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  • Hardcover: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Lrg edition (August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786243740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786243747
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 16.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 349 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,519,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is indeed for women, if by women one means white, American, middle-class, conservative Christian mothers. But there's little reason to quibble; such women are exactly Kingsbury's target audience, and few of them will be disappointed by these stories of angels, medical miracles and mothers who really, really love their kids (the only exception being a "childless by choice" woman who really, really loves her house). While Kingsbury claims that these stories are true (there's no documentation or opportunity to corroborate this), she has clearly taken liberties with the dialogue; the conversations between doctors and anguished parents are straight out of 1960s-era medical dramas. The majority of the stories fit a pretty old chestnut of a formula: tragedy happens, the doctor says there's no hope, God intervenes (often in the form of an angel), the patient miraculously gets better, then the doctor shakes his head in disbelief, says that the recovery is inexplicable and admits that he was wrong. In more than one case, the wrong medical advice is, not surprisingly, to abort a gravely ill fetus. Two later chapters are a bit more compelling in that the sick person indeed dies, and the miracle is the good that comes from that death. There's little doubt that Kingsbury's subjects had astonishing experiences, but the nuance, texture and reality of those experiences are lost in the simplistic telling. Luis Palau's It's a God Thing packs the emotional punch Kingsbury is going for, but with considerably less treacle.
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"If you have a friend who needs a ray of encouragement, take her a cup of tea and A Treasury of Miracles for Women. It is indeed a treasure chest full of true stories that proves God still answers prayers today."—Patricia Hickman, bestselling author of Tiny Dancer

"[Kingsbury] delivers . . . genuine emotional punch."—Publishers Weekly

"Karen is a gifted writer who confronts the hard issues with truth and sensitivity."—Francine Rivers, bestselling author of Redeeming Love --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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***** Once again, Ms. Kingsbury does what she does best, move our hearts with stories that bring a smile to your face while you wipe tears from your eyes. Throughout this small collection of true stories, time and again, you are inspired with true accounts of people whose faith has sustained them and who encounter what can only be termed miraculous. Most often, the simple faith of a child is what stands out as the key ingredient. However, people of all ages experience these miracles, and once you read about them, you will begin to look for the same in your own life. *****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
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This book makes a great gift for women. I bought it for a friend, and she has enjoyed it. I definately would reccomend it for anyone looking for that special gift to lift the heart and spirit of a lady friend, or your mother, sister, etc...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
As great as the first! Dec 26 2002
By Huntress Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
***** Once again, Ms. Kingsbury does what she does best, move our hearts with stories that bring a smile to your face while you wipe tears from your eyes. Throughout this small collection of true stories, time and again, you are inspired with true accounts of people whose faith has sustained them and who encounter what can only be termed miraculous. Most often, the simple faith of a child is what stands out as the key ingredient. However, people of all ages experience these miracles, and once you read about them, you will begin to look for the same in your own life. *****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful....As always!! April 17 2009
By G. Knapp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Well, it is Karen Kingsbury....what more can I say!!!
If you haven't read her works, let me just ask.....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!! I started reading her books a year ago and have devoured 20+ books since then. And I am the worlds slowest reader....it usually takes me months to read a book, and I fly through Karen's books!!

So this book is just simply a JOY to read. Heartwarming and beautiful, Inspiring and Uplifting!!! A great place to start before you dive into her fiction!!

Be Blessed and enjoy this amazong author!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What inspiration Nov. 4 2013
By Reatpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I cried and cried, I laughed and was amazed. Some of the stories gave me so much hope and made me realize how blessed I am.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I believe in Angels May 23 2014
By Kita - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
The Bible says that angels are ministering spirits here to help those who are heirs of the kingdom of God. If the Bible ( god's words) says it , it is true. Therefore we do have angels watching over us and we are blessed for it. I would recommend this book to anyone. It gives us prof f that we are never alone.
A wonderful inspirational gift to anyone who is struggling with their faith! Feb. 17 2015
By Pirate2240 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Women are a busy lot, rushing through the days trying to manage a dozen different roles. We are mothers, daughters, friends, neighbors, counselors, house cleaners, chauffeurs, cooks, caretakers, and dreammakers. Often we are responsible for the well-being of everyone in our own little worlds. But in the rush of life we rarely take time to revel in the miracles around us - the living examples and awe-inspiring proof of God's love.

The baby that should have died but lived.

The child saved from a pond without a trace of the golden-haired rescuer.

The paralyzed young woman who walked down the aisle a year later and married her high school sweetheart.

The angelic reminder that even in death, God is there.

Miracles abound if we only take the time to look.

It's been said that we women were created with a relationship manual built into our hearts. But we are nothing more than harried, hassled, dried-out machines if we don't take the time to allow our souls to sing again. Time to sit quietly in the presence of God's miracles and be reminded that he is still working among us. " (pg 7-8)

In Karen Kingsbury's latest book, A Treasury of Miracles for Women: True Stories of God's Presence, it is a heart-warming inspirational look at just how powerful prayer can be and how active God and His angels are in our everyday lives. 15 soul stirring stories from real families who have experienced God's intervention in their seemingly simple and small lives in a powerful way. This will encourage and lift your spirits as you begin to feel God's presence in every single one of this amazing stories.

I received A Treasury of Miracles for Women by Karen Kingsbury compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained here are strictly my own unless otherwise notated. This is such an encourage book to give as a gift to anyone struggling with their faith or going through a difficult time, to see how God can answer a simple prayer in life changing ways. I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars in my opinion.


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