Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I was given a complimentary copy of the book Precious Children of India by Life Sentence Publishing recently. As I read the book, I was filled with so much emotion. My emotions ranged from anger to disbelief to hope. Each child's story was unique and told with gentleness by the author.
This book helps readers understand more about the hardships and difficulty that people of India face on a daily basis, but more importantly, it focuses on the lives of the children. The beautiful stories portrayed resilience and optimism even under the most difficult of circumstances.
In America, we take our basic needs for granted - having clean water, access to fresh food, and good, safe shelter. In India, none of these needs are readily available and fighting for daily survival is the norm.The children learn to fend for themselves not only due to circumstances beyond their control, but in order to just live from one day to the next.
Precious Children of India allows the voices of the children to be heard. Their stories, though painful to read, give a clear picture of their reality. The children, most of them under the age of 8, have experienced and witnessed more than their little eyes should ever have seen.
To have a clear understanding of how blessed we are in America, please take time to read this book. Prepare your heart before you do read it though because you'll never be the same afterwards. I would like to thank Life Sentence Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
The blog tour page for Precious Children of India is at: http://www.lifesentencepublishing.com/precious-children-of-india/
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