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Review of Miracles Still Happen . . . Trust Me

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[Following is an official review of "Miracles Still Happen . . . Trust Me" by Mary LaShonda Webber.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Mary LaShonda Webber was born into a modest family in Louisiana, but she is now the CEO and owner of L & R Human Resource Consulting. As a youngster, she was daring, bold, and not afraid to speak her mind. Her outgoing personality led her to live a wild life once she entered college. During her first year, she forgot everything her parents taught her and hardly talked to God. But God had other plans for her. Whether it was getting pregnant at nineteen, falling ill with life-threatening diseases, or being paralyzed and unemployed, God saw her through every challenge that life threw at her. Mary LaShonda is a walking testimony, and she has detailed her experiences in Miracles Still Happen... Trust Me to encourage and uplift anyone who might be going through tough times.

Webber’s testimonies were short and straightforward but had a profound impact on me, nonetheless. The author began the narration from her childhood before moving on to everything that followed. Her steady progression allowed me to appreciate each phase in her life, both individually and holistically. Because I knew about her struggle with lupus, reading about her battle with domestic violence and leukemia became more emotional. At every point that I thought that her story could not possibly be more shocking, the next testimony made my jaw drop even lower. It was awe-inspiring how God always came through for her.

The author’s writing style was also commendable. Even though she may not have intended it, she made me laugh out loud from time to time by using comical expressions and rhetorical questions that are unique to the Black community. Webber manifested the saying, “less is more,” in this book. Her simple writing was devoid of any lengthy sentences and difficult words, which allowed God’s work in her life to take center stage. With no unnecessary distractions, readers will feel the inspirational impact of her story more.

While I enjoyed this book, I had a few complaints. I found several errors that indicate that the book needs another round of editing. The errors are remarkable because this book is such a short read (80 pages), and I felt that they should not be present. I was also confused about when exactly Webber moved back to her parents’ house. Additionally, being such a short read, I felt that the author merely glossed over many events that she shared. While I was glad to be spared excessive details, I still wished there was more substance to the experiences Webber shared. For instance, I would have liked to know more about how she got several promotions and her relationship with her daughter. As a result, I am rating this book 3 out of 4, removing one star for the explained criticisms.

The book is about the miracles that have happened in Webber’s life. And miracles are not backed by logic and do not require approval from anyone. So cynical readers who do not share the same faith may not be able to relate to the author’s stories. This book is best for people who want inspiration to help strengthen their faith in God during tough times. Readers who are not cynical and enjoy reading religious testimonies will also enjoy this book, regardless of their religion.

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Post by smoothcrowd »

Sometimes we think we are strong enough to handle the hardship of life not knowing we need God in everything we do.
I would love to read her testimony so I'll add this book to my shelve.
Thanks for such a lovely review.
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Post by XLP »

Thank you, Webber for writing this book. I am currently in difficult situations. Reading this review of your book about how God saved you from your mistakes and illnesses has greatly uplifted my soul. I hope to experience God's intervention in my life; and I believe that indeed miracles still happen.
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Post by Gwrites208 »

This is such a whole lot of interesting testimonies. I'll like to also read about her testimonies. I would be able to relate.
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Post by Chinyere Nwankwo »

This book sounds inspiring. God always has better plans for us and He indeed does miracles. This would be of great help to anyone currently struggling with illnesses or other challenges. It does help one’s faith to read the testimonies of others and I hope this book reaches the right people. Thank you for your review.
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Post by Ezidimma 01 »

I love that the book talked about miracle using practical experience that can inspire someone that has lost hope in everything, one can pick up this book with the story of what happened in this book it can give someone hope, i pray this book meets the right person.Thank you foryour sincerity in ur review.
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Post by Evelyn Chokwe »

Reading this book has helped me to realise that we make plans for our lives but God decide.This book review it is very motivational and inspiring , reading it made me feel hopefully again about life.Thank you for sharing your review
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Post by Sogzy d_Optimist »

From the look of it; it seems this book will be inspiring. Thanks for the review, I'll add the book to my shelf.
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Post by Emiglee »

This is a beautiful review. I loved reading it mostly because it was insightful and honest. I love to learn a lot while reading and I think i will enjoy reading this book.
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Post by Belen Egan »

Sometimes all we need is to be certain that we are able to overcome whatever comes our way. I respect everyones beliefs and the support system you choose to relay on. I think if you are open (as I am) to believe in something bigger than yourself and not focus on the tragedies of life, this sounds so interesting. Also, such a nice review.
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