4 out of 4 stars
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Knowing He’s There, by Charles Sacchetti, is a heartfelt and humorous book filled with heartwarming stories about how God touched the author’s life in many ways. Only about 100 pages, this short read will make many readers contemplate about the presence of God in their lives.
In the first two chapters, the author discusses two people who have made a significant impact on his life, his “big brother”, Spinner, and his uncle, Mario. Spinner helped nurture the author’s love for baseball, while Uncle Mario made a lasting impact on the author because of all of the memorable moments he had with him. A couple of chapters describe the near accidents and the close calls that the author had, like when the author fell asleep on the wheel for about 10 miles before waking up and taking the exit to his home. In another chapter, the author talks about how his father-in-law gifted a toy hammer to his daughter for her birthday and when his father in law passed away, he saw a hammer lying in the middle of the road just after his son was born. A couple of years later, when his son was nervous about proposing to his girlfriend, his son saw a hammer on top of a nearby bench and his nervousness disappeared. The author believes that the hammers were examples of his father-in-law’s sense of humor. There are many more chapters that not only discuss the impact that the author’s parents had on him but also about the impact that other people have made on the author.
For the most part, the book is organized in sequential order, starting from when the author was a young boy to the present day. Each chapter focuses on people who have made an impact on the author or an event that happened to the author that revealed God’s presence in his life. Every story that the author described was descriptive and remarkable, and it was touching to see how much of an influence his parents have had on him. Most of the stories were also thought-provoking, and it made me wonder about the times that God has touched my life.
Before every chapter is a photograph that goes along with each story that is presented in the chapters. One of the chapters features the hammer that was sitting on the bench when the author’s son proposed to his girlfriend. I think the photographs add a nice touch to this book, and they are what I like the most about this book. There wasn’t anything that I disliked about the book either.
Overall, I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. This book was well edited as I did not spot any grammatical errors or spelling mistakes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each story and learning about the various encounters that the author went through to feel God’s presence in his life. I would recommend this book to readers who like to read religious books that are inspirational.
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