4 out of 4 stars
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Losing a loved one is disastrous. But for a mother, losing her son is beyond tragic. I know that the death of a friend or family member can lead to trauma. But in this book, the author spares no details on every bit of depression, grief, and pain she passed through after her son's death.
The author (Kim Todd) raised her son (Zach) in a Christian home, and when Zach died in a ghastly accident, she began to question God’s will. Kim started to doubt her faith in God. She felt weak and hopeless. Depression is an understatement when describing what she felt at the early stages of her loss. Kim couldn't believe that her son was dead. Will the author backslide? Will the sudden depression, sadness, and pain take her life?
I don't want to lay more emphasis on the tragic moments in the author’s life. I intend to focus on the reasons why she has decided to write this book of faith and open communication.
After Zach’s death, Kim went to his house along with Steve (Kim’s husband) and Dennis (Zach’s friend). They were looking to get some clothes and CDs for Zach’s burial. And that was where Kim saw her first signs. Kim saw a CD and a coffee cup that read “LIFE AFTER DEATH” and “I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY,” respectively. These hints were just the beginning as she also saw signs from bumper stickers, survey stakes, Zach’s funeral, Zach’s tattoo, butterflies, birds, clouds, the radio, dreams, cards, and books. Kim had the feeling that Zach wasn’t in a better place since he died at a young age. Kim often cried and lamented over Zach’s miserable departure. After a while, Kim decided to tell her story. A true story of her family and how Zach’s death changed everything.
The book, Heaven's Postcards by Kim Todd, is a non-fiction book that reveals the story of Kim and her relationship with God. The book consists of about 127 pages. Kim dedicates this autobiography to her son, Zach Edward Cruise. Heaven's Postcards is a book that exhibits picture messages. These pictures give the audience a vivid imagination. There are scriptural citations in some pages, either at the top or bottom. As a Christian, I value these insertions, and I’m happy how they seem to reveal sacred messages to me.
I enjoyed reading this book because it gave me a different perspective on how God communicates with His children. I admired the method Kim used in communicating with God. I was happy that Zach’s death was quick and painless. Otherwise, Kim would’ve had to see her son suffer miserably before finally dying. I was touched by both the spiritual and physical events that took place after Zach’s death. I was pleased with Kim for writing a book that portrayed sorrow, pain, courage, discovery, bonding, relationships, and motherly love.
Heaven's Postcards is an exceptionally well-edited book. I found no grammar errors or typos on the pages of this book. There was nothing I disliked about the storyline. The book has earned a perfect 4 out of 4 stars.
I recommend this book to anyone who feels that the death of a loved one is a sign of God’s anger. God works in mysterious ways. This book is free from sexuality, so readers looking for books with adult content or violence are not advised to read it.
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