Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Forged through Fire

When Mark McDonough was a teen, a catastrophic fire claimed the lives of his mother and younger brother. It also left Mark with burns on over 65 percent of his body. During a long and painful recovery, his faltering faith in God was strengthened by a remarkable near-death experience. Inspired to pursue a career as a plastic surgeon to help those who suffer as he has, McDonough has overcome numerous other adversities on his journey, including addiction and a stroke. Now he shares his incredible true story of survival and perseverance to bring hope and healing to those dealing with great physical and emotional pain.

Anyone who has suffered or watched a loved one suffer from a personal trauma, disease, or loss that has tested or stolen their faith and exhausted their emotional resources will find real hope in this redemptive story.

My thoughts: This book opened my eyes to the incredible pain that a burn victim goes through and how long the road to recovery is for them. I could imagine it being painful, but I never stopped to consider just how painful and difficult the journey was. Mark does a wonderful job of sharing his story, which will help those who either have gone through a similar experience, or those who have a loved one going through recovering from severe burns. This book is also helpful, since he shares the ways he responded to being burned and going through the recovery. At just 16 years old when it happened, the experience really molded him into the man and doctor he became. This is a well written book.
I received this book through JustRead tours. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.

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