Monday, November 10, 2014

Eight Twenty Eight: When Love Didn't Give Up by Ian and Larissa Murphy

Do you remember a video that went viral back in May 2012 about a couple sharing their story about a heartbreaking car accident that changed their lives forever?  Watch the video below to refresh your memory.  This story is now being published by B&H publishing group.

From the Back Cover:

What if that thing you really feared happened?  Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine?
They met in college and fell in love.  They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring.  They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old.
They did not imagine a car accident.  They did not imagine his brain injury.  They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him.
And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be.  Theirs and God's.
Ian and Larissa Murphy tell their story of love in Eight Twenty Eight.  Except, it's not just their love story.  Really, it's yours as well.  Read and gain a picture of love that will challenge all you think you know about what is true and what persists.

Ian and Larissa Murphy are husband and wife.  They love one another.  They laugh together.  They seek to serve God together all while dealing with the implications of life in a world marked by suffering, yet compelled by love.  They live in Pennsylvania where they watch as God works all things together for good.



My Review:
I remember watching the video about this young couple and their commitment to each other.  The sacrificial love that Larissa has for Ian is beautiful.  In this book,  Larissa tells their story with truthful reality.  This book is an easy read as far as the print and ease of reading the story, but the story itself is not easy to read.  It will confront those hard places that no one really wants to think about, but it will also point to One who is far greater than our worst circumstance.  Pick up this book and see Christ's light shinning through this couple.

***I received this book for free from B&H publishing group in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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