Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Review: Sacred Acre

We both just finished reading Sacred Acre: The Ed Thomas Story by Mark Tabb with The Ed Thomas Family, what a great book!
This is a book about a man's faith in God and how he passed those values to his family, to his friends, to the players he coached and to the community that he lived in.
The book goes through the tragedy of the F-5 tornado that ripped through Parkersburg and how the town rallied behind their beloved football coach Ed Thomas and rebuilt the town and football field. There were lots of obstacles and plenty of hurdles to overcome but with the help of neighbors, friends and even strangers, the town was able to rebuild and the football field was ready for the teams first home game that fall!
From one tragedy to another, the book talks about how the family processed and was able to forgive after Ed Thomas was killed by a former player. What could have been devastating tragedy, God used to bring a community together. The family shares their thoughts and prayers as they processed what had happened and how they were going to move forward.
This book was very well written and once I started reading, it was hard to put it down! I would highly recommend this book.

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