a book, it didn't hold my attention that much. Also, he just seems so mellow. I'm glad his faith in God and what God has in store for him is so strong and rock solid, but it seemed too much. On the days when he was frustrated and tense, I never got a real feeling of frustration. It was more like, "oh I'm frustrated today, but I know it will pass, and God's taking care of me." I wanted more emotional voyages, I guess. I'm very close to many of the players in this book. His maternal grandfather, is a former church (lay) leader of mine, a man I've met on many ocassions and have a great admirationg for. The sister-in-law who was always taking Eden (his daughter), is a woman I've dated, and know very well. I've met Eden on many ocassions as well, and had her give me that measured look of a toddler who already knows her own mind. In fact in the end, I enjoyed more seeing how many people I know that are in his life rather than the story.

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