Thursday, February 17, 2011

In a Heartbeat

Title: IN A HEARTBEAT: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
Authors: Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy
Publisher: Henry Holt
August 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9338-4
Genre: Nonfiction

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 valuable lessons such as:

. If you can’t give something big, give something small.
. “Get one, give one”—when you receive something, give part of it away.
. Giving doesn’t mean enabling—before you give intelligently, you have to learn the value of a dollar.
. Generosity starts at home.

IN A HEARTBEAT is the moving true story of this amazing American family that not only had it all, but they offered it all to help a boy in need. This is the true story of the family featured in The Blind Side.

Included in the middle of the book are photos of the family from when Leigh Anne and Sean were babies all the way up to their children grown. I found this book interesting and applaud the Tuohy’s for making a difference in someone’s life. If each of us would do something for someone in need, the world would be a better place. $24.00 hardcover. 269 pages.

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